Annabelle Lytle, 91, of Wooster, Ohio, and Naples, Florida, died Tuesday, May 21, 2013, peacefully at her home in Wooster. Services will be Friday, May 31, at 10 a.m. at the United Methodist Church of Wooster. Interment will be at Sherwood Memorial Gardens. Friends may call Thursday, May 30, from 6 to 8 p.m. at McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home, 216 East Larwill Street, Wooster. Memorial contributions may be made to the Secrest Arboretum, 1680 Madison Avenue, Wooster, Ohio, 44691. Annabelle was born May 7, 1922, in Orrville, Ohio, the daughter of Estella (Saurer) and David Zaugg, and married Paul Frederick Lytle on September 15, 1946. He predeceased her in 2007. Annabelle graduated from Dalton High School and attended the Wooster Business College, then worked for the Selective Service until her marriage, when she became a homemaker for her family. She always helped her girls with their 4-H projects, and she was the President of the Homemakers Club of Collier County in Florida for several years. After Paul retired from Lytle Construction, they spent winters in Naples, Florida, where they enjoyed square dancing and relaxing with friends, many of whom they met on Airstream caravans throughout the US and Canada. Annabelle made friends wherever she went, and she kept them forever. One of her favorite things was listening to live music, especially going to band concerts with her friends. Annabelle s lifelong appreciation of music began with playing the Hawaiian guitar with her sister at Rural Youth dances. She also played the saxophone and the clarinet in her high school marching band, later playing her clarinet in the Wooster Community Band. She continued to winter in Florida and maintain her house in Wooster with help from family and friends, in recent years often staying in Miamisburg to be near her family and physicians. Surviving are daughters Barbara Arning of Charlotte, North Carolina, Jeanne (Ron) Anslinger of Miamisburg, Ohio, and Charlotte (Ian) Robbins of Burnaby, British Columbia; grandchildren Bryan (April) Anslinger, Brent (Amy) Anslinger, Bryce (Emily) Anslinger, and Mike (Kellye) Arning; and great-grandchildren Avery, Addison, Oakley, Austen Annabelle, Charlie, and Chase. Annabelle was preceded in death by her sister, Mildred Weidman, and brother, Glenn Zaugg. The family gives special thanks to the kind, caring people of Trinity Home Care.
Friday, May 31, at 10 a.m. at the United Methodist Church of Wooster
6-8 PM Thursday, May 30, 2013