Katherine B. Isbel

February 15, 1922 ‒ August 21, 2008

Bellville, Ohio

BELLVILLE: Katherine B. Isbel, 86, of Bellville died on Thursday August 21, 2008 in her home following a long illness.

Now absent from the body, Katherine is rejoicing with the Lord, in her eternal home (II Cor. 5).

Katherine was born on February 15, 1922 in Ravenswood, West Virginia to Philip and Ollie (Alexander) Miihlbach. On June 8, 1951 she married her loving husband Hurley Isbel.

Allowing the Lord to have his guiding hand upon her life, Katherine served in numerous ways. She was an active member of the Lexington Grace Brethren Church where she served as Sunday School Secretary as well as a nursery worker. She also valued the importance of mentoring children. In her earlier years she was assistant youth director at the church, as well as a member of Sister’s of Mary and Martha-a ladies group who counseled and led girls within the church. Katherine found great joy and peace worshiping God. Her bibles had underlines, pen marks, and creases. She not only gave her life to the Lord but also to her family whom she loved dearly.

Katherine is survived by her husband Hurley Isbel of Bellville, son Ray Isbel and his fiancée Laurie Kershner both of Bellville, daughter and son-in-law Helen and Robert Reed of Bellville; grandchildren Ryan Reed of Bellville, Terry and Brie Reed of Lexington, Eric and Stacy Isbel of Bellville, and Linda and Kenny Hootman of Mcleary, Washington; great grandchildren Wyatt Isbel, Garrett Isbel, and Jade Reed; sister Aulene Waddell of Galion, brother Glen Miihlbach of Springfield, and numerous nieces, nephews, and extended family.

Along with her parents she was preceded in death by her siblings Kenneth Miihlbach, Ralph Miihlbach, Rex Miihlbach, and Nolia Clem.

The family will receive friends on Sunday August 24, 2008 from 1-3 and 5-7pm in the Bellville Snyder Funeral Home where the funeral service will be held on Monday at 11am. Pastor Jason Carmean will officiate.

Memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society may be made at the funeral home.