Frances Hope Armbruster, age 80, of Perrysburg, Ohio, passed away on February 14, 2012 in her home. Frances was born in Toledo, Ohio to Clarence and Janice Slemp. She married Edwin (Buddy) Armbruster on September 29, 1951.
She graduated from Clay High School and attended secretarial school. She loved being a housewife and worked as a retail manager following her husband's death. She volunteered at St. Luke's and was a crossing guard for many years for Fort Meigs School and remembered "her" children with treats on their birthday. She was always ready with a smile and made friends wherever she went. She enjoyed old movies and reading mysteries, but her biggest passion in life was her family. She especially enjoyed having her family together; birthday's, holiday's and special occasions were never forgotten (and with a gentle reminder she made sure no one forgot upcoming important dates.) She treasured going out to breakfast with her life long friends, Betty and Midge, on a weekly basis. She was a long time member of St. Rose Catholic Church in Perrysburg.
She is survived by her sister, Helen Cheatham; her four children, Peggy (Greg) Sova, Ed (Bobby) Armbruster, Joy (Frank) Solomon, and Randy (Christine) Armbruster; seven grandchildren Brett (Desiree) Sova, Lauren Sova, Janiece Armbruster, Caroline Armbruster, Jonathan Solomon, Kevin Armbruster and Ryan Armbruster. She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Buddy; sisters, Mary and Betty; and brother, Clarence (Dewey).
Friends will be received from 3-8 P.M.on Friday, February 17, 2012 in the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, 222 E. South Boundary St., Perrysburg, OH (419-874-3133) where a Rosary Service will be at 7:00 P.M.
Prayers will be recited in the funeral home at 10 A.M. on Saturday, February 18, 2012 followed by a Funeral Mass at 10:30 A.M. in St. Rose Church
with burial in St. Rose Cemetery. Memorials may be made in the form of contributions to St. Rose Church or to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.