Dawn Plapp

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WAYNESFIELD — Dawn M. Plapp, 49, passed away at 2:54 pm on Monday, August 11, 2014 at Lima Memorial Hospital surrounded by her loved ones after her year-long battle with pancreatic cancer.

She was born on June 19, 1965 in Lima to Merle and Linda (Byers) Hentze. On February 11, 1989, she married Kurt F. Plapp who survives in Waynesfield.

Dawn was a bus driver and kitchen worker for Waynesfield-Goshen High School. She loved seeing the faces of her kids each and every day on her bus. She enjoyed camping, cooking and her family. She especially enjoyed watching her sons sporting events.

Surviving are her sons Deryk and Kameron Plapp both of Waynesfield; her brother Merle "Bub" Hentze, Jr. of Elida; her sister Edith (Brian) Conn of Elida; her father Merle Hentze of Elida; numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her mother Linda Hentze.

The family will receive friends on Thursday, August 14, 2014 from 2:00 PM to 6:30 PM at CHILES-LAMAN FUNERAL AND CREMATION SERVICES- SHAWNEE CHAPEL.

Funeral services will follow at 6:30 PM at the funeral home, with Pastor Don Smith officiating. A dinner will follow the service at Rezistors M.C. at 203 W. 4th Street, Lima.

Memorial contributions can be made to establish a fund for her two boys, Deryk and Kameron.

Condolences may be expressed at

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Chiles-Laman Funeral & Cremation Services
1170 Shawnee Rd
Lima, OH 45805
(419) 228-5474
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Published in The Lima News from Aug. 12 to Aug. 13, 2014