VAN WERT, Ohio — Jessie L. Stewart, 95, of Van Wert, formerly of
Seelyville, Indiana, died at 2:34 p.m. Wednesday, May 14, 2014, at
Hearth & Home, Van Wert.
She was born May 16, 1918, in Brazil, Indiana, to the late Emma (McNeil) Howald and George Howald.
Her husband, Howard W. Stewart, passed away May 2, 1988. They married on June 14, 1942.
Survivors include her children: Rhea (Warren) Foy of Van Wert and
Darrel (Patricia) Stewart of Safety Harbor, Florida, four grandchildren:
Alicia (David) Shotwell, Melody (Eric) McCracken, Kelly (Marty)
McDaniel, Kara Stewart, and seven great-grandchildren: Tyler and Jordan
Shotwell, Ryan, Jalen, Damon, and Griffin McCracken, and Lindsey Jo
She was preceded in death by her brothers: Leroy Howald
and Harry James Howald, and sisters: Eva Maurie Boatright and Kathryn
She formerly taught in Jackson Township, Clay County,
Indiana, until marriage. After her marriage, she was a homemaker in
Seelyville, Indiana, for 62 years. She was a member of Seelyville United
Methodist Church for over 50 years. She was a graduate of Indiana
Normal Teachers College (now Indiana State University), formerly the
Children’s Choir director, Sunday School teacher, a choir member and
served on many church committees. She was chairman for many years of
Services will be held on Saturday, May
31, 2014, at 1 p.m. at French Funeral Home, Brazil, Indiana. The Rev.
Jack Diel will officiate. Burial will be in Wesley Chapel Cemetery.
Visitation will be Friday, May 30, 2014, from 4-8 p.m. at French Funeral
Home, Brazil, Indiana.
Preferred memorial is Seelyville United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 196, Seelyville, Indiana 47878.
Local arrangements were handled by Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home & Crematory, Van Wert.
Condolences may be expressed at: www.alspachgearhart.com.