Eileen Severns, age 82, of Mendon, passed away Thursday, 

August 1, 2019, at The Laurels of Shane Hill, Rockford.


Born January 28, 1937, in Mercer County, she was the only child 

of the late David Clarence & Mabel Josephine ( Grossnickle ) Crider.


Eileen and Jimmy R. Severns were married on April 28, 1957,

and he preceded her in death November 5, 2011.


She is survived by a son & daughter-in-law: Carl & Marsha Severns 

of Mendon, grandson, Matt Bretz, 3 great grandchildren: Jordan Bretz, 

Isiah Bretz and Brittney McCoy, and 4 great-great grandchildren: 

Addison Bretz, Novalee Mies, Grayson Bretz and Waylon Mies.


Preceding her in death were a son, Rickey Dean Severns in 1978,

a great granddaughter, Alissa Rose Bretz in 1995, and brothers & sisters- 

in-law: Ruth Ida Roller, Janice Engle, Eugenia Archer and Joe Severns. 


Eileen was a homemaker, and had been employed at National Seal in 

Van Wert for 10 years.  She attended Mendon United Methodist Church, 

and was a member of the V.F.W. Post #6772 Ladies Auxiliary in Spencerville.   


Eileen enjoyed being a member of the Mendon Craft Club, and painting, 

quilting, and making noodles for fund-raising at the church. 


Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, August 5, at the 
Mendon United Methodist Church, with Pastor Randy Christian officiating. 

Burial will follow at Mendon Cemetery. 


Calling Hours are 1:00 - 4:00 p.m., Sunday, August 4, at W.H. Dick & Sons-

Hellwarth Funeral Home in Mendon, and an hour prior to time of services 

on Monday, at the church. 


Memorial Contributions may be made to a charity of the donor's choice. 


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