She was born in Ridgeway on June 19, 1924, the daughter of the late Harry and Rita (Williams) Sutherland. She was also preceded in death by two daughters, Rita Ann Larson and Mary LoBianco; along with two infants; and a grandson, Toby Brugler.
She is survived by a daughter, Carolyn (Don) Ropp of West Liberty; four sons, Ivon (Cherie) Brugler of Morral, John David (Sally) Brugler of Freeland, Mich., Rev. Ronald (Val) Brugler of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., and Mark (Elaine) Brugler of Lima; 15 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; seven great-great grandchildren with one on the way; a half-brother, Ted Smith of Sarasota, Fla.; two sons-in-law, Bruce Larson of of Urbana and Louis LoBianco of Bellefontaine; and sister-in-law, Connie Hempy of Rushsylvania.
Jean graduated from Rushsylvania in 1942, and later became the first secretary at the Ohio Hi-Point Joint Vocational School where she retired after 16 years. She was a longtime member of the Zanesfield United Methodist Church where she taught Sunday school in both elementary and adult classes for several years. She also was part of the United Methodist Women and was a district officer for eight years. She was an avid reader until her vision did not allow her to read anymore. She loved working in her flower beds, and she loved her Shih Tzu dog, Itty Bit, who was always at her side.
Her son, Rev. Ronald Brugler officiates a private family funeral service, and burial will be in the Rushsylvania Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Zanesfield Ball Association, to the Sloan Library in Zanesfield, or to the Antioch Shriners.
EICHHOLTZ DARING & SANFORD FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTER, BELLEFONTAINE is honored to serve the Brugler family and encourages anyone to share a fond memory or message of condolence at www.edsfh.com