Loretta M. Ford

September 01, 1927 ‒ August 09, 2005

Delaware, Ohio

Loretta M. Ford, age 77, of Delaware died Tuesday afternoon, August 9, 2005 at her residence following a six month battle with cancer.

She was born in Independence, Kentucky on September 1, 1927 to the late Louis and Wilamena (Knauf) Ehlman.

On July 2, 1949, Loretta married her husband of 50 years, Paul E. Ford, in Newport, Kentucky. She was a homemaker and mother extraordinaire, raising nine children.

Loretta was a member of the St. Mary Catholic Church. She enjoyed bowling, playing bingo, quilting, and crocheting.

She is survived by her Three Sons: Michael (Judy) Ford, John (Karen) Ford both of Delaware, and Patrick (Angie) Ford of Ostrander; Six Daughters: Deborah Berger of Iberia, Kathleen (Mark) Basiger of Richwood, Colleen (Larry) Kenney, Nora (Mark) Harding, Maureen Mathews and Carol Ford all of Delaware, Fourteen Grandchildren: Michelle, Sarah, Oma, John, Shane, Lisa, Loretta, Beth, Serena, Shad, Tammy, Scott, Nathan, and Jace, and Five Great-Grandchildren, Brothers: Lou (Rosemary) Ehlman of Cincinnati, Frank (Phyllis) Ehlman of Covington, Kentucky, and Vince Ehlman, and a Sister: Mary Jo Ehlman both of Bellevue, Kentucky.

Her husband, Paul E. Ford, preceded her in death on August 28, 1999, and she was also preceded in death by 2 infant daughters: Patricia and Rita, infant Grandchild: Danielle Mathews, Brothers: Jack and Carl, and Sisters: Martha and Ruth.

The family will receive friends Thursday from 6 – 8 p.m. at the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, 75 W. William St., Delaware, with a Prayer Service at 8 p.m.. Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church, 82 E. William St., with Father Kevin Kavanagh Celebrant. Burial will follow in St. Mary Cemetery.

Memorial contributions can be made to Hospice at Grady, 561 W. Central Ave., Delaware, Ohio 43015 or the American Cancer Society, 1105 Mt. Vernon Ave., Marion, Ohio 43302..

Condolences may be expressed at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com