Leona C. Wildermuth, 92, of rural Lewistown, passed away Thursday morning, March 20, 2014 at her home. She was born in Bokescreek Twp. near West Mansfield on December 9, 1921 to the late John Lloyd and Hattie Catherine (Corwin) Elliott. She married Norman J. “Bud” Wildermuth on December 27, 1942 in Jackson Center and he preceded her in death on June 23, 2004. Leona was also preceded in death by a son, Norman Dale Wildermuth in 2010, brothers Howard, Thomas, Wilson, George, Byron, and Charles Elliott and sisters Phyllis Huffman and Isabel Kohler.
Leona was a graduate of West Mansfield High School. She was a member of Grace Lutheran Church, Jackson Center where she was active with Circle #3. A loving farmer’s wife for many years, Leona was a devoted mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She was dearly loved by all her family, friends, and neighbors. Leona loved cooking, sewing, quilting, gardening, auctions, flowers, and was an avid sports fan – all Buckeye games. She loved spending time with her family, and watching all her grandchildren and their sporting events. Leona was well known for her delicious cakes and pies at the Logan County Fair and at church dinners.
Leona is survived by her children: Dick (Jane) Wildermuth, Dan Wildermuth, Deanna Apgar, all of Lewistown, Don (Cindy) Wildermuth of Tipp City; daughter-in-law Ann Wildermuth of DeGraff; fourteen grandchildren: Andy Wildermuth, Kim Wildermuth, Brian Wildermuth, Jeff Wildermuth, Jill Wildermuth, Matthew Wildermuth, Charles Wildermuth, Mark (Abbie) Apgar, Sabrina Apgar, Katie (Kenny) Bolton, Zach Wildermuth, Josh Wildermuth, Hannah Wildermuth and Rachel Wildermuth; three great-grandchildren: Dylan and Lauren Lumpkin and Trisha Bolton; a sister Mary (Burg) Elliott of Tennessee; a brother Robert (Pauline) Elliott of Columbus; a brother-in-law Dean Huffman of West Jefferson; sister-in-law Hilda Elliott of Florida and numerous nieces and nephews.
Pastor Kent Hollis will officiate the funeral service on Monday, March 24, 2014 at 11 am at Grace Lutheran Church, Jackson Center where visitation will be held on Sunday, March 23, 2014 from 2-6 pm and also on Monday from 10-11 am. Burial will be in Glen Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Grace Lutheran Church, Wilson Hospice, or the United Way (to be designated for Homeless programs).
The Eichholtz Daring & Sanford Funeral Home, Jackson Center assisted the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be expressed at www.edsfh.com.