Bessie R. Oellerman, 82, 206 E. State St. in Botkins, OH died 1:20 a.m. Monday Jan. 30, 2012, at her residence.
She was born June 19, 1929, in Salem Township. in rural Auglaize County, to Bessie Mae (Toler) and John Francis.
On April 14, 1956, she married Warren “Gene” Oellerman, who died Jan. 11, 2002.
She is survived by daughter, Ruth (Clarence, Jr.) Metz, of Botkins, a daughter, Sara (Barry) Arnold, of Botkins, a son, Bill (Bev) Oellerman, of Botkins, a son, John (Judy) Oellerman of Botkins, a son, Ed (Scotti) Oellerman, of Botkins, a daughter, Martha (Doug) Stetler of St. Marys; 15 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; grandson, John Francis Oellerman, a sister, Anna Mary Jackson, and a sister-in-law Marjorie R. Oellerman.
She graduated from Spencerville High School. She was a homemaker.
Her favorite pastimes included shopping, sewing and crocheting. Above all, she enjoyed spending time with her family.
She was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Botkins.
Funeral rites are scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday at St. Paul Lutheran Church 301 E. State Street in Botkins, with the Rev. Robert Carter officiating. Burial will follow at Schwaberow Cemetery, near Kettlersville.
Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Miller Funeral Home 1605 Celina Road (Ohio 703 West Chapel) in St. Marys. Her body will also lie in state one hour prior to services on Friday at the church.
Memorial contributions may be directed to Tri-County Visiting Nurses and Hospice.
Online condolences may be expressed via: www. millerfuneralhomes.net
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