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Fern Metcalf

March 19, 1923 ~ December 21, 2021 (age 98)


Fern Metcalf, age 98, of Troy, OH passed away on December 21, 2021 at Troy Rehabilitation and Heathcare Center.  She was born on March 19, 1923 in Moorefield, IN to the late Charles Milton and Mary Goldie (Sigmond) Caplinger.

Fern is survived by her son and daughter-in-law: Clark and Sharon Metcalf of Troy; daughter: Rory Rebecca Metcalf of Mineral Point, WI; granddaughter: Sara Elizabeth Metcalf of Troy; grandson: Steve (Cara) Danielewicz of Kettering, and his children: Jonathan, Maria, Kayla and Alayna; granddaughter: Emily (Jose) Joseph of Edmond, OK, and her children: Amal and Tirzah; grandson: Nathan Danielewicz of Huber Heights, and his children: Desiree, Mac’Kenzie and Elijah; and sister: Frances Weaver of Vevay IN.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband: Robert Metcalf; brother: Edwin Caplinger; sisters: Hazel Hopper and Jean Linville; brother-in-law: Gerald “Jerry” Lee Metcalf; and special niece: Tammy Bryer.
Fern proudly served her country in the US Navy during WWII.  She was a member of the Troy Christian Church and a lifetime member of the DAV.  She enjoyed crocheting, writing and playing solitaire.

A Gathering of family and friends will be held at a later date.  Private interment with military honors will take place in Miami Memorial Park in Covington, OH.  

Memorial contributions may be made to Miami Valley Veterans Museum, 2245 S. County Road 25A, Troy, OH 45373 or online at (select Miami Valley Veterans Museum).  Friends may express condolences to the family through

The family would like to say thank you to Troy Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center for the loving care you provided for our mother.  She truly was at home.  They would also like to acknowledge the care given to their mother by Vitas Healthcare Hospice Services, Grandview Hospital and Kettering Health Troy.


Private Gathering at a later date.


Miami Valley Veterans Museum
2245 S. Co. Rd. 25A, Troy OH 45373

Select 'Miami Valley Veterans Museum' on The Troy Foundation website to donate.

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