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Donna J. Denham, 85, of Wapakoneta, died Monday, Aug. 27, 2012, at her residence.
She was born Aug. 13, 1927, in Lima, the daughter of Ruth J. (Kemper) and Ross Eugene Culver, who preceded her in death. On Nov. 28, 1945, she married her former husband, Richard R. Kelley, and he died Dec. 12, 1998. On May 6, 1977, she married James A. Denham, and he died Jan. 8, 2000.
Surviving are two daughters, Connie (Neal) Brincefield, of Wapakoneta, and Shirley (Dale) Rothe, of Wapakoneta; eight grandchildren, Eric (Michelle) Schuler, of Wapakoneta, Craig Schuler, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Kelley (Alex) Saam, of Wapakoneta, Marcia (Dave) Krogman, of Mendon, Dan (Jill) Rothe, of St. Marys, Cindy (Ted) Poppe, of Wapakoneta, Ginger (Craig) Menke, of Fort Jennings, and Jill (Steve) Roode, of Wapakoneta; 18 great-grandchildren; a sister, Mary Lou Bok, of Elida; two brothers, Merlin (Louise) Culver, of Kettering, and Homer Culver, of Spencerville.
She was preceded in death by a son-in-law, Tom Schuler; and a step-son, James Denham.
Donna was a homemaker and a 1945 graduate of Spencerville High School.
Services are at 2 p.m. Friday at the Long & Folk Chapel, 13 South Blackhoof St., Wapakoneta, with the Rev. Daniel Hunt officiating. Burial will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery in Lima.
Friends may call from noon to 2 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Condolences may be expressed at bayliffandeleyfh.com.