Arvilla M. Pletcher, 82, of Sandusky, died Sunday evening, Feb. 9, 2014, in the Firelands Regional Medical Center, Sandusky, following a brief illness.
She was born March 6, 1931, in Willard, and was a 1950 graduate of Sandusky High School. Arvilla was a member of the St. Stephen United Church of Christ, Sandusky, and was a member of the SHS alumni class of 1950. She and her husband, David, were members of the original Dock Gang, later known as the Dock Friends. She was known by many as an extremely caring and kind-hearted person. Arvilla was a gifted crafter who created works of art from plastic canvas for friends and family.
She is survived by her husband of 62 years, David F. Pletcher Sr., whom she married Feb. 24, 1951; three sons, David (Victoria) Pletcher Jr., Carl (Rose) Pletcher and Michael Pletcher, all of Sandusky; eight grandchildren, Benjamin (Kara) Pletcher, Kari (Doug) Vance, Nicholas (Heather) Pletcher, Jennifer (Robert) Greene, Michael Pletcher Jr., Stephanie Michelle Pletcher, Hillary Pletcher-Turner and Krystle Pletcher-Goosetree; 14 great-grandchildren, Kailee, Emily, Alison, Ronin, Cameron, Taylor, Jesse, Autumn, Annis, Dylan, Zachary, Trenton, Scarlet and Dawson; and six other very special self-adopted grandchildren, the Bevington family; one brother, Eugene Ulmer of Virginia Beach, Va.; nieces, nephews and other relatives.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Albert R. and Captola F. (Schwab) Ulmer.
Friends may call from 9 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 13, until funeral services at 11 a.m., at Pfeil Funeral Home, Sandusky Chapel, 617 Columbus Ave., Sandusky. The Rev. Jerald A. Fenske will officiate. Burial will be in the Meadow Green Memorial Park, Huron.
Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Stephen United Church of Christ, 905 E. Perkins Ave., Sandusky, OH 44870.
Condolences may be shared with the family at pfeilfuneralhome.com.