Kutzley, Luva

Written by David Green.

Luva Kutzley, 86, of Morenci, Mich., died Feb. 28, 2012, at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Ann Arbor, Mich.

  She was born Sept. 16, 1925, in Ogden Township, the daughter of Vernon and Olive (Clevenger) Addleman. She was married to Lawrence Kutzley in Seward, Ohio, by the late Rev. A.T. Cox.  Lawrence preceded her in death on Dec. 7, 2009.

Luva graduated from Metamora High School and earned a teaching degree from Siena Heights College in Adrian, Mich.  She began her teaching career in a one-room country school, teaching all eight grades. She retired from Adrian Public Schools after 30 years in education. Luva was a member of the Metamora Area Historical Society, the Ridgeville Cemetery Board, the Lenawee County Retired School Personnel, a life member of the Michigan Education Association, the National Education Association and the Agricultural Society of Lenawee County.

Survivors include a daughter, Linda (and David) Nafziger of Archbold, Ohio; two sons, Gaylord (and Kay) Kutzley of Morenci and Douglas Kutzley; seven grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Besides her husband, Luva was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, Dale and Keith Addleman.

Funeral services are planned at 3 p.m. Friday, March 2, at the Eagle Funeral Home-Charles Fink Chapel in Morenci, with Rev. William VanValkenburg officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Grove Cemetery in Morenci.  Visitation is scheduled from 3 to 8 p.m. Thursday.

Memorial contributions are suggested to a charity of the donor’s choice.

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