BRISTOLVILLE - Doris E. Hyde, 97, of Bristolville, died at 8:40 a.m. on Aug. 2, 2012, after a long and beautiful life.
She was born March 31, 1915, in West Mecca Township, the daughter of John and Estella Setzler Steinhauser.
She was a 1933 graduate of West Mecca High School and worked at Ohio Lamp in the early 1930s.
Doris E. Hyde
Doris and William A. Hyde were married on April 16, 1938. On Aug. 26, 1941, they were blessed with the birth of a son, Dr. Gary A. Hyde, who would have a long and successful optometric practice in Howland.
A homemaker, Doris enjoyed gardening and growing flowers. Most of all, she enjoyed spending time with her family.
Surviving are a daughter-in-law, Nancy Hyde; four granddaughters, Susan Whiting, Mary (Michael) Evans, Barbara Gwirtz and Nancy Lee (Bret) Gdovin; 11 great-grandchildren, Bobby (Shelly) Hyde, Brandon (Niki) Hyde, Adelynn and Sutton Whiting, Matthew, Michael and Patrick Evans, Nickolas and Daniel Gwirtz and Madison Gdovin; and great-great-grandson, Maclin Whiting.
Doris was preceded in death by her husband, William A. Hyde, and a son, Dr. Gary A. Hyde, who died Sept. 9, 2011. Also preceding her in death were two sisters and three brothers.
She will be deeply missed by all she touched.
A private family memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements are entrusted to McFarland and Son Funeral and Cremation Services, 271 N. Park Ave., Warren, OH 44481. Visit www.McFarlandCares.com to view this obituary, send condolences and to order flowers.
Contributions may be made to the Bristolville Township Fire Emergency Squad, 1864 state Route 88, Bristolville, OH 44402, or Shepherd of the Valley-Howland, 4100 N. River Road N.E., Warren, OH 44484.