Annabelle Kiplinger Verbsky

Annabelle Kiplinger Verbsky, 97, of Bellefontaine, went home to the Lord on Thursday, May 29, 2014, at the Green Hills Community, West Liberty.

Ann was born in Albion on Sept. 29, 1916, to the late Benton L. and Emma Mae Keen Kiplinger. Ann was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Art; sisters, Lola Hisey, Maple Kiplinger and Eileen Reynolds; and brothers, Marlowe Kiplinger and Gerald Kiplinger.

Ann is survived by two children, Dr. Bill (Judy) Verbsky and Linda Durieux, both of Bellefontaine; a sister, Rosemary (Mac) Bright of Ashland; five grandchildren, Chuck (Sharyl) Verbsky of Mentor, Mark (Babette) Verbsky of Lebanon, Dr. Matt (Ellen) Verbsky of Bellefontaine, Beth Anne (Charlie) Broschart of Hilliard and Dr. Jenni Durieux (Dr. Siler Panowski) of Berkeley, Calif.; 13 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Verbsky graduated from Ashland University and Kent State University. She taught school in Ashland and Medina counties and in Mentor.

She married Arriton L. Verbsky on Aug. 18, 1956, and they were longtime residents of both Mentor and Ashland. She was an associative member of Mentor United Methodist Church and Christ United Methodist Church of Ashland.

She moved to Bellefontaine in 2006 and was a member of First United Methodist Church of Bellefontaine.

Ann was a past member of the Order of the Eastern Star Willoughby Chapter 202, Delta Kappa Gamma, various clubs for women and music clubs, and actively served her church on committees, teaching Sunday School, and in leadership roles. She believed in supporting community causes, and enjoyed sewing, making quilts, baking and gardening. She was devoted to her family.

Ann’s family would like to thank the Logan County Health nurses for their tender loving care. Art and Ann called their nurses their angels. The family would also like to thank the staff at Green Hills and Universal Hospice for their excellent care.

A funeral to celebrate her life is at 11 a.m. Friday at the Bellefontaine First United Methodist Church, where visitation is two hours prior. Interment is at a later date in the Mentor Cemetery, Mentor.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Bellefontaine First United Methodist Church, 210 N. Main St., Bellefontaine OH 43311.

Arrangements were handled by Eichholtz Funeral Home, Bellefontaine, where condolences may be expressed at