Lillian R. Towns

Lillian R. Towns WEBLillian Rosella Towns, 84 years, of West Unity, passed away Tuesday, July 14, 2015 at Community Health Professionals Inpatient Hospice, Defiance. Lillian was born April 11, 1931 in Williams County, to the late Harlan and Grace (Shaffer) Smith. Lillian married Morris W. Towns on July 17, 1948 in Bryan, Ohio. She worked at A and A egg company for almost 20 years until her retirement in 1993. Lillian also worked as a telephone operator in Kunkle. She was a member of Living Hope Free Methodist Church in West Unity. Lillian was a caring and giving person. She baked cookies and pies to give to people. She was an avid letter writer and remembered birthdays and anniversaries of relatives and friends. She loved attending local sporting events. Lillian brought many children to church and taught vacation bible school in her younger years. She loved to garden and sold vegetables from her home stand for many years. Her grandchildren and great-grandchildren were a special joy to her. Lillian talked to everyone and did not know a stranger. She will be remembered for her kindness and love of the Lord.

Surviving is her husband, Morris; 5 children, Vicki Stevens of Bryan, Ohio, Holly (Rick) Taylor of Pioneer, Ohio, Kay (Tim) Frank of Wadsworth, Ohio, Tim (Kim) Towns of West Unity, Ohio, Sheriff Steve (Lisa) Towns of Bryan, Ohio; 17 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great grandchild; one sister, Margie (Ray) Gorrell of Centerville, Ohio; two brothers, George Smith of Wauseon, Ohio, and Maurice (Connie) Smith of Montpelier, Ohio. She was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers, Elgie Smith, Russell Smith, Leo “Jeff” Smith, five sisters, Irene Werder, Mary North, Jean Stickroth, Pearl Whetro, Ruth Johnson, and one granddaughter, Victoria Lynn Towns.

Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider memorial contributions be made to Living Hope Free Methodist Church, 1051 West Jackson, West Unity, Ohio 43570, or Community Health Professionals Inpatient Hospice Defiance, 6817 North State Route 66, Defiance, Ohio 43512.

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