Twila Wise

LAKEVIEW – Twila D. (Nelson) Wise, Age 90, of Russells Point, Ohio passed away March 22, 2014 in Columbus, Ohio.

Twila was born on September 28, 1923 in Santa Fe, OH to the late Edward & Lula McBride Nelson. On January 11, 1941, she married Harold R. Wise in Jackson Center, OH and he preceded her in death in 1975. She was also preceded in death by long-time companion Frank Longworth, sisters, Virginia Parr and Betty Smith, her loving son, Jerry Wise, and granddaughter, Jennifer Garland Scherer.

She is survived by two daughters, Judy (Fred) Garland of Westerville, OH and Joyce Purk of Marysville, OH, loving granddaughter Gina (Garland) Scarver, grandson Sean Wise, granddaughters April (Purk) Lantz, Laura (Garland) Hartley, and Darla (Purk) Keifer, eleven great-grandchildren, Brittany, Jacob, Cody, Courtney, Steven, Chris, Ethan, Hillary, Chance, Layla, Donathon and 2 great-great grandsons, sister Donna (Ronald) Robinson of Bellefontaine, OH, many nieces and nephews, including special loving niece Carol (Ronald) Goings who provided much of her care for the past 4 years.

Twila attended Stokes Local Schools in Lakeview, OH and retired from Essex Corporation in Kenton, OH after 25 years. She was a member of Doyle R. Miller Amvets Post #39 and Indian Lake Women of the Moose Chapter #452, both of Lakeview.

Many thanks to the caregivers, nurses, home health aides and other service providers who helped so much during the past few years of Twila's long and special life. Thank you to special friends, Marty and Larry for taking such good care of her! We will all miss her wit, and her special and caring nature – she was a class act.

Funeral service to be held at Shoffstall Funeral Home, Lakeview, Ohio on Wednesday, March 26 at 12:00 pm where family will receive friends for 1 hour prior to service. Interment will be at Pearl Cemetery, Anna, OH, beside her beloved husband, Harold.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given in Twila's name to an organization of the donor's choice.

Arrangements are in the care of SHOFFSTALL FUNERAL HOME, Lakeview. Condolences may be expressed at

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