Monday, November 30, 2009

Lela E. Fourman (November 27, 2009)

Lela Elizabeth Fourman, 101, of 750 Chestnut St., Greenville, Ohio, passed away on Friday, November 27, 2009 at 1:55 PM at the Brethren Retirement Community, Greenville, Ohio. She was born on August 7, 1908 in Miami County, Ohio to the late Margaret (Fasick) Fourman and Edward Fourman. She is also preceded in death by her two brothers, Robert Fourman and Carl Fourman.

Lela spent most of her life on a farm west of West Milton, Ohio. She taught children’s Sunday School in West Milton Church of the Brethren for many years. She later transferred her membership to the Greenville Church of the Brethren.

As a trained practical nurse she worked in the obstetrics department at Stouder Hospital in Troy and in the Brethren’s Home medical center from 1958 through 1974. She became a resident of the home in 1973.

A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, December 2, 2009 at 1:00 PM at the Brethren Retirement Community Chapel with Pastor Bob Bitner and Pastor Todd Reish officiating. There will be a private burial held at the Riverside Cemetery in West Milton, Ohio. Arrangements are under the direction of Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio. Memorial contributions can be made to the Brethren Home Resident Aid Fund.