Saturday, May 7, 2011

Edith E. Brandt (May 6, 2011)

Edith E. Brandt age 94 of Brock, Ohio. Our mother’s body is no longer on this land we love so much. Her last breath was on Friday, May 6, 2011 at 6:42. P.M. at Wayne Health Care (Greenville Hospital) as her family gathered at her bedside. You could hear laughter, see faces full of sorrow and hear stories of years filled with precious memories. The sweet stories were told of a grandmothers love that had no boundaries-no self concern. Our mouths watered as we talked about the wonderful food she always fed us whether it be at breakfast, a lunch taken out into the fields under a hot sun or a feast at every holiday. Edith was born July 20, 1916 to the late Edward & Sophie (Deubner) Border.

She was the late Arthur Brandt’s wife and what a proud wife she was! She wrote and typed his speeches for all of dad’s events. She canned his favorite foods; plums, pears, tomato juice, last of the garden, green beans. She kept the cellar stocked for the entire winter and everyone took joy in a canned good from mom.

She was president of various clubs and organizations. She sang in the choir. She was outgoing-she loved people! She had passion for gardening, jewelry, clothes and “stuff”. She hung her windows with chimes, butterflies and flower stick-ons. She collected Gone with the Wind items, elephants and filled her home with whimsy.

Edith is survived by her sons & daughters-in-law, John & Nancy Brandt of Versailles and James & Linda Brandt of Versailles; daughters & sons-in-law, Liz & Ash Rothlein of North Carolina, and Linda & Dennis Foley of Columbus; 41 grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren will keep her spirit alive through generations to come.

A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, May 11, 2011 at 12:00 P.M. at Bailey Zechar Funeral Home in Versailles with Pastor Dennis Wheeler officiating. Burial will follow in Brock Cemetery in Brock. The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 11:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to State of the Heart Hospice. Condolences for the family may be expressed through