Leona C. Wildermuth


Leona C. Wildermuth, 92, of rural Lewistown, passed away Thursday morning, March 20, 2014, in her home.

She was born in Bokescreek Township near West Mansfield on Dec. 9, 1921, to the late John Lloyd and Hattie Catherine Corwin Elliott.

She married Norman J. “Bud” Wildermuth on Dec. 27, 1942, in Jackson Center, and he preceded her in death June 23, 2004. Leona also was 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 is survived by her children, Dick (Jane) Wildermuth, Dan Wildermuth and Deanna Apgar, all of Lewistown, and Don (Cindy) Wildermuth of Tipp City; daughter-in-law, Ann Wildermuth of DeGraff; 14 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.

A graduate of West Mansfield High School, Leona was a member of Grace Lutheran Church, Jackson Center, where she was active with Circle 3.

A loving farmers’ 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 as 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.

Pastor Kent Hollis will officiate a funeral at 11 a.m. Monday at Grace Lutheran Church, Jackson Center, where visitation is from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday and one hour prior to the service. Burial is in Glen Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Grace Lutheran Church, Wilson Hospice and the United Way (to be designated for homeless programs).

Arrangements were handled by the Eichholtz Daring & Sanford Funeral Home, Jackson Center, where condolences may be expressed at www.edsfh.com.