Saturday, July 3, 2010

Iona M. Ford (June 30, 2010)

Mrs. Iona Marie Ford, age 71 of Greenville, Ohio passed away at 1:45 AM Wednesday June 30, 2010 at Gade Nursing Home of Greenville. Iona was born January 19, 1939 in Pennville (Jay County) Indiana. She was the daughter of the late Gerald and Olive (Linn) Rinard.

Iona was retired, having worked as a Licensed Practical Nurse at Reid Hospital of Richmond. She was also a Lifetime member of the Tri-State Tractor and Engine Assoc.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son Rodney Ford, an infant daughter Martha Lee Ford and sisters Patsy Rinard and Jean Boram.

Iona is survived by her husband Francis Eugene “Gene” Ford of Greenville. They were married October 6, 1956. Also survived by daughters and sons in law—Linda & Nevin Miller of New Madison, Kay & Ron Klosterman of Greenville, Paddy & Rex Cox of Greenville, Jane & Craig Weitbrecht of Kokomo, Ind. and Jackie & Kent Lephart of Arcanum. Son Michael Ford & Cheryle Blankenship of New Madison. Grandchildren & spouses—Dion & Karen Plessinger, Lonnie & Tammy Miller, Shawn Plessinger, Tricia Smith, Luann & Jim Mann, Tracy Canada, Chris & Mary Ann Ford, Lougena & Nathan Mancillas, Jason Ford, Nicole & Jason Taylor, Nathan Ford, Eliza Weitbrecht, Tanner Lephart, Victoria Weitbrecht and Megan Nims. Great Grandchildren—Kaylin Cates, Trever Mann, Alyshia Plessinger, Abby Plessinger, Ashtin Plessinger, Amanda Plessinger, Kelsi Mancillas, Tani Mancillas, Zane Mancillas, Khloe Nims, Sami Miller, Rachel Miller, Marcus Plessinger, Vahn Plessinger, Alexis Ford, Ryan Ford, Jerod Ford, Chelsea Ford, Bailey Ford, Carson Taylor and Brody Taylor. Great Great Grandchild—Ian Plessinger. A brother and sister in law Gerald & Kay Rinard of Texas, Sister Dee Dee Shumaker and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 AM Wednesday July 7, 2010 in the Zechar Bailey Funeral Home Greenville, Ohio with Mr. Eric Laux officiating. Burial will follow in the Oak Grove Cemetery Ft. Jefferson, Ohio. The family will receive friends on Tuesday July 6, 2010 from 5 till 8 PM in the funeral home.

It is the wishes of the family that memorial contributions are given to Reid Hospital in Memory of Iona.