Edith E. Brandt

July 20, 1916May 6, 2011

Edith E. Brandt age 94 of Brock, Ohio. Our mother’s body is no longer on this land we love so much. Her last breath was on Friday, May 6, 2011 at 6:42. P.M. at Wayne Health Care (Greenville Hospital) as her family gathered at her bedside. You could hear laughter, see faces full of sorrow and hear stories of years filled with precious memories. The sweet stories were told of a grandmothers love that had no boundaries-no self concern. Our mouths watered as we talked about the wonderful food she always fed us whether it be at breakfast, a lunch taken out into the fields under a hot sun or a feast at every holiday. Edith was born July 20, 1916 to the late Edward & Sophie (Deubner) Border. She was the late Arthur Brandt’s wife and what a proud wife she was! She wrote and typed his speeches for all of dad’s events. She canned his favorite foods; plums, pears, tomato juice, last of the garden, green beans. She kept the cellar stocked for the entire winter and everyone took joy in a canned good from mom. She was president of various clubs and organizations. She sang in the choir. She was outgoing-she loved people! She had passion for gardening, jewelry, clothes and “stuff”. She hung her windows with chimes, butterflies and flower stick-ons. She collected Gone with the Wind items, elephants and filled her home with whimsy. Edith is survived by her sons & daughters-in-law, John & Nancy Brandt of Versailles and James & Linda Brandt of Versailles; daughters & sons-in-law, Liz & Ash Rothlein of North Carolina, and Linda & Dennis Foley of Columbus; 41 grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren will keep her spirit alive through generations to come. A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, May 11, 2011 at 12:00 P.M. at Bailey Zechar Funeral Home in Versailles with Pastor Dennis Wheeler officiating. Burial will follow in Brock Cemetery in Brock. The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 11:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Wayne HealthCare Palliative Care Program Greenville, Ohio, or State of the Heart Hospice.


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Edward Spenny

May 23, 2011

To all the Brandt Family and Friends; We send our love and support as you grieve and celebrate the life of Edith. She was such a special person and to me especially. I remember the wonderful visits to Ohio as I was growing up as a city brat from Northern Kentucky. My Mother Anita and she were fun to watch in the kitchen and enjoy the wonderful food and fellowship we had as a family. I am sorry that I could not be with you for the funeral due to family conflicts, but I want you to know the closeness that I feel for all of you my cousins at this time. Edith (and Art)led such a full life-- there are so many memories which we all share. I guess we all need to buckle up to match even a little bit of the success and Christian love that they showed to us. So again Gladys and I send our love to all of you in Ohio who we hold near and dear.

Patrick McGarry

May 16, 2011

My deeps sympathy to the family and great old story. Edith was descended from my great-great-great Aune Martha Christena Peterseim (1834-1915) and Uncle Amos Border (1827-1895). Have a lot on the Peterseims. Coincidentally sad another Peterseim relative died other day also married to a Brandt, but way different set of Brandts so far.

Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints, Psalm 116:15.
My words of wisdom are: 'Plant A New Tree'

Patrick McGarry

David Simmons

May 13, 2011

My father was Russell Simmons, technician for the Central Ohio Breeding Association (COBA). We lived on Shaffer Road west of Versailles. One of my fond memories as a kid was of Edith coming to our house during the day to answer the telephone for my dad as members called in their cow breeding requests. Edith refused to sit idly waiting for the phone to ring, so she kept busy making all kinds of wonderful baked goods, cookies, pies, and, most memorably, noodles. I can still remember the distinct odor the noodles left in the house at the end of the day. Edith occupies a special place in my childhood memories that I will always cherish. I'm sure you will all remember her fondly and miss her enormously. She was a very special person.

May 11, 2011

Our thoughts are with you as you are saying goodbye to Edith. I hope that you all have many wonderful memories stored in your heart.
Jon and Carmen Snyder

Lloyd & Sally Young

May 11, 2011

The loss of someone close is always difficult. We want to extend our condolances, and will keep your family in our thoughts at this time. May you each be comforted by the good memories.

Sherry Hunt

May 11, 2011

Extending our deepest sympathy and love to all of the Brandt family on the loss of your loved one Edith.Remembering a lot of fond memories of her and the whole Brandt family over the years.Most special was the wonderful life time friendships we made growing up in the little town of Brock. God Bless each one of you. Jack and Sherry(Garrison) Hunt.

Don & Diane Delaplane

May 10, 2011

To the family & friends of Edith,
Our memories of great carry in dishes for Farm Bureau gatherings and her lovely smile and support of our community. Don & I both miss Art & Edith with all their progressive knowledge for farming practices. They will both be missed, but are now together in eternal love and peace. Don & Diane

Randy Garrison

May 10, 2011

To All of The Brandt Family, We extend our Deepest Sympathy on the Loss of Edith.We share in that loss.I never saw Edith without a smile and Good thoughts to share.Your Family was Blessed to have had her for so long.Always Remember and Cherish Edith's Memory.May God Bless Your Family Always.Love your friends and neighbors,Bev and Randy Garrison and Children

Nancy Pearson-Hemer

May 10, 2011

Sending love and sympathy to the Brandt families while remembering special times in the Brock community.

Lisa Usselman

May 9, 2011

Linda -- You and your family are in our hearts and prayers. We wish you healthy healing during this time of loss.

Much Love
Lisa and Aaron Usselman