Tuesday, March 16th, 2010
Joann "Cookie" Hoskins, 68, 15404 Wapak-Fisher Road lot 47, Wapakoneta, died at 2:23 p.m. March 14, 2010, at Lima Memorial Hospital.
She was born Feb. 1, 1942, in Mercer County, to Joseph and Velma Ballinger Clay. On Dec. 25, 1980, she married Gabe Hoskins Jr., who survives.
Also surviving are three stepdaughters, Brenda Fisher, Bloomington, Ill., Kelly (Scott) Duby, Mary Mack Island, Fla., and Kim Grimes, Fort Wayne, Ind.; four sisters, Mary Godwin, Mendon, Barbara Jean Hamrick, Rockford, Harriet Clay, Dayton, and Audrey Clay, Connersville, Ind.; a sister-in-law, Glenda Ballinger, Celina; several step-grandchildren and several step-great-grandchildren.
Deceased are both parents, a brother, Robert L. Ballinger, and a sister, Betty Godwin.
She retired from Huffy Bicycle in Celina, after 19 years. She was a 1960 graduate of Mendon High School.
Services are 11 a.m. Wednesday, at Cisco Funeral Home, Celina, the Rev. Larry Fries officiating. Burial is at a later date.
Calling will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Contributions can be made to the American Diabetes Association.
Condolences can be left at www.ciscofuneralhome.com.