JEFFERSON — Hilda Mae Springer, age 101, died Monday, August 20, 2012, at the Jefferson Healthcare where she had been a resident since September of 2009.
Born Oct. 31, 1910, in Selbyville, W.Va., she was a daughter of the late Fred and Iza (Harlan) Stutzman. She moved to Ohio in 1913 to a farm located in Griggs Corners and later to a farm in Lenox. She attended Lenox School and finished high school in Jefferson, graduating in 1929.
Hilda worked in Cleveland before her marriage to Harold Springer on May 10, 1939, at the Lenox Parsonage. She and her husband owned and operated Springer Farms. She was the first female bus driver for the Jefferson School District.
She was on the Ashtabula County Farm Bureau Board of Trustees where she received the distinguished Service Award in 1989 and the Dairy Farm Family Award in 2000. She was awarded the Citizen of the Year for Lenox Township in 1999. She was very active in the PTO serving on many committees and also very active at the Lenox Federated Church and was a member (now known as Lenox Christian Fellowship Church). She also attended the Jefferson Methodist Church in her later years.
Her hobbies were cooking, baking, sewing quilts and crocheting afghans. She had given each of her grandchildren two quilts and an afghan. She loved to have company and to entertain. Her favorite time was being with her family. Survivors include her daughter, Joyce (Lincoln) Morris of Jefferson; a son, Larry (Peggy) Springer of Lenox; daughter-in-law, Linda Springer of Lenox; eight grandchildren, Beth Waldron, Amy Green, Susan Lapps, Denise Abfall, Michelle Jurcenko, Jodi Richmond, Melissa Bertini and Matthew Springer; and 13 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Harold in 2005;; two sons, Norman “Sonny” Springer in 1950 and Richard “Dick” Springer in April of 2012; a sister, Cleo Tisch; and four brothers, Carl, Raymond, Charles and Oscar Stutzman.
Funeral Services will be held 11 a.m. on Friday, August 24th, at the Jefferson Home of the FLEMING & BILLMAN FUNERAL DIRECTORS, INC., 49 W. Jefferson St., Jefferson, Ohio, with the Rev. Meredith Coleman, of Jefferson United Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will be at Rays Corners Cemetery.
Visitation will be Thursday, August 23rd, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Jefferson United Methodist Church Memorial Fund or to the Women’s Association of the Lenox Christian Fellowship Church.
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