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Wilma Maxine (Hayes) Fassler

1918 - 2015 Obituary Condolences
Wilma Maxine (Hayes) Fassler Obituary
Wilma Fassler, 97 of Akron, passed away on August 27, 2015 at the East
Morgan County Hospital. Wilma Maxine (Hayes) Fassler was born in
Denver, CO on July 22, 1918, the oldest child of Raymond and Maude
(Gould) Hayes. Wilma has lived all her life in Washington County.
She attended the Akron grade school and Akron High School graduating
in 1937.
She worked in the Akron Telephone office before marrying her high
school sweetheart, Fred Fassler Jr on Easter Sunday, March 24, 1940.
She moved to the Fassler Ranch southwest of town and that remained her
home for 75 years. Three children were born to their union: a
daughter Wanda who died in infancy, and 2 sons, James and Donald.
Wilma was a lifetime member of the First Presbyterian Church of Akron,
and was baptized there at 3 months old. There she attended Sunday
School, then on to youth organizations. She taught Sunday School for
9 years and later joined the women's circle. In 1988, she received a
Silver Pin award for going the extra mile in Church work.
She was a charter member of the I.B.T Extension Club since it was
formed in 1952. She was also a charter member of the Washington
County Cowbells which was organized in 1948.
Wilma enjoyed being a homemaker, and nothing made her happier than
sewing or cooking for her family. She helped plan both the 75th and
100th anniversary celebrations of the Fassler Ranch. She also enjoyed
traveling. For their 20th anniversary, she and Fred went to Canada
and New York. On their 40th, they went to Hawaii. For their 50th,
they cruised to Alaska.
Preceding her in death were her parents, her husband Fred, an infant
daughter, a great-granddaughter and great-grandson, her brother Leland
Hayes and his wife Alice.
She is survived by her sons James and Donald; eleven grandchildren and
many great grandchildren and great great grandchildren. She is also
survived by two sisters: Georgia Douglas and Lorraine Bayer; her
brother Arthur; as well as many nieces, nephews, and friends.
A funeral service was held Tuesday, September 1, 2015 at the First
Presbyterian Church of Akron. Interment followed at the Akron
Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the First Presbyterian
Church of Akron, the Akron Public Library, or to Meet & Eat.
Published in Akron News-Reporter on Sept. 2, 2015
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