Lillian E. Neff

December 28, 1922 - April 19, 2017

Lillian Elizabeth Thomas Neff, age 94, died on April 19, 2017. She was married to Andrew (deceased). Beloved mother of Keven (Myrna) of Cave City, KY; Brian (Carol) of Cleveland and Karen (deceased). Grandmother of Daran, Daryl (Lori), Adam (Natalie), Matthew (Sarah) and Kelly (Daniel). Great grandchildren include Layne, Mitchell, Caleb, Allison and Madelyn Neff; Brooke Grunden, Jack & Lily Mayerfield. She was preceded in death by her parents Joseph and Rose Thomas, and her brother Paul. Close friends include Frank Hasel and Marge Naftzger of Valley City; Clyde and Anne Sauernheimer and Pat Larson of Cleveland; and Ruth Brintnall of Medina.

Lillian was born in Cleveland in 1922 and attended John Marshall High School. She was married to Andrew C. Neff in 1942 and moved to Valley City in 1948 where she and Andy built their dream home in the woods. Lillian and Andy were very active in establishing the Valley City Frog Jump as part of the Valley City Sesquicentennial in 1962, she was a homemaker and also worked at Fisher Big Wheel in Brunswick for 15 years. She belonged to the Valley City VFW. In her retirement, Lillian lived six months of the year with Keven & Myrna in Kentucky and six months with Carol & Brian in Ohio.

Calling hours will be Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. with the funeral service following at 11:00 a.m. at the Bauer Funeral Home 2089 Columbia Road Valley City. Burial will be at Myrtle Hill Cemetery, Valley City. In lieu of flowers- memorial contributions may be sent to Hosparus of Barren River, 101 Riverwood Ave., Suite B, Bowling Green, KY 42103.


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