Saturday, February 4th, 2012
Cecelia Elizabeth Whitmer, 93, Celina, died at 8:25 a.m. Feb. 3, 2012, at Mercer County Community Hospital, Coldwater.
She was born Oct. 28, 1918, in Denver, Colo., to Sven and Esther (Allspach) Vegelin. On July 24, 1943, she married Lewis Whitmer, who died July 29, 2006.
Surviving are two brothers, Carl Kroger and Lawrence Kroger, both of Troy; five sisters, Charlotte Biles, St. Petersburg, Fla.; Marjorie Kuhns, Dayton; and Janet Walpole, Esther Lamka and Rosalie Calvert, all of Troy.
She graduated from Troy High School in 1936, and the University of Cincinnati in 1938. She was the secretary for CBS Auto Parts in Celina for 20 years. She was a member of Phi Beta Psi fraternity, Iota Gamma Chapter, Alturian Club and the Mercer County Elks Ladies Golf Association.
Services are 1 p.m. Tuesday at Lehman-Hogenkamp-Dzendzel Funeral Home, Celina, with Rev. Paul Calvert officiating. Burial will follow in North Grove Cemetery, Celina.
Calling is 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Condolences may be made at LHDfuneralhome.com.
Memorials may be made to the Alturian Club of Celina.