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Wanda Mae SEVER

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SEVER, Wanda Mae (Helfinstine) Age 84 of Centerville, passed away Sunday, May 5, 2013 at The Oaks of West Kettering. Wanda was born on December 11, 1928 in Dayton to the late John W. and Viola D. (Lingo) Helfinstine. She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 62 years, John A. Sever, Sr. on December 17, 2009. She is survived by her two children, John A. Sever, Jr. and his wife Leslie of Huber Heights and Jeannine Thoma and her husband, Doug of Miamisburg; a wonderful grandson, Brad Thoma and his wife Amanda of Carlisle; great grandson, Bryce Thoma; and two sisters, Doris Sivert & Phyllis Peffley. She attended Wilber Wright High School and the Dayton Art Institute School of Design. Her career plans changed after she met her soul mate, John. Wanda was an amazing mother, grandma, sister, and aunt. She was loved by so many. She was the youngest of 14 siblings. Wanda spent many cherished hours with her loving sisters playing Disney Memory Game & Rummy. A lot of happy times spent laughing & sharing stories together. She loved her family very much and was very proud of her children, John and Jeannine. Brad, her grandson was the light of her life. On the day she passed, God had a plan already worked out. She was to be blessed with her 1st great grandson, Bryce Cameron, born 90 minutes after her passing. Friends may call from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. Friday, May 10, 2013 at the TOBIAS FUNERAL HOME - FAR HILLS CHAPEL, 5471 Far Hills Ave., at Rahn Rd., with the funeral service at 11:00 a.m. Interment David's Cemetery. The family would like to thank the staff at the Oaks of West Kettering for their loving care. Memorial contributions may be made to the SICSA, 2600 Wilmington Pike, Dayton, Ohio 45419. Condolences may be made to www.tobiasfuneralhome.com

Published in Dayton Daily News on May 8, 2013
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