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Val B. "Tubby"
Born Val B. Eckhart on August 13, 1923, in Toledo, Ohio, the daughter of Ellis and Florence Eckhart. She passed peacefully on June 10, 2014, at age 90. She graduated from Woodward High School. She was a "beauty operator" in her younger years, was employed by RCA in Cincinnati, and retired from General Mills after 30 years of employment. Val enjoyed traveling, especially to Italy, with her sister to see the Pope. One of her greatest joys was family gatherings at home, watching generations of children learn to swim in her pool. She was an avid card player all her life, especially euchre, which she taught many to play.
She is survived by daughters, Patricia Zook, Pamela (Jerry) DeCastro, and son, Russell Hitts; sister, Beulah Reny; 9 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, 2 great- great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by father, Ellis; mother, Florence; sister, Iris Borough; brother, Edward, and grandson, Kevin Zook.
Visitation will be held on Monday, June 16, 2014, from 1-8 p.m. at the Ansberg West Funeral Home, 3000 W. Sylvania Ave. where funeral services will begin Tuesday, June 17, 2014, at 11 a.m., with interment at Resurrection Cemetery. Rev. James Auth officiating. The family asks that donations be made to the
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Ansberg-West Funeral Directors
3000 Sylvania Ave Toledo, OH 43613
Published in Toledo Blade on June 15, 2014