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Beatrice Cummings, 95

October 12, 2012

Beatrice Caroline Cummings, 95, of Cridersville, formerly of Waynesfield, Wapakoneta and Winter Haven, Fla., died at 12:45 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012, at Otterbein-Cridersville.
She was born May 16, 1917, in Lima, to John Bertha Caroline (Jones) and Thomas Cummings. On Jan. 15, 1939, she married Gordon Wilford Cummings, and he preceded her in death Feb. 9, 2003.
Surviving are a daughter, Roseann Couchenour, of Cleveland; six grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by two brothers, Glenn Dietz and Thomas Dietz; and two sisters, Maxine Neely and Cora Mae Hillyard.
Bea retired as a shipping and receiving clerk for Fisher Cheese Company in 1977. She was a member of Cridersville United Methodist Church and had volunteered at Lima Memorial and Otterbein-Cridersville. She enjoyed crafts, fishing, gardening and opening her home to foster children.
Services are at 5 p.m. Friday at Bayliff & Son Funeral Home in Cridersville, with the Rev. Nola Heilman officiating. Private burial will be held at a later date in Willow Branch Cemetery.
Friends may call from 2 to 5 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Contributions may be given to the children’s home and hospital of your choice and condolences may be shared at

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