Dolores M. Wertz

December 18, 1933 ‒ April 19, 2014

Mansfield, Ohio

MANSFIELD: Dolores M. Wertz, 80, of Mansfield passed away Saturday April 19, 2014 in Ohio Health MedCentral Hospital following a brief illness.

Full of life and enthusiasm, it was fitting that Dolores was born at home, in the middle of a blizzard, on December 18, 1933, in Altoona, Pennsylvania.

On November 27, 1950 Dolores married Basel Wertz. In 1957 Dolores and Basel moved from Baltimore to Mansfield.

Adventurous, in her early twenty’s, Dolores raced a stock car. Always having fun, she made sure her car was painted pink. Free spirited she also took opera and dance lessons.

Dolores loved playing bingo and crocheting. She was also an excellent cook.

Dolores and Basel operated a trucking company. She worked for Tri-Light Restaurant in the 1960’s, King’s Department Store in the mid 1970’s and later in life taught at Ohio Head Start.

More importantly Dolores loved her family. She was a loving and caring mother and grandmother who devoted her life to her family. She enjoyed life to the fullest.

She is survived by her children Linda Wertz and Carol Lee both of Mansfield, Carissa (Brian) Spenst of Keizer, Oregon; grandchildren Alesha and Stephen Lee; great grandchildren Ethan and Elianna Spenst, Jason Cameron, Isabella Putney, and Morgan Lee; brother Jim (Pat) Reimer of Altoona, Pennsylvania, sister-in-law Beverly Reimer of Baltimore; nieces, nephews and extended family.

Along with her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Basel Wertz, daughter Sharon Wertz, son Michael Wertz and brother Bill Reimer.

The family will receive friends Wednesday, April 23, 2014 from 12-2pm in the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home where funeral services will begin at 2pm. Pastor Bonnie Peltoma will officiate and burial will follow in Mansfield Cemetery.

Memorial contributions to the Dolores Wertz Memorial Fund (please make checks payable to: Snyder Funeral Homes) to assist the family with funeral expenses may be made at the funeral home.

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