Theresa Jane (Fields) Garman, 87, of Bellevue, died Sunday, July 23, 2017 at the Bellevue Willows. She was born in Bellevue to the late Joseph and Theresa (Bucheit) Fields.
Theresa attended Immaculate Conception School and Bellevue Senior High School. She worked at the A. Ruffing Store in Bellevue and was a homemaker. She was a volunteer worker for Bellevue Fish and Loaves, for St. John's Lutheran Church, Brownie and Girl Scout Troops, and for her children's class rooms.
Theresa was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church for 60 years. She worked on the Altar Committee for 25 years, was Chairman of the Evangelism and Outreach Program, and served on the Church Council. Theresa and her husband were Sunday Greeters for the church and she was a Lay Reader for many years. Theresa worked on two picture directories for the church book. She was a dedicated, loyal member of St. John's, loved her church, and all the many people she worked with.
Theresa loved spending time with her family. She enjoyed reading, cooking, and baking. She always attended all the things her husband was involved with as the CEO of Bellevue Terminal Federal Credit Union, now Firelands Federal Credit Union. She and her husband enjoyed traveling, playing cards, and especially dancing. They spent 20 years of their retirement in Fort Myers, Florida.
Theresa was a loving mother to her three children and their spouses, and a loving grandmother to her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She always loved babysitting for her grandchildren.
On May 7, 1948 she married her loving husband, Ivan J. Garman and was blessed to be married 65 years until her husband's passing, February 2014.
Surviving Theresa are her three children: daughter, Deborah Kae Houle (William) of Bellevue; son, Gary Ivan Garman of Apache Junction, Arizona; and son, David Eugene Garman (Darleen) of Bellevue; grandchildren: Jacquelyn (Chris) Wells; Amy (Todd) DeWitt; Amber (Dr. Craig) Jarrett; David Aaron (Gloria) Garman; great-grandchildren: Morgan and Dylan DeWitt; Mitchell and Madison Wells; Hadley, Emme, Elle, Hayes, and Eden Jarrett; and Gwenyeth Garman.
Preceding her in death were her parents, her husband, sisters: Agnes Walters and Virginia Wolf; and brothers: Joe, Raymond, and Robert Fields.
Visitation will be 4:00-7:00pm Wednesday, July 26, 2017 at the Auxter Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 1105 Castalia St, Bellevue. Additional visitation will be at church, one hour prior to her funeral service. Her funeral service will be 11:00am Thursday, July 27 at St. John's Lutheran Church, 209 Southwest St, Bellevue with Rev. Juli Lejman-Guy officiating. Burial will follow in Bellevue City Cemetery.
Memorials may be given to St. John's Lutheran Church; Fish and Loaves Emergency Food Pantry (PO Box 121, Bellevue, Ohio 44811); or a charity of the donor's choice.