Georgia Isley

December 18, 1933 ‒ October 01, 2019

Bellville, Ohio

Georgia Alice Isley, 85, entered eternity Oct 1, 2019 at home in the house her husband helped build for her 63 years ago. She has ended her 20 year courageously-fought battle with autoimmune diseases, and is now truly home with her Lord & Savior.

Georgia was born at home in Richland Co. on Dec 18, 1933 to Mary Dorothy (Weaver) Brennstuhl and the then late George Edward Brennstuhl and was a 1951 graduate of Loudonville High School. One night at the skating rink, a handsome young man named Kenneth caught her eye and the pair married on May 26, 1956. She did housekeeping for others prior to working at Therm-O-Disc where she worked 7 years before the birth of her first daughter. She then was a homemaker and helpmate on the family farm.

Georgia enjoyed gardening and especially enjoyed raising violets to share when she was no longer able to raise her vegetables. Georgia also enjoyed sewing, crocheting, cooking, and baking. She made countless pies and Swedish tea rings to share, often entering her tea rings in the Bellville Fair where she always took a prize. She enjoyed membership in the Chestnut Chapel Home Demonstration Club for many years.

Georgia loved to write letters and even handwrote cookbooks for each of her girls as a special keepsake. She was a talented seamstress and made many clothing items for her daughters, taught them to sew, and sewed many quilts and lap blankets to donate to nursing homes and friends who needed them.

She regularly attended Chapel Hill United Methodist Church and was active with their bazaars. In younger years, she attended Pine Run Church of God near Loudonville where she taught children’s Sunday school. Everyone Georgia met seemed to become her friend. Georgia will be remembered for her fighting spirit and never-ending faith.

She is survived by her loving husband Kenneth Isley of Mansfield, daughters Marilyn Jean (Joe, Jr.) Luehrmann of Green Valley, AZ, Brenda Sue (Joey) House of Raleigh, NC, and LaDonna Mae (Steven) Crawford of Seville, OH; brother Robert Brennstuhl of Danville, OH; grandchildren James (Katie) Crawford, Joseph House, Jr., Josh House, and Brittany House; sisters-in-law Doris McFerren, Miriam (Jack) Brokaw, and Brigitta Brennstuhl; and many cousins, nephews, nieces, friends, and neighbors.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by brothers Gaylord Brennstuhl and Carl Brennstuhl.

Her family will receive friends 2-4pm and 6-8pm Friday, Oct 4, 2019 in the Bellville Snyder Funeral Home (81 Mill Rd) where her funeral service will be held 11am Saturday, Oct 5. Pastor Donna Mills will officiate and burial will follow in Bellville Cemetery. In Georgia’s memory, contributions may be made to Chapel Hill United Methodist Church through the funeral home (Mailing address: Snyder Funeral Homes, P.O. Box 3085, Mansfield, Ohio 44904. Please make checks payable to Chapel Hill United Methodist Church).

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  • Heaven has gained another precious, special person and I have lost one of my dearest family and best friends. Georgia was one of the strongest fighters against her illnesses and kept her faith and trust in the Lord. She will no longer have pain and will have joy with her Lord in Heaven. It is I who has heartache now. Much Love and Prayers go to my brother Kenneth and nieces Marilyn, Brenda, and LaDonna and their family’s. Georgia will be greatly missed!

    • I’m so very sorry to hear this Aunt Doris! Georgia was a special lady! She gave me such comfort and support when my own daughter was diagnosed with MG. She was so thoughtful and so caring to so many people! She will indeed be missed greatly!

  • Uncle Kenny , Marilyn, Brenda , LaDonna and Families,
    Words cannot express the sorrow we share with you and your family with the loss of Aunt Georgia. She was such an inspiration with the courage and bravery she expressed in her battle with her illnesses.. She had such a strong Faith in her Heavenly Father and we know that is where her strength came from. We will all certainly miss her presence here on earth with us, but we can rejoice in knowing that she is celebrating with a new body and no more struggles with illness in her Heavenly Home ! God bless you all!

  • To James, Katie, and the entire family,
    I’m so sorry for your loss. It’s easy to see that Georgia was a beautiful woman inside and out. Your family’s faith in the Lord is evident and fulfilling. I hope you’re all able to find comfort soon.
    ~Kassi, a work-friend of Katie

  • Georgia was ready to go to meet her Maker because she fought a long battle & was so tired. She is resting easy now in His arms. Prayers to all her family & friends. Georgia will be missed by many.

  • Jerry and I will sure miss Georgia. She was the best neighbor. She taught our daughter to make her tea rings, showed all the kids to get honey out of the honeycomb and so much more. When we first moved to Woodruff Road almost 35 years ago Georgia was the first one to come welcome us with one of her delicious pies. I sure will miss our talks and look forward to being together for eternity. Love to Ken and the family

  • The sad news of Georgia’s death reached me today in Florida, where we now reside. Georgia was the salt of the earth and such a sweet, sweet friend. When we rented the home next door, she became not only my landlady, but a lifetime friend and mentor. She tried to teach me everything she knew about gardening and canning. She was a patient teacher and I was an avid student. Many of my best memories were made on that farm and I came to love Georgia and Kenny. She was meek and gentle in spirit and
    and always demonstrated kindness towards others. Her courage and faith in the face of her illness, was both inspiring and humbling. She never stopped exuding hope and joy! I can only imagine the joy on her face when she first saw Jesus’s face!! She will be remembered often and missed terribly, but we take comfort in knowing she is truly home now. Our thoughts and prayers are with Kenny and her beloved family.

  • Ken and family,
    I’m so sorry for your loss Georgia was always so nice to me when I would visit for syrup pickup. Prayers to you and your family.

    Mike Cretella

  • My Condolences to all the family I was in Chestnut Chapel Sewing Club with Georgia and always enjoyed being around her so sorry for her passing

  • Ken and family,

    I’m so sorry to hear of Georgias passing. It’s so
    Hard to say good bye. But We can be happy
    Knowing that one day we will all be together again!
    What a day that will be.
    I’m pretty sure Dad (Earl Hoffman) was there to greet her.
    I think you two were the happiest couple. Just beautiful to see.
    May God give you comfort and peace that only he can give.

    Rosanna Hoffman Craven