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Betty Jean "Elaine" Bryan, age 90, went home to be with the Lord on Easter Sunday, April 16, 2017.
She was born on Feb. 7, 1927, in New Lyme, Ohio, a daughter of Laura Opal (Burgess) and Bradford Roland Newcomb. Mrs. Bryan was a 1945 graduate of Jefferson High School. On May 21, 1950, she married Donald Allen Bryan.
Formerly of Williamsfield, Ohio, Mrs. Bryan has been in Michigan the past nine years. She was a member of the Wayne Congregational Church, where she taught Sunday School and was the Assistant Youth Leader. Mrs. Bryan was a member of the Ashtabula County Antique Engine Club of Wayne and she enjoyed painting. She was well known for her great pies and cinnamon rolls.
Mrs. Bryan was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of thirty-six years, Donald A. Bryan; two sisters, Doris Dryer and Irene Fetters; two brothers, Roland and Ralph Newcomb; and a granddaughter, Ashley Ann Bryan.
Survivors include her son, Pastor Gary L. (Sandy) Bryan of Lake, Mich.; and a grandson, Adam L. Bryan of West Virginia.
A Funeral Service will be held 11 a.m. on Thursday, April 20, 2017, at BAUMGARDNER FUNERAL & CREMATION SERVICE, 134 Prospect St., Andover, Ohio, with Pastors Bob and Lori Coleman officiating. Burial will follow in Hayes Cemetery, Wayne, Ohio. Calling Hours will be held on Wednesday, April 19th, from 5 until 7 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Wayne Congregational Church, 3222 US 322, Williamsfield, Ohio 44093.
An online guestbook is available at www.baumgardnerfuneralhomes.com
Published on April 17, 2017
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