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Florence O. Drennan
Florence O. Drennan, age 101, passed away peacefully Sunday evening, September 10, 2017 at the Swanton Health Care & Retirement Center. She was born April 26, 1916 in Monclova Township, the second of nine children, to Alfred E. and Ora Elsie (Buck) Butz. Florence was a graduate of Monclova High School and married John Drennan on July 25, 1936.
In 1941, they took over the family farm from John's grandparents on Old State Line Road. As a farmer's wife, Florence helped till the land and plant and harvest crops, while all along raising their two children, Delores and Doyle. Her husband, John, died of cancer in the fall of 1965 at the age of 58. Although she didn't farm after that, she supported her family as a seamstress and altered many garments for her friends and neighbors.
Florence was a 75-year member of the Order of the Eastern Star-Fulton Chapter and long time member of Trinity United Methodist Church.
Florence will be remembered as a hard worker, and will be missed by her daughter, Delores (Tom) Camp; son, Doyle (Linda) Drennan; 6 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; siblings, Dorothy Bunde, Hallie Mitchell, Doris Grill, Reata Fox and Marvin Butz; as well as several niece and nephews.
Besides her husband, Florence was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Harry Butz, Wayne Butz, Sr. and sister, Betty Simpson.
Family and friends may visit Thursday, September 14th from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Weigel Funeral Home in Swanton (419.826.2631), where an Eastern Star Service will begin at 7:30 p.m. Funeral services will be held Friday, September 15th at 11:00 a.m. in the funeral home with Pastor J.T. Bean officiating. Interment will follow at Sharples Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.
Residence: Swanton, Ohio
Visitation: Thursday, September 14th from 4 to 8 pm at the Weigel Funeral Home in Swanton
Funeral Service: Friday, September 15th at 11:00 am in the Funeral Home
Interment: Sharples Cemetery
SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS
SHIRLEY & GENE BOWERMAN Sep 14 2017 12:00 AM
I believe it was her that did a grand job on my wedding dress so very glad she lived this long, prayers of healing and may angel wings protect her and yours.
Pam Wozniak Sep 14 2017 12:00 AM
Sending my deepest condolences to the family. Florence was such a nice woman. She did alterations for me for years and I always enjoyed visiting with her. She was so proud of her grandchildren and great grandchildren and would always show me any new pictures she had and I loved seeing how they grew over the years. I will always miss her!
Joanne Klumm Sep 12 2017 12:00 AM
Deloris and Tom, Doyle and Linda, Tom and I extend our sincere sympathies to you. Missing your mother is forever, yet so are the precious moments and memories that are so connected to her and your lives. May those wonderful memories carry you in the days ahead. Tom (Chefs of Dixieland drummer) and Debbie Strohbeck
Tom and Debbie Strohbeck Sep 12 2017 12:00 AM
Sending our deepest condolences to the Family, May God Bless all of you at this time of sorrow. She will be missed by many, enjoyed talking to her at the Nursing Home.
Bonnie & Ron Holdeman Sep 11 2017 12:00 AM
There's no words to describe what Florence meant to me. I LOVED taking care of her and just spending time with her. When she moved to the assisted living I would go visit with her while I got my coffee in the morning. I love you, Florence. .you were family to me! To her family, I hope that I did you proud while I was working there for your mom. I'm so sorry for your loss. Much love!
Tanya Bayless Sep 11 2017 12:00 AM
So sorry for your loss. The kids and I enjoyed the time we spent with her-- such a great lady. She will be missed deeply.
Carla Camp Sep 11 2017 12:00 AM
Aunt Florence was always such a kind and sweet woman. She was my grandmother's (Hallie's) older sister and never failed to show up for family gatherings or send cards when she was able. She was so incredibly supportive of family and one of the most loving women I've ever known. To her immediate family, I am so very sorry for your loss. She was a wonderful lady and will be missed. We wish we could be there for the service, but we no longer live in Ohio. I am hoping that my grandmother is able to make the visitation. God bless.
Chandra Niklewski Sep 11 2017 12:00 AM