Monday, December 29th, 2008
Darlene "Dolly" Vining, 77, 219 Maple St., St. Marys, died at 3:02 a.m. Dec. 28, 2008, at her residence.
She was born Sept. 14, 1931, in Lima, to Clarence and Lesta Siebert Cross. On June 6, 1949, she married Lewis F. Vining, who died May 14, 1994.
Surviving are four daughters, Janet Baker, Fort Wayne, Ind., Sharon, St. Marys, Goldie (Robert Eshleman), St. Marys, and Tammy (Dave) Kanorr, New Bremen; two stepchildren, Marlene Flugga, and Merrill, both of Findlay; two brothers, Ben Cross, Lima, and Jesse Cross, Jackson, Mich; eight grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, eight stepgrandchildren, 21 stepgreat-grandchildren, and 10 stepgreat-great-grandchildren.
Deceased are six brothers, Walter, Lawrence "Hap", Samuel, Paul, Harry Cross, and an infant; and two sisters, Gertrude Stauffer and Grace Zuke.
She retired from the former Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company, St. Marys, after 361/2 years of service.
Services are 8 p.m. Tuesday at Miller Funeral Home, St. Marys, the Rev. Mike Everage officiating. Burial is at a later date at Resthaven Memory Gardens.
Calling is 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Contributions can be made to Grand Lake Hospice, the Auglaize County Humane Society or the Alzheimer's Foundation.
Condolences can be left at www.millerfuneralhomes.net.