Tuesday, May 20th, 2008
Elaine Marie Deffenbaugh, 59, of Newport News, Va., died May 8, 2008, at her home. She died suddenly and the cause of death has not been determined.
She was born in Celina on May 24, 1948, to Elmer and Dorothy Boehmer Fink, who survive in Celina. On June 11, 1976, she married James T. Deffenbaugh, who survives.
Other survivors are, three daughters, Emily (David) Hewitt, Huntsville, Ala., Maria (James) Burdan, Spotsylvania, Va., and Lisa Deffenbaugh (Vinh) Nguyen, Fairfax, Va.; a brother, David (Linda) Fink, Celina; a sister, Susan (Charlie) Bergman, Winter Garden, Fla.; a mother-in-law, Mary, Delphos; and two grandchildren.
She was a high school English and French teacher at the former St. Joe High School in Wapakoneta and Lima Central Catholic. She graduated from Fatima Hall, Salem Heights, Dayton, in 1966 and graduated from the University of Dayton. She also drove school bus for Warwick River Christian School. She was a member of St. Jerome Catholic Church, Newport News.
Services were held at the church in Newport News on May 12, 2008, with burial at Peninsula Memorial Park, Newport News.
Arrangements were handled by Altmeyer Funeral Home, Newport News.
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