Chanie Lutz

S. Brooks Street

Chanie V. Lutz, 96, of South Brooks Street, died at 4:30 a.m. Jan. 7, 2017, at home.

Chanie was born Aug. 16, 1920, in Murdock, Illinois, the daughter of Orville and Martha Eickleberry Sprague. She married George J. Lutz Aug. 7, 1937, and they celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary in 2002. George preceded her in death Dec. 23, 2002.

She attended Shiloh Baptist Church and enjoyed crocheting afghans for all of her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

Chanie and her husband enjoyed square dancing and round dancing with their friends. With this same group of friends, they loved to go camping and travel across the United States.

A celebration of life will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017, at Jewell-Rittman Family Funeral Home with the Rev. Ansel Harden officiating. Calling will be from 9 a.m. until service time Thursday at the funeral home. Burial will be at Bethel Baptist Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the donor’s choice of charity through the funeral home.

Survivors include her daughters, Patricia (Gene) Howe of Elizabethtown and Roberta Risk of Columbus; seven grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and 12 great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, George; and a grandchild, Ronald Howe Aug. 8, 2011. Chanie was the youngest of eight children; all of her siblings have preceded her in death.

You are invited to view her video tribute after 11 a.m.  Thursday, light a virtual candle and send a message to the family via the internet.