Jody Louise Ford DeVita

First Posted: 1/8/2008


Jody Louise Ford DeVita, 49, died Jan. 5, 2008.

She was born to Eugene and Erlene Ruxer Ford. Her father preceded her in death. Her mother survives in Clayton. She married Stephen DeVita, who survives.

Mrs. DeVita attended St. Peter Catholic Church, Huber Heights. She was a loving wife and a devoted mother, grandmother, daughter, sister and friend. She enjoyed her family and taking care of children. She had also lived in Union.

Survivors also include five children, Amy Fortunato, of Vandalia, Mindy Fortunato, of Union, Stephanie (John) Gutendorf, of Washington, D.C., and Laura Marie DeVita and Timothy Andrew DeVita, both of Dayton; a granddaughter, Ava Fortunato; two brothers, William Ford and Ronald Ford, both of Clayton; three sisters, Brenda (Danny) Lecklider, of Clayton, Sandra (Randy) Schaurer, of Phillipsburg, and Terri Cheadle, of Centerville; her father- and mother-in-law, Vincent and Gertrude DeVita, of Lima; a brother-in-law, Michael Gerard (Marilyn) DeVita, of Lima; two sisters-in-law, Carmen (Calvin) Long and Cynthia (Gary) Gerhardt, of Grove City; special friends, Bob and Marsha Winkler and family, of Union; and several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Peter Catholic Church, Huber Heights. Father John MacQuarrie will officiate. Burial will be in Royal Oak Memorial Gardens, Brookville.

Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Kindred Funeral Home, Englewood, where a prayer service will be held at 9 a.m. Thursday.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Dayton.

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