Doris Jean Ebert, 85, of rural Clyde died Saturday, Feb. 6, 2010, in Arbors of Clyde.
Mrs. Ebert was born Mother's Day, May 11, 1924, in Sandusky County, daughter of the late John and Ethel (Rimelspach) Parlow. Her family was native to the area, and her paternal grandfather, William F. Parlow, was caretaker, gardener and stockman at Spiegel Grove for President Rutherford B. Hayes. She graduated from Ross High School in 1942 and worked first at Howard Zink Co.; Penguin Locker; and finally for Clyde Schools in the cafeteria for 25 years, most of those at Vine Street School, being head cook for a number of years.
Doris was a member of St. John Lutheran Church, Fremont, and a member of its Altar Guild, Dorcas Society and Rachel Circle. She was in the church choir for 40 years; was a member of hand bell choir; and helped with Luther League and Junior Lutherans. Doris was superintendent of the Sunday school for 25 years, as well as a former teacher. She was the church's kitchen co-chair and helped with funeral luncheons. She, along with her late husband, volunteered for many years at Lutheran Memorial Camp. Mrs. Ebert also belonged to Golden Threads and OAPSE.
She married Lloyd Fuller Ebert on Oct. 16, 1948, and he preceded her in death Dec. 10, 1987. Also preceding her was a grandson, Jeffrey Ebert; and half-siblings, Hazel Ruth Rogers, Alma Tibbits and Wilford "Bud" Parlow.
Survivors include one son, William (Gail) Ebert of Fremont; a daughter, Tina (Philip) Wuorinen of Cincinnati; five grandchildren, Timothy (Angie) Ebert, Corey Ebert (Ashley Covault), Kalli Ebert, Alissa Wuorinen and Zachary Wuorinen; three great-grandchildren, Liza, Benett and Sydnee Ebert. One brother, Paul E. (Carole) Parlow of Jenison, Mich. and half sister, Eileen Phillips of Perrysburg, Ohio, also survive.
Visitation will be 3-7 p.m. Wednesday at Mitchell-Auxter Funeral Home, 218 S. Main St., Clyde. The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at St. John Lutheran Church, Fremont, with the Rev. Dan Sanders officiating. Burial will be in Four Mile House Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to St. John Lutheran Church, Fremont or to Lutheran Memorial Camp.
Condolences may be shared with the family at auxterfuneralhomes.com.