Lucille Sawmiller (1915 - 2015)

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WAPAKONETA — Lucille Sawmiller, 99, of Wapakoneta, died 3 a.m., Tuesday, March 10, 2015, at Auglaize Acres.

She was born Nov. 7, 1915, in Allen County, the daughter of Meritt and Rosella (Syler) Briggs, who preceded her in death. On Sept. 28, 1933, she married Warren L. Sawmiller, and he died Feb. 9, 1985.

Survivors include three children, Beverly Bockey, Spencerville, Mae Ambos, Botkins, and James Sawmiller, Wapakoneta; two daughters-in-law, Betty Jo Sawmiller, Wapakoneta, and Deborah Sawmiller, Ocala, Florida; 18 grandchildren, Peggy (Jack) Adams, Janice (Bill) Askins, Kevin (Traci) Bockey, Teresa (Bill) Jamison, Debra (Craig) Newland, Rhonda (Mark) Fisher, Keith (Peg) Sawmiller, Judy (Tim) Fisher, Rick (Vicki) Sawmiller, Jeff(Elaine) Sawmiller, Jerry (Nikki) Sawmiller, Jay (Bridget) Sawmiller, Jon (Jodi) Sawmiller, Ryan (Barbara) Sawmiller, Darren (Brianna) Sawmiller, Jessica, Bryan and Lucas Kirkpatrick; 37 great-grandchildren; and numerous great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two sons, William and Gary Sawmiller, two sons-in-law, Ralph Bockey and Darrell Ambos, a daughter-in-law, Jane Sawmiller, two grandsons, Brian Sawmiller and Edward Bockey, and two brothers, Earl and Clinton Briggs.

Lucille retired in 1974 from Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., St. Marys, after 27 years of service. She was a member of the Buckland United Church of Christ, and its Women's Fellowship. She enjoyed the "Holidays," the Cincinnati Reds, playing cards and puzzles. In her younger years, she crocheted many beautiful doilies.

Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m., Saturday, March 14, 2015, at the Bayliff & Eley Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Ohio 501, Wapakoneta, with Pastor Mark Bauer officiating. Burial is to follow in the Resthaven Memory Gardens, near Moulton.

The family will receive friends from 2 to 8 p.m., Friday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be directed to Buckland United Church of Christ or the Activity Fund at Auglaize Acres.

Condolences may be expressed at

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Bayliff & Eley Funeral Home
1102 Lincoln Ave.
Wapakoneta, OH 45895
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Published in Sidney Daily News from Mar. 11 to Mar. 12, 2015