Clara B. Kittle, age 93, of Edgerton, Ohio, passed away at 5:27 A.M. on Wednesday, February 26, 2020, at Community Hospital and Wellness Centers in Bryan, Ohio, where she was a patient, after a brief illness. Mrs. Kittle was a graduate of Bryan High School and had been employed as a nurse’s aide at Harborside Nursing Care Center in Bryan for twenty-five years, retiring in 2003. She had also been employed as a nurse’s aide at Park View Nursing Center in Edgerton for three and a half years prior to her employment at Harborside. Clara sold Avon for twenty-two years and for many years sold Tupperware and was a Home and Garden demonstrator. She was a member of Emanuel United Methodist Church near Edgerton and the United Methodist Women, was an active member of Bryan Chapter #248,Order of the Eastern Star, enjoyed going to the Senior Center, and was an avid bowler. Most of all she was also a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother who enjoyed time with her family.
Clara B. Kittle was born on August 1, 1926, in Bryan, Ohio, the daughter of Charles Franklin and Anna Elizabeth (Robinson) Kuszmaul. She met Delvain E. “Stoney” Kittle, Sr. on August 1, 1946, and they were married on August 31 of the same year at the Church of the Brethren in Bryan. He preceded her in death on June 7, 2011, after sixty-five years of marriage.
Survivors include her children, Delvain (Janet) Kittle, Jr., of Bryan, Ruby (George) Schindler, of Ney, Ohio, Lavon Kittle, of Kendallville, Indiana, Johnny Ray (Karen) Kittle, Sr., of Edgerton, and Alan (Jamie) Kittle, of Bryan; nineteen grandchildren and five step-grandchildren; thirty great-grandchildren and eight step-great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by one daughter, Anna Toms; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; five brothers, Lester, Raymond, John, Lavon, and Herbert Kuszmaul; and three sisters, Mildred Gallant Gerry, Vera Coy, and Wilma Ramey.
Visitation will be held on Saturday, February 29, 2020, from 4:00-7:30 P.M. in the Krill Funeral Home, 114 East Hull Street, Edgerton, followed by an Eastern Star service at 7:30 P.M. in the funeral home. Services will be held on Sunday, March 1, 2020, at 1:30 P.M. in the Krill Funeral Home, Edgerton, with John MacFarlane officiating. Interment will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery, Edgerton.
Memorials are requested to Emanuel United Methodist Church.