Anna Lee Stephenson, 88, of Rockford, Ohio, died at 8:20 p.m. on Wednesday, June 20, 2018, at the Laurels of Shane Hill, where she was a patient.
She was born in Celina, Ohio, on August 11, 1929, the daughter of Elmer and Mildred (Monroe) Hoenie. She was a graduate of Celina High School, and on February 19, 1949, she married Charles L. Stephenson, and he survives in Rockford.
Anna Lee was a homemaker, and also enjoyed working beside Charles, farming their land. She and Charles were married for almost 70 years, and enjoyed every minute of their time together—it went much too quickly. She was a member of the Chattanooga United Methodist Church, where she was very active in all the church’s activities. She was past president of the U.M. Women’s Society, and taught Bible School and Sunday School for over 50 years. She especially loved her family—her three children and their families. She taught every one of them growing up on Koch Road how to ride a bicycle. The kids loved to hang out at Charles’ and Anna Lee’s home, especially because they had an in-ground pool, and that was very popular with all the family. Anna Lee would cook up a huge table of food for all the kids and their friends who came over to swim; it seemed like an awful lot of that pool water ended up in her kitchen, but she never minded it. She was even known to have patched up some of the boys who camped out in the woods, after their bottle rocket fights, so that when they went home, their parents were never the wiser. She loved flower gardening in the Spring, Summer, and Fall, and when Winter rolled around, every Sunday night, she, Jane and Judy would be quilting, and eating some of her homemade raspberry pie and maybe a pizza.
Surviving in addition to her husband, Charles, are her three children: Jane (Phillip) Suzuki of Rockford, Judy (Kirby) Stetler of Celina, and Michael (Janice) Stephenson of Fort Wayne, Indiana; her six grandchildren: Tyler (Cindy) Suzuki, Matthew (Tami) Suzuki, Jessica (Troy) Temple, Sarah (Theo) Belcher, Zachary (Molly) Stephenson, and Susan (Kreshnik) Seiti, along with 16 great grandchildren, all of whom she loved dearly.
Services will be held on Sunday at 3:00 p.m. at Ketcham-Ripley Funeral Home in Rockford, Ohio, with Pastor Tom Brunstrupp officiating. Burial will follow in Buck Cemetery, Celina.
Friends may call at the funeral home on Sunday, prior to the service from Noon up until the time of the service. Memorials may be directed to the Chattanooga United Methodist Church.
Condolences may be expressed at ketchamripley.com
Calvin Carr, age 94, of Rockford, Ohio, passed away at Laurels of Shane Hill in Rockford on Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at 12:38 am. He was born December 27, 1923 in Rockford to the late J. Dewey and Lillian (Martz) Carr. On January 4, 1947 he married Ruth (Bollenbacher) Carr, and she survives at the residence.
Other survivors include three sons, C. Douglas (Teresa) Carr, Rockford, Steven Carr, Michigan City, Indiana, and Bradley B. (Kimberly) Carr, Willshire, Ohio; six grandchildren, Jennifer, Aaron, Sarah, Brent, Paul, and Adam; and eight great grandchildren.
Also preceded in death by a brother, Chester Carr; and a sister, Miriam Carr.
Calvin was a 1942 graduate of Rockford High School. He proudly served his country in the United States Army during the WWII era. He retired after working 40 plus years as a heavy equipment operator on road construction.
He was a member of St. John Lutheran Church, Hopewell Township, Rockford American Legion Post #508, Celina VFW 5713; and The Shanes Masonic Lodge #377 F.&A.M.
Calvin was a devoted husband and father, a fun loving grandpa, and had many friends. He enjoyed playing cards, watching football, and the Cincinnati Reds. He will be missed by all.
Visitation hours will be from 4:00 – 7:00 pm, Thursday, June 28, 2018 in the Cisco Funeral Home, Celina.
Funeral services will begin at 10:30 am on Friday, June 29, 2018 at St. John Lutheran Church, Hopewell Township, 9009 State Route 118, Celina, Ohio 45822, with Rev. Karen Tamorria, officiating, where the family will receive friends from 9:30 am – 10:30 am prior to the service at the church.
Burial will follow at Riverside Cemetery, Rockford, Ohio; where military honors will be provided.
Memorials can be made to CHP Hospice of Van Wert, Ohio, St. John Lutheran Church, Hopewell Township for Wernle Children’s Home, or The Henderson Settlement.
To share memories with the family, visit Cisco Funeral Home in Celina.
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