Friday, March 6th, 2009
Barbara J. Koverman, 77, of rural Spencerville, died at 7:55 p.m. March 4, 2009, at Celina Manor Nursing Home.
She was born July 8, 1931, in Dayton, to Jacob and Dora Corwin Zwiesler. Her parents and stepmother, Ruth Blue Zwiesler, are deceased. On June 19, 1952, she married Orville J. Koverman, who died May 19, 2008.
Surviving are six children, Kristy (Bob) Geist, Mendon, Ken (Chris) Koverman and Robin (Tony) Laman, all of St. Marys, Jeff (Chris) Koverman and Sue (Ron) Kloeppel, all of Delphos, and Dave (Jodi) Koverman, Spencerville; a sister, Norma Counts, Sidney; 16 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Deceased is a brother, Joseph "Bud" Zwiesler; and three sisters, Josephine Valentine, Janet McCullough and Dorothy Stewart.
She was a homemaker and a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church and its Altar Rosary Society, Spencerville. She was a 1949 graduate of Sidney High School.
Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Monday at the church, the Rev. John Fleck officiating. Burial is at Gethsemane Cemetery, St. Marys.
Calling is 2-8 p.m. Sunday at the Thomas E. Bayliff Funeral Home, Spencerville, where a parish wake service will be held at 4 p.m.
Contributions can be made to the Alzheimer's Foundation or Celina Manor Nursing Home.