SANDUSKY - Frances L. Creech Ortner, 98, of Sandusky, died Tuesday afternoon, March 19, 2013, at the Parkvue Healthcare Center.
She was born Jan. 1, 1915, to Harry E. and Emma Pritchard in Lima, Ohio.
Frances was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Sandusky, a 70-year member of the Althea Chapter No. 438, Order of Eastern Star, and the Singara Caldron, No. 60.
She is survived by two children, Nancy Balsizer, of Clyde, and Robert Creech, of Bellevue; six grandchildren, Lewis Balsizer, of Tampa, Fla., William (Judy) Balsizer, of Simpsonville, S.C., Roger (Becky) Balsizer, of Clyde, Ellen Bowlin, of Clearwater, Fla., Cheryl (Albert) SanGregory, of Bellevue, and Deborah (Michael) Willis, of Bellevue; seven great-grandchildren, Cody, Cole and Amelia Balsizer, Carson Bowlin, Bradley and Emily Willis and Mitchell SanGregory; two sisters, Marian McClain, of Ellenton, Fla., and Mildred (Richard) Meffley, of Lima, Ohio; four step-grandchildren, and seven step-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husbands, Gordon Creech and Donald Ortner; two sisters, Evelyn Creech and Lucille Creech; a daughter-in-law, Nina Creech; and son-in-law, James Balsizer.
Friends may call Saturday, March 23, from 10:30 a.m. until time of funeral service at 11 a.m. in the Pfeil Funeral Home, Sandusky Chapel, 617 Columbus Ave., Sandusky. The Rev. Robert R. Bottoms will officiate. Burial will be in Bellevue City Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to First Presbyterian Church, 265 Jackson St., Sandusky, OH 44870 ;or to Stein Hospice Service, 1200 Sycamore Line, Sandusky, OH 44870.
Her family would like to thank the staff of Parkvue Healthcare Center and Mary James and the staff of Stein Hospice for their great care and love that was given to Frances.
Condolences may be shared with the family at pfeilfuneralhome.com.
Published in The Bellevue Gazette on Mar. 21, 2013