Rosena M. ‘Roz’ Wesser


Rosena M. “Roz” Wesser, 84, of DeGraff, passed away Monday, Feb. 3, 2014, at Mary Rutan Hospital.

She was born in Zanesfield on Sept. 11, 1929, to the late Everett and Cecil Pash Van Voorhis.

On June 12, 1948, she married Claude Edward Wesser in Huntsville and he preceded her in death  Oct. 3, 2002. She is also preceded in death by a sister, Doris Deal, and two brothers, LeRoy and John Van Voorhis.

Surviving are her children, Linda L. (Chris) Yoest of DeGraff, Nancy L. (Russ) Dillon of Coldwater, Mich., and Claude J. Wesser of Lakeview; grandchildren, Joshua, Ashley and Brandon (Crystal) Dillon, Dakota Yoest and Brittney, Brianna and Richard Neilsen III; three great-grandchildren, Teagan, Cash and Cruz; a sister, Everetta Titus of Bellefontaine; brothers, Robert Van Voorhis of Virginia Beach, Va., Philip (Imogene) Van Voorhis of Bellefontaine, Charles (Annette) Van Voorhis of Cardington, Karl Van Voorhis of Watertown, N.Y., Arthur Van Voorhis of Kenton and Jeffrey (Cheryl) Van Voorhis of Marion; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

 She was a lab assistant at Mary Rutan Hospital for 29 years.

She graduated in 1948 from Bellefontaine High School and was a member of the First Christian Church in Bellefontaine. For many years she was a Cub Scout Leader and was the “official” historian for the Class of 1948. She organized and put on the Van Voorhis Round Up Family Reunion for more than 25 years. She loved to make baby blankets and quilts and had made more than 100.   She also was a collector of many items, especially photos.

Gene Marine will officiate a 1 p.m. service Saturday at Eichholtz Funeral Home in Bellefontaine where calling is two hours prior to the service. Burial is in the Highland Memorial Cemetery.

 Memorial contributions may be made to the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care,

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