Ardath A. DeGrisky, 93, of Oak Harbor, died Thursday, July 8, at Elmwood Assisted Living, Fremont. She was born May 4, 1928 in Port Clinton to the late Atys “Chappy” and Ardath (Bredbeck) Chapman. Ardath was a 1946 graduate of Port Clinton High School where she was a cheerleader. On April 28, 1951 she was married to Charles DeGrisky Sr., who preceded her in death on Feb. 4. Ardath was a bookkeeper for the Sunoco Station in Oak Harbor, which her husband owned & operated. She also worked 10 years for the Ottawa County Juvenile Court and owned and operated a children’s store in Port Clinton called the “Storkette”. She was a member of St. Paul United Church of Christ, Oak Harbor, where she was a member of the Abend Guild where she served some years as Secretary. Ardath enjoyed her several different “Bridge Clubs” and spending time with her family.
Survivors include her children: Bonnie Solze of Oak Harbor, Charles E. (Barbara) DeGrisky Jr., of Perrysburg, and John (Mary Beth) DeGrisky of Oak Harbor; son- in- law Gene Jacobs of Oak Harbor; 7 grandchildren; and 6 great- grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by her daughter Mary Jacobs, son-in-law Dale Solze, brothers William and James Chapman, and sister Kathryn Wolf.
Visitation was held Tuesday, July 20, at the Crosser & Priesman Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Oak Harbor Chapel. Private Family Services were held on Wednesday, July 21, at 11am, with burial to follow at Salem Township Union Cemetery, Oak Harbor. Those wishing to make a memorial contribution are asked to consider St. Paul United Church of Christ or Stein Hospice. Crosser & Priesman Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Oak Harbor Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements and encourages those wishing to send a condolence or share a fond memory to visit www.crosserpriesmanfuneralhome.com.