Virginia Wannemacher

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OTTOVILLE — Virginia E. Wannemacher, 71, of Ottoville died 8:42 a.m. Saturday, April 26, 2014 at Van Wert Inpatient Hospice Center. She was born August 4, 1942 in Toledo to the late Edward and Thelma (Todd) Grey. On September 1, 1973, she married Paul Wannemacher who survives in Ottoville.

Virginia is also survived by her children: Ann (Mike) James of Payne; Jim (Rachel) Wannemacher of Ottoville and John (Amanda) Wannemacher of Delphos; 3 sisters: Pat (Jim) Kratzman, Judith Pidcock and Mary Worden all of Toledo; a brother: Frank (Ruth) Grey of Holland; 7 grandchildren: Kylee, Mikel, Liz, Zack, Rian, Arin and Chloe and many nieces and nephews. She is also preceded in death by a sister: Beverly June Bailey and 2 brothers: James and Donald Grey.

Virginia retired from Eaton Corp in Van Wert. She was a member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Ottoville. She had been a nun with Sisters of the Precious Blood and enjoyed a teaching career where she taught elementary school in Tiffin and Toledo, and later substituted for Ottoville Local School and other area schools. She enjoyed spending time with her grandkids, baking, cooking and she always put others before herself.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 30, 2014 at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Ottoville with Fr. Jerome Schetter officiating.

Visitation will be from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Love-Heitmeyer Funeral Home, Jackson Township. In lieu of flowers, please donate to Van Wert Inpatient Hospice or the .

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Published in The Lima News from Apr. 27 to Apr. 28, 2014