Violet Bible (1918 – 2014)

Violet Genevieve Brubaker Bible WEBViolet Genevieve Brubaker Bible, 96, of Montpelier, Ohio, passed away peacefully on Thursday, October 30, 2014 at the Oaks in Shreveport, LA.  Violet, a beloved wife, mother and grandmother was born in Bridgewater Township, Williams County, Ohio, June 28, 1918, the daughter of Vera and Ellsworth Brubaker.  She was a 1936 honor graduate of Montpelier High School, and a 1940 graduate of Bowling Green State University where she later completed graduate studies in Library Science. Mrs. Bible was a Latin and English teacher. In 1961 she took the position of school librarian in Montpelier High School from which she retired in 1978 after serving the school system for 30 years.

Violet was very active and lived independently for over 95 years. She was a life-long member of St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in Montpelier, Ohio. Violet was secretary of the Northwest Ohio Antique club and historian for the Retired Teachers’ Association and the National Retired Teachers’ Association.  She belonged to Friends of the Library, and was active in the Williams County Historical Society. In May, 2014 she suffered a stroke and then moved to the Oaks in Shreveport to be near family.

Mrs. Bible was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Chester Adam Bible and by her elder son Chadwick Adam Bible.  She is survived by her son, Douglas Spencer Bible and wife Linda of Shreveport, Louisiana, and three grandchildren, Kristen Bible and Adam Bible of Raleigh, NC, and Travis Bible of Santa Monica, CA.

Visitation will be at the Thompson Funeral Home on Main Street in Montpelier from 4-6 pm on Friday, November 7. A Celebration of Life service will be held at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church Saturday, November 8 at 1:00 pm. Burial will be a private ceremony at the Osborne Cemetery in Hillsdale County, Michigan.  Online condolences may be left for the family at

Preferred memorials are to St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, Montpelier, Ohio.

To all who knew her, Violet was a special lady and will be missed.


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