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Hollis H. (Bissell) Garmyn

January 21, 1932 ~ October 22, 2019 (age 87)

Obituary

Hollis H. Garmyn, 87, passed away on Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at Kingsbury Place in Defiance, Ohio.  Born in Paulding, Ohio on January 21, 1932, she was the daughter of the late Harry and Florence (Duerk) Bissell.  She married Theodore "Ted" Garmyn on February 7, 1953, who preceded here in death.  She graduated from Antwerp High School.

Holly was a life long farm wife and rural postal carrier for 18 years in Defiance and Napoleon.  She was the first female sub at the Defiance Post Office.  She was a parishioner of St. Michael's Ridge Catholic Church in Defiance, where she was a member of the Altar Rosary Society and charter member of CL of C #199.  Holly was a member of the Tiffin Twp. Friendship Club, Adams and Tiffin Twp. Homemakers Club, First Families of Paulding County, and the Ohio Genealogy Club.  Holly also loved watching the Cleveland Indians.  

Holly was devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother.  She will be missed dearly by her family.  Surviving are her sons, Gregory (Joan) of Hicksville, OH, and William (Sue) of Defiance, grandchildren, Theresa (Weston) Walters of Hicksville, Dr. Andrea Garmyn of Lubbock, TX,  Dr. Erin Garmyn of Toledo, OH, Lindsay (Adam) Baker of Defiance, and Jonathan (Staci) of Fort Wayne, IN, great-grandson Reid Baker, and her sister, Roma Stronach of San Diego, CA.  

Preceding her in death where her children, Sharon and Timothy in infancy, and sisters LaVonne Smith and Phyllis Landis.

Visitation will be from 2-4 pm and 6-8 pm on Friday, October 25, 2019 at Schaffer Funeral Home South (formerly Lawson-Roessner Funeral Home) and also for one hour prior to the service at the church. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 am on Saturday, October 26, 2019 at St. Michael's Catholic Church. Burial will be at St. Michael's Ridge Cemetery.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Altar Rosary Society, or American Heart Association. Online condolences can be given at www.Schafferfh.com.

To send flowers to Hollis' family, please visit our floral section.


Services

Visitation
Friday
October 25, 2019

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Schaffer Funeral Home South (Formerly Lawson-Roessner Funeral Home)
1753 S. Clinton St.
Defiance, OH 43512

Visitation
Friday
October 25, 2019

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Schaffer Funeral Home South (Formerly Lawson-Roessner Funeral Home)
1753 S. Clinton St.
Defiance, OH 43512

Mass of Christian Burial
Saturday
October 26, 2019

10:00 AM
St. Michael's Catholic Church
5400 Moser Rd.
Defiance, OH

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