Rena Coressel

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Rena L. Coressel, 85, of Defiance, passed away on Tuesday, May 14, 2013, at the Laurels of Defiance.

She was born on April 20, 1928, to Cornelious and Clara (Koenn) Clark in Delphos, Ohio. On July 26, 1952, she married Glenn Coressel, and he passed away on October 18, 1989. Rena was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church-Shepherd's of Christ. Through the years she was very involved with various church activities. She retired from Ames Department Store in 1992.

Rena is survived by her daughters, Diane Weber of Defiance, Elaine (Bill) Warren of Defiance and Virginia (Dean) Layman of Ney; a son, Chuck (Valerie) Coressel of Indianapolis, Ind.; eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Glenn; daughters, Carol Florence-Harmon, Suzanne Keegan and Patricia Coressel; grandson, Christopher Florence; brothers, Charles, Ed and Tom Clark.

Visitation will be held from 2-8 p.m. today, May 16, 2013, at Schaffer Funeral Home, Defiance, with a rosary service at 7 p.m. Mass of Christian burial will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, May 17, 2013, at St. Mary's Catholic Church with Father Allan Fillman officiating. Burial will follow in St. Michael's Catholic Cemetery.

Memorials are suggested to the St. Mary's Parish. Online condolences can be given at www.Schafferfh.com.

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  • Diane, So sorry to hear about your loss, did not realize it was your mother until I read who preceded her in death. I guess I didn't realize you were married again. Prayers and thoughts going out for you Kathy

  • Diane, So sorry to hear about your loss, did not realize it was your mother until I read who preceded her in death. I guess I didnt realize you were married again. Prayers and thoughts going out for you Kathy

  • It is a bitter truth that all good things eventually come to an end. I am truly saddened to hear about the sudden demise of Rena. She was an angel in disguise. Please accept my heartfelt condolence at her loss and know that you are always in my thoughts and prayers.

  • It is a bitter truth that all good things eventually come to an end. I am truly saddened to hear about the sudden demise of Rena. She was an angel in disguise. Please accept my heartfelt condolence at her loss and know that you are always in my thoughts and prayers.