Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Lucille M. Edsall (May 17, 2011)

Lucille M. Edsall, 89, of Greenvlle, passed away on Tuesday, May 17, 2011, at 12:05 a.m. at Sterling House in Greenville, Ohio.

She was born Oct. 25, 1921, in Darke County, Ohio, the daughter of the late Henry and Katherine (Grote) Brand. In addition to her parents and infant brother, she was preceded in death by her husband of 40 years, James C. (Jake) Edsall, who died in 1986; she was also preceded in death by her younger daughter, Carolyn E. Krzewski, who died in 1992.

Lucille was a life-long member of St. John Lutheran Church. She was an active member of the women of the church for many years and throughout her life sang in the church choir for 56 years. She organized St. John’s Senior Singles and continued as their leader for 18 years, planning many activities and trips for the group during her tenure. She was also a member of VFW 7262 and the Darke County and Ohio Public Employees Retirees.

Prior to working as a deputy in the Darke County Auditor’s office from 1967-1976, Lucille’s life was filled with many years of caring for her family, sewing for her girls, and faithfully fulfilling the seasonal and daily requirements of “life on the farm.”

Lucille is survived by two sons who live in Greenville, James E. Edsall (wife, Donna) and Daniel E. Edsall (wife, Linda), and a daughter, Janis Combs (husband, Bill), who lives in Waynesville. She is also survived by 5 grandsons, Jason Edsall (Greenville), Aaron Combs (Louisville, KY), Derrick Edsall (Greenville), Michael Combs (Springfield), and Kyle Krzewski (Canada), and two great-grandsons.

Funeral services will be held on Friday May 20, 2011 at 11 a.m. at St. John Lutheran Church, 7814 State Route 121 N., Greenville, Ohio, with Pastor Alan Knoke officiating.

The family will receive friends on Thursday May 19, 2011 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio and on Friday at the church one hour before the funeral service.

It is Lucille’s wish that memorial contributions be given to State of the Heart Hospice, Greenville, Ohio, in appreciation for their wonderful care during the last year of her life.

Condolences for the family may be sent to www.zecharbailey.com