Elizabeth Ann Dress, 98, died March 18, 2020, at Liberty Residence II in Wadsworth.
She was born Dec. 6, 1921, in Sharon Township, to Clarence Totman and Grace Schlott Totman.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Donald "Don" Dress; elder son, David Dress; and dear sister, Marian Grindle.
Elizabeth and Don were married March 17, 1945. During World War II, Don served in the U.S. Navy, stationed in San Diego, Calif. After their marriage, he sent Elizabeth a train ticket to join him there. Together with Don’s brother Ken, they operated Dress Brothers Country Store in Wadsworth for many years. After retirement, they took numerous RV trips around the country with their dogs. Elizabeth enjoyed regular lunches at Bob Evans with close friends and former employees from the grocery store, reading her daily newspapers, playing cribbage, shopping for glass trinkets at the Goodwill store and visits from family and friends living near and far.
Elizabeth is survived by her younger son, Norman (Lois), and their daughter, Erin, all of San Francisco, Calif; son David’s children, Don (Rebecca) Dress and Nikki (Matt) Wiborg and their families; Elizabeth’s four great-grandchildren, of Wadsworth; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
The family is grateful for the loving care provided over the past several years by her friend and daily companion, Peggy Stout. Elizabeth was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Sharon Center. The family will hold a private graveside service for Elizabeth.
Hilliard-Rospert Funeral Home handled arrangements.