- Local Guide
Kerry Bill Hasting, 58, of Wapakoneta, died at 1:50 a.m. Saturday, July 14, 2012, at St. Ritaâ€™s Medical Center in Lima.
He was born Jan. 29, 1954, in Lima, the son of Evalyn Jean (Shaner) and Wilbur â€śBillâ€ť Hasting. His father is deceased, and his mother, Evalyn Jean Hasting Ellis survives in Wapakoneta. On July 6, 1974, he married Cynthia Elaine â€śCindyâ€ť Leonard Hasting, and she survives.
Also surviving are two daughters, Brandi Nicole Hasting, of Columbus, Ashley Kristine (M. Tyler) Carey, of San Marcos, Texas; three siblings, C. Darren (Tracy) Hasting, of Oregon, Dianna â€śPinkâ€ť (Mike) Lafon, of Bellefontaine, Kelly (Charles) Beller, of Urbana; three step-sisters, Barbara (Ron) Swygert, of Alger, Amy (John) Derr, of Carey, and Pam Gresock, of Brooklyn; a step-brother, David (Lori) Ellis Jr., of Carey; a special niece and caregiver, Jamie Hasting Whitling; and three sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Linda (Gary) Snow, Cheryl Kirkman, and Carl McCune.
He was preceded in death by a step-father, David L. Ellis; grandparents, Carl and Eva Shaner; a brother-in-law, Charles Ross; a father-in-law, Albert M. Leonard, a mother-in-law and step-father-in-law, Imogene and Ronald K. Swick; three brothers-in-law, Paul Leonard, Jerry Leonard, and Jim Leonard; and a sister-in-law, Carolyn McCune.
Kerry worked as an electrician with Peerless Machine Co. in Sidney and Minster Machine Co. A faithful man of God, he was a member of the Plum St. Bible Church, in Wapakoneta. He was a 1972 graduate of Wapakoneta Senior High School, and a member of the United Steel Workersâ€™ Union. He loved music, and electronics especially computers. He enjoyed baseball and was an avid Cincinnati Reds fan.
Services are at 11 a.m. Wednesday Bayliff & Eley Funeral Home, St. Rt. 501, Wapakoneta, with the Rev. Ron Boyer officiating.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Contributions may be directed to the St. Ritaâ€™s Hospice.
Condolences may be expressed at bayliffandeleyfh.com.
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