Colleen M. Pulfer, 88, of DeGraff, went to be with her Lord and Savior at 6:11 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017, at Lima Memorial Health System (HVU). She was born in Bellefontaine on Oct. 9, 1928, to the late Elsworth and Edna Smith Palmer.
On Oct. 20, 1946, she married Lewis Junior Pulfer and he preceded her in death Sept. 18, 2004. She was also preceded in death by her daughter, Diana Irene Pulfer; granddaughter, Chrissy Pulfer-Crowell, and a brother, Eugene Palmer.
She is survived by her daughters, Suzie (Dan) Schindewolf of Conover, Cathy (Jon) Pomeroy of Sandpoint, Idaho, and Becky (Rick) Purtee of Quincy; her sons, David (Janie) Pulfer of Celina, and Daniel (Chrissy) Pulfer of Bellefontaine; grandchildren, Mike (Jennifer) Pulfer, Theresa (Mike) Terry, Stacy (Bart) Jones, Casey (Justin) Grimes, Chad and Clint Schindewolf, Joneen (Giovani) Gentilini, Jessie (Erik) Thomas, Bradley (Christina) Purtee, Kyle (Rochelle) Pulfer and Shauna (Daniel) Jaynes; 16 great grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; sisters-in-law, Marion Palmer of West Liberty, LeNora Pulfer and Sue Pulfer, both of Sidney, and Joan Pulfer of southern Ohio; many nieces and nephews; and her cousins from Florida.
Colleen was a member of the DeGraff United Methodist Church and loved being at church. She was very devoted to her Lord and Savior. Colleen enjoyed Senior Church meals on Thursday, sewing, making quilts, crafts, playing dominos with her daughter-in-law, Janie, and anyone else who would play. She loved her home and her little dogs.
Colleen’s Pastor Mike Mitchell, whom she dearly loved, officiates a funeral service at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 10, at the DeGraff United Methodist Church, 1839 S. County Road 24, DeGraff. Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. today, Thursday, Feb. 9, at the Daring & Sanford Funeral Home, 210 W. Hayes St., DeGraff, and one hour prior to the service on Friday at the church. Burial is in Greenwood-Union Cemetery in DeGraff.
Memorial contributions may be made to the DeGraff United Methodist Church, 1839 S. County Road 24, DeGraff, OH 43318.
Express condolences at www.edsfh.com