Fellows, Isabel

Isabel Z. Fellows, 96, of Archbold, Ohio, died Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2009, in Canton, Mich.

She was born March 1, 1913, in Hillsdale County, Mich., the daughter of Ernest and Zella (Gleason) Gilbert. She married Ansel L. Fellows on Jan. 26, 1935, in Indianapolis, Ind., and he preceded her in death May 12, 2000.

Isabel was a life-long Waldron, Mich., area resident before moving to Archbold in 1995 and then to Canton in 2007. She retired from Spangler Candy Company in Bryan, Ohio, in 1976, with more than 23 years of service.

She was a graduate of the Waldron High School Class of 1930 and also attended Taylor University in Indiana.  She was a member of Waldron Wesleyan Church, Women’s Literary Club and taught Sunday School for many years. Isabel enjoyed playing the piano, cooking, hooking rugs, embroidery and collecting antiques—especially salt and pepper shakers and toothpick holders.

Surviving Isabel are two daughters, Carol (and John) Spycher of Adrian, Mich., Karla (and Henry M.) Walkley of Canton; one son, David Fellows of Evergreen, Col.; two sisters, Bernice Emens of Waldron and Ilene Slade of Hillsdale, Mich.; seven grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and two brothers, Everett and Roger Gilbert.

Funeral services for Isabel are planned at 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 2, at the Waldron Wesleyan Church, with Rev. Duaine Snyder officiating. Interment will follow in Waldron Cemetery. Visitation is scheduled from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the Eagle Funeral Home in Waldron.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Waldron Wesleyan Church or Waldron Library.