Terry J. Stokes, 61, of Defiance, passed away on Friday, June 7, 2019, in her residence in Defiance, Ohio.

She was born on June 30, 1957, to George and Mary (Little) Justice in Defiance, Ohio. On July 11, 1985, she married Harold Stokes, who survives.

Terry was a homemaker and enjoyed sewing, embroidery, crocheting, fishing, and camping. She also loved her two dachshunds, Jasmine and Minnie.

Terry is survived by her loving spouse of 33 years, Harold Stokes of Defiance, Ohio; a son, Patrick (JoEllen) Pessefall of Montpelier, Ohio; three daughters, Kathy Myers of Bryan, Ohio, Melissa (Barry) Schwab of Hamler, Ohio, and Brandi (Larry) Duke of Waterloo, Ind.; 11 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and a sister, Nadine Ridenour of Bryan, Ohio.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and a brother, Russell Justice.

Visitation will be held Monday, June 10, 2019, from 4- 8 p.m. at Schaffer Funeral Home, Inc., Defiance, Ohio.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, June 11, 2019, at 11 a.m. at the funeral home, with Rev. Burnell Hammons officiating.

Burial will take place in the Riverview Memory Gardens.

Memorials are suggested to the Williams County Humane Society. Online condolences can be given at

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