Isabella E. Birkbeck

Isabella E. Birkbeck, 72, of Coolville, Ohio, died on Jan. 7, 2013, at the Marietta Memorial Hospital.

She was born on July 17, 1940, at Bethel, Ohio, the daughter of the late Albert and Alma Christianson Birkbeck. She was an RN, and had worked for the St. Joseph’s Hospital. She loved to read and watch WWII movies. Her passion in life were her cats and dogs, and she loved each and every one of them.

Survivors include her daughter, Isabella (Jeffrey) Basham of Coolville; two grandchildren, Isabella Loiseau and Jaymie Basham, and a great-granddaughter, Isabella Husk, all of Coolville. Also surviving are her brother, James R. Birkbeck of Destin, Fla.; and special friends, Jean Massie, Lynn and Chet Augenstein, Dottie Miracle and Brenda. She was preceded in death by her parents and a daughter, Emily Chutes.

Her wish was to have no visitation or funeral.

Leavitt Funeral Home, Belpre, is assisting the family with arrangements.

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