Stubbins, Orilla

Written by David Green.

Orilla Elizabeth Stubbins, 96, of Co. Rd. 17, Wauseon, Ohio, died Feb. 11, 2006 at her home.

She was born May 10, 1909 in Dover Township, Ohio, the daughter of Jerome and Fanny (Shaffer) Bailey. She married Donald Clair Stubbins on Sept. 4, 1924 in Willliams County, Ohio, and he preceded her in death Aug. 29, 2000.

Orilla was a homemaker who  lived all her life in the Wauseon area. She was a member of the North Dover United Methodist Church. She loved studying the Bible and quoting scripture. She was a very loyal mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother. She was very brave in dealing with macular degeneration since 1965 and a very serious accident in 1995.

Orilla is survived by a daughter, Darlene Miller of Lyons, Ohio; a son, Bill (and Dorene) Stubbins of Wauseon, Ohio; seven grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.

Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; two sons, Wayne Franklin and Richard Lee; seven sisters, Grace Tanner, Orlena Gorsuch, Edna Nofzinger, Nina Bachman, Magdalene Bailey, Evelyn Wirick and Ardith Bachman; three brothers, Elvin Bailey, Allen Bailey and Ethan Bailey and a son-in-law, Keith Miller.

Funeral services were Feb. 14 at Eagle Funeral Home-Charles Fink Chapel in Morenci with Rev. E. J. Belella and Pastor Laura Saunders officiating. Burial was in Oak Grove Cemetery in Morenci. Memorial contributions may be made to the North Dover United Methodist Church.

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