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She was born May 10, 1918, in Syracuse, to Cleotus F. "Clee" and Virgie Mae (Ward) Hibschman.
She graduated in 1936 from Syracuse High School.
On Feb. 26, 1939, she married Louis E. Firestone. He preceded her in death Nov. 11, 1985.
She was a homemaker and retired in 1983 from Wawasee Community School Corporation as a cafeteria cook for Wawasee High School after 20 years. She was a lifetime Syracuse area resident until she moved to Mishawaka in January 2005 to be with her son.
She was a member of the Syracuse Church of God and formerly attended the Syracuse Senior Citizens and St. Mark's Church in Mishawaka.
She is survived by three daughters, Martha (George) Yerger, Newville, Pennsylvania, Mary Jo (Samuel) Lundy, Leesburg, and Peggy Halsey, Syracuse; four sons, Jerry (Barbara) Firestone, Noblesville, Tom (Shirley) Firestone, Elkhart, Gary (Melinda) Firestone, South Bend, and David Firestone, Mishawaka; 18 grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; sister, Martha Franks; two brothers, Oliver and Leonard Hibschman; and son-in-law, John Halsey.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29, at Owen Family Funeral Home, 1001 S. Huntington St., Syracuse. Funeral services will follow at 1 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home with Pastor Stan Owen and Pastor George Yerger officiating.
Burial will take place at Syracuse Cemetery.
Memorial bequests may be given to Syracuse Church of God Missions, 104 E. Washington St., Syracuse, IN 46567.
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