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Sonderman, Wilma
1927 - 2017
Wilma "Billie" Lydean Sonderman, passed peacefully into eternity on July 7, 2017 at the age of 90. Billie was born in Gallipolis, Ohio on January 23, 1927 to Kenneth and Viola (Small) Withers. She graduated from Gallia Academy High School and attended Ohio State and Bowling Green State Universities. While at Ohio State she met her beloved husband of 52 years, Joseph Leo Sonderman. She joyfully raised seven children, instilling in them her life-long love for the arts, especially classical music and reading. Billie was predeceased by her parents and husband. She is survived by her children, Joseph L. (Marilyn), Donald G., Andrew J. (Micheal), Paul B. (Susan), Cynthia E. (James) Hoffmann, Michele S. (J. Lance) Johnson and Nathan D.; grandchildren, Joseph (Sarah), Benjamin, Steven, Amelia and Byron Sonderman, Kristen (Daniel) Johnson, Emily (Derek) Smith, Melanie (Brian) Bucher, Nicholas (Shanon) Hoffmann, Rebecca (Kevin) Noun, and Jennifer (Benjamin) Houtekier; as well as numerous great grandchildren. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, July 26, at St. Matthew the Apostle Church, 807 Havens Corner Road, Gahanna, Ohio (Father Ted Sill, Celebrant). The family will welcome friends at the Church from 9:45-10:45 a.m. preceding Mass. Private burial at St. Joseph Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a memorial gift to Holy Family Church, 584 West Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215, designated to support the Holy Family Soup Kitchen and Food Pantry Ministry; or to St. Matthias Church, 1582 Ferris Road, Columbus, Ohio 43224. For complete obituary visit Schoedinger.com.
Published in The Columbus Dispatch from July 24 to July 25, 2017
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