ARCANUM - Alice V. Stutz, 77, of Arcanum, passed away late afternoon March 30, 2013, at her residence surround by her loving family. She was born Sept. 9, 1935, in Amory, Miss., daughter of the late Selma and Susie (Williams) Ford. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by brothers, Edward (Rosa) Ford and Cecil (Mary Sue) Ford; and a brother-in-law, Leon Stutz.
A homemaker, Alice helped her husband on the family farm. She was a member of St. Matthew's Lutheran Church in Ithaca.
Alice is survived by her husband of 38 years, Ralph E. Stutz, whom she married June 28, 1974; children, Dan Gaddy of Somerset, Ky., Pat (John) Phlipot of Union City, Ohio, Tammy (Jay) Merzke of Piqua, Steve (Durinda) Stutz, and Wayne (Lori) Stutz, both of Arcanum; grandchildren, Danny (Jeorgene) Gaddy, Josh (Jennifer) Gaddy, Allison (Mike) Walls, Stephanie Gaddy, Amy (Rich) Hadden, Stacey (Jesse) Reynolds, John "Weasel" (Megan) Phlipot, Matt Phlipot, Mindy Phlipot, Aaron (Miranda) Merzke, Melanie Merzke, Holly (James) Dotson, Mariah Mareno, Alaina Merzke, Steve (Dani) Stutz, Jr., Chasity Stutz, Kristopher Stutz, Tyler Stutz, Amanda (Mitch) Arnett, Michael Stutz, Kyle Stutz, Kraig Lawrence, and Kyle Klingensmith; 26 great-grandchildren and two expected; brothers and sister, Clovis "Punk" (Mabel) Ford of Amory, Miss., Jim "J.C." (Becki) Ford of Lima, and Gladys (Charles) Robinson of Red Bay, Ala.; and several nieces and nephews.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the St. Matthew's Lutheran Church, 6825 State Route 722, Ithaca, Ohio, with Pastor Joene Herr officiating. Burial will follow in the Ithaca Cemetery.
The family will receive friends at the Oliver-Floyd Funeral Home, 1000 N. Broadway St., Greenville, Ohio, on Tuesday from 5 to 8 p.m. and at the church Wednesday from 10 to 11 a.m. The family requests that memorial contributions be given to State of the Heart Hospice, 1350 N. Broadway St., Greenville, OH 45331.Condolences may be left for the family at www.oliverfloyd.com