Thursday, May 13th, 2010
Mary L. Sawmiller, 86, Spencerville, died at 4:05 p.m. May 10, 2010, at Roselawn Manor Nursing Home in Spencerville.
She was born Feb. 23, 1924, in St. Marys, to John J. and Nevillia E. Apgar Hunsaker. On Dec. 21, 1946, she married Kenneth W. Sawmiller, who survives.
Also surviving are a son, Jerry W. (Cherylee) Sawmiller, Spencerville; a daughter, Patricia S. (Ted) Baldwin, Van Wert; seven sisters, Rosemarie Moser, Lima, Nellie M. Hamilton, Mendon, June M. Clutter, Rockford, Harriet E. (George) Chiles, St. Marys, Helen A. (Kenneth) Eckhart, Celina; Wanda M. Miller, New Bremen, and Juanita Dalrymple, Lima; a brother, Harold E. (Helen) Hunsaker, Celina; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Deceased is a brother, John James Hunsaker; and five brothers-in-law, Warren Moser, J.R. Hamilton, Dale Clutter, Clyde Miller Jr. and Jay Dalrymple.
She was a member of the Monticello United Brethren in Christ Church in Spencerville. She joined the Navy Waves during World War II and was serving at the Pentagon when the war ended. She worked 10 years at Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company in St. Marys in production inspection and worked on the family farm.
Funeral services are 10:30 a.m. Friday at Thomas E. Bayliff Funeral Home in Spencerville, the Revs. Andrew J. Atkins and Carey G. Knittle officiating. Burial will be at a later date in the New Salem Cemetery, south of Monticello.
Calling is 5-8 p.m. Thursday and 9:30-10:30 a.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Memorials can be made to Monticello Church or the Alzheimers Association.
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