Josephine Friend


CONTINENTAL -- Josephine E. Friend, 97, of Continental, died at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, March 9, 2014, at the Hospice of Dayton.

She was born October 11, 1916, in Monroe Township, to the late Charles and Mary (Bleeks) Knoll. On March 16, 1935, she married Clarence H. Friend, who died September 20, 2006.

She is survived by three children, Walter (June) Friend of Fort Wayne, Ind., Shirley (Robert) Schweitzer of Defiance, and Connie Friend of Centerville; and many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Barbara Donley Burnett; and a brother, Earl Knoll.

Josephine worked at Goldenetz Supermarket in Defiance.

A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Sunday, March 16, 2014, at Heitmeyer Funeral Home, Continental, with Pastor Brent Gibson officiating. Burial will be at a later date in North Mt. Zion Cemetery, Continental. Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. Saturday and one hour prior to the service on Sunday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Dayton, Continental EMS, or a charity of the donor's choice. Condolences can be expressed at:

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