VAN WERT — Erma Ruth Height died at 3:15 a.m. Friday, Jan. 10, 2014, at Van Wert Hospital.
was born Oct. 7, 1926, in Sullivan, Ill., the daughter of Charles Harry
Voyles and Adaline Belle (Aiken) Voyles. Her husband, Elvin A. Height,
died Sept. 28, 2003.
She is survived by three daughters: Nancy S.
(Robert) Raser of Parma, Mich., Linda M Cosgrove of Jackson, Mich.,
Brenda J. (David) Cullen of Van Wert and two stepdaughters: Penny R.
Thompson of Van Wert and Carolyn K. (Tommy) Firestien of Fort Wayne,
Ind. She is also survived by numerous grandchildren and
She was preceded in death by three sons: Courtney J. Cosgrove, Elvin
A. Height, and Patrick W. Height; also three grandsons; three sisters,
and one brother.
She had been employed for more than 30 years by
Phillips Lighting and retired in 1988. She loved family life with all of
her grandchildren and will be long remembered for her storytelling. She
also received a great amount of enjoyment sitting on her porch watching
birds, especially hummingbirds and cardinals.
will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014, at Brickner Funeral Home
with the Rev. Steve Robinson officiating. Calling will be from 2-4 and
6-8 p.m. Monday, Jan. 13, 2014, at the funeral home. Burial will be in
Woodland Cemetery, Van Wert.
Preferred memorials are to VFW Post 5803, Van Wert.
Condolences may be left on our website, www.bricknerfuneralhome.com or sent to email@example.com.