Sunday, March 31, 2013

Alice V. Stutz (March 30, 2013)

Alice V. Stutz, 77, of Arcanum, passed away late Saturday afternoon, March 30, 2013 at her residence surround by her loving family.

She was born September 9, 1935 in Amory, Mississippi, daughter of the late Selma and Susie (Williams) Ford. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by brothers, Edward (Rosa) Ford and Cecil (Mary Sue) Ford; and a brother-in-law, Leon Stutz.

A homemaker, Alice helped her husband on the family farm. She was a member of St. Matthew's Lutheran Church in Ithaca.

Alice is survived by her husband of 38 years, Ralph E. Stutz, whom she married June 28, 1974; children, Dan Gaddy, Pat (John) Phlipot, Tammy (Jay) Merzke, Steve (Durinda) Stutz, and Wayne (Lori) Stutz; grandchildren, Danny (Jeorgene) Gaddy, Josh (Jennifer) Gaddy, Allison (Mike) Walls, Stephanie Gaddy, Amy (Rich) Hadden, Stacey (Jesse) Reynolds, John "Weasel" (Megan) Phlipot, Matt Phlipot, Mindy Phlipot, Aaron (Miranda) Merzke, Melanie Merzke, Holly (James) Dotson, Mariah Mareno, Alaina Merzke, Steve (Dani) Stutz, Jr., Chasity Stutz, Kristopher Stutz, Tyler Stutz, Amanda (Mitch) Arnett, Michael Stutz, Kyle Stutz, Kraig Lawrence, and Kyle Klingensmith; 26 great grandchildren and 2 expected; brothers and sister, Clovis "Punk" (Mabel) Ford, Jim "J.C." (Becki) Ford, and Gladys (Charles) Robinson; and several nieces and nephews.

Services will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, April 3, at the St. Matthew's Lutheran Church, 6825 St. Rt. 722, Ithaca, OH, with Pastor Joene Herr officiating. Burial will follow in the Ithaca Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at the Oliver-Floyd Funeral Home, 1000 N. Broadway St., Greenville, OH, on Tuesday from 5-8 p.m., and at the church Wednesday from 10-11 a.m. The family requests that memorial contributions be given to State of the Heart Hospice, 1350 N. Broadway St., Greenville, OH 45331.

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