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Jettie Dubois

Jettie Dubois, 96, of Findlay and formerly of Carey, died on Sunday, May 2, 2021, at Blanchard Valley Hospital in Findlay.
On Oct. 11, 1924, Jettie was born in Tiffin, the oldest of five children of the late Joseph and Thelma (Weaver) Dell. She attended St. Joseph Grade School and graduated from Tiffin Calvert High School in the Class of 1942. She furthered her education, earning a teaching degree from Heidelberg University in the Class of 1946.
Jettie taught one year of school in New London. She met her future husband, Rene J. Dubois, on a blind date. Shortly thereafter they were married on June 8, 1948. They shared 30 years of marriage and raised eight children. He preceded her in death in 1978.
Jettie fulfilled her dream of becoming a loving homemaker, proudly taking care of her husband and children. She also was known for her many crafting talents, from needlework, yarn work and painting. Her family and friends will always cherish the special gifts that she made.
Jettie was a faithful member of Our Lady of Consolation parish, the Rosary Altar Society, Impossible Dreams Mothers Club, Carey Women’s Club and Brushes and Pallets Painting Club. She also was involved in Girl Scouts for over 50 years.
She will be missed by her seven children: Joann Kirian of Tiffin, Betty (Ron) Schulz of Shreve, Joe (Mary Catherine) Dubois of Charleston, S.C., Paul (Kathy) Dubois of West Branch, Mich., Peter (Lynn) Dubois of Clinton Twp, Mich., Janet (Steve Banks) Dubois of Covington, Wash., and Lucy (Greg) Kramer of Dayton; a son-in-law, Al Kessler of Findlay; a sister-in-law, Marie Dell of Tiffin; 16 grandchildren, seven step-grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren, eight step-great-grandchildren and three step-great-great-grandchildren; and nine nieces and nephews.
Including her husband and parents, Jettie was preceded in death by her daughter, Lynda Kessler; an infant daughter; son-in-law, Larry Kirian; daughter-in-law, Judy Dubois; sister and brother-in-law, Lois (Joe) Juby; brother and sister-in-law, Tom (Margaret) Dell; and two brothers, Freddie and Max Dell.
Her family will greet friends from 4-7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 5, at Stombaugh-Batton Funeral Home, Carey. A mass of Christian burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, May 6, at the Basilica of Our Lady of Consolation, Carey, with the Rev. Tom Merrill, OFM Conv., officiating. Burial will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Carey.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Girl Scouts of America, Franciscan Mission Association or OLC Parish and they may be sent to the funeral home.
Stombaugh-Batton Funeral Home is honored to serve Jettie’s family and your condolences may be expressed to them by visiting

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