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Clarabel (Hostetler) Plank

January 29, 1921 ~ June 3, 2018 (age 97)

Clarabel Plank, age 97, of West Liberty, passed away at 10:38 a.m. on Sunday, June 3, 2018 at Green Hills Assisted Living. She was born in Champaign County, Harrison Township, Ohio on January 29, 1921 to the late Marion Herman and Imo Christine (Hoffman) Hostetler. On September 27, 1940, she married J. Harley Plank and he preceded her in death, May 14, 1995. 


Clarabel was also preceded in death by her sister, Lois Pyle; brothers, Roger Hostetler, Robert Hostetler, Joe Hostetler, Russell Hostetler, Charles Hostetler, Millard Hostetler, and Karl Hostetler; and other family members, Dorothy (Detwiler) Hostetler, David Legge, Jacob Detwiler, and Madison Holycross. 


She is survived by her children, Judith Legge and Raymen (Beth Ann) Plank; grandchildren, John Jr. (Karrie) Detwiler, Jill (Andy) Stickley, Jennifer (Lee) Pettit, Wes (Lisa) Legge, Doug (Nikki) Legge, Terri (Derrick) Fairchild, Jodi (Doug) Lininger, Jeff (Lisa) Plank, and Jim Holycross; 28 great grandchildren; 10 great-great grandchildren; brothers and sisters-in-law, John and Joy Plank, Lee and Donna Plank, and Suzanne Hostetler; special friends, Janet Devine, Jacob Vitt, and Paul and Stacie Brown; and many nieces and nephews.


Clarabel was a member of the West Liberty United Church of Christ, where she served on the Missionary Aide and in Crusader’s Class. She worked at Hillside Greenhouse and Marie’s Candies, where she retired on her 90th birthday. Clarabel enjoyed spending her winters in Arizona, and playing RummiKub, Bingo, and Skipbo.  She participated in many Emmaus walks and loved baking birthday and Christmas gifts for her family.  Clarabel loved crocheting and watching sports on television. She especially loved watching the Cincinnati Reds and Ohio State football. 


Pastor Kay Young will officiate a funeral service at 12 Noon on Wednesday, June 6, 2018 at the West Liberty United Church of Christ, 212 West Newell Street, West Liberty. Visitation will be Wednesday, June 6th, two hours prior to the service at the church. Burial will follow in Highland Memorial Cemetery in West Liberty. 


Funeral arrangements are in the care of the Eichholtz Daring & Sanford Funeral Home in West Liberty.



Donations may be made to:

West Liberty United Church of Christ
PO Box 427, West Liberty OH 43357

Greater Sidney Area Emmaus
230 E. Poplar Ave., Sidney OH 45365

Charity of donor's choice

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