Marcella Jean Wittmer

November 29, 1922 ‒ January 05, 2007

Mansfield, Ohio

MANSFIELD: Marcella Jean Wittmer, 84, formerly of Marion Avenue Road North, died Friday evening January 5, 2007 in MedCentral Mansfield Hospital following a long illness.

She was born November 29, 1922 in Dayton to Clarence and Kathryn (Tomlin) Van Derau, and came to Mansfield at the age of seven.

At the age of 13, Jean’s family was the first to move into Mansfield’s nationally famous Westinghouse Home of Tomorrow, after a year of public showcasing.

She was graduated from Mansfield Senior High School in 1940.

A homemaker, from 1950 to 1970 Jean took orders and assisted with the operation of the family business: Wittmer Turkey Farms.

She enjoyed needlepoint and crafts, and loved the company of her family.

She is survived by twin daughters and sons-in-law Sue and Bob Romig of Wooster and Nancy and Bob White of Westerville; daughter Debra Ramsey of Lexington; her son and daughter-in-law Dan Jr., and Linda Wittmer of Mansfield; 12 grandchildren; five great grandchildren; and a cherished friend Janee McMillan of Mansfield.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband Lydon Beam, killed in WWII; her second husband Daniel K. Wittmer Sr., in 1988; four sisters Margaret, Lucille, Winifred and Phyllis; and two brothers Robert and Donald.

The Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home is serving the family with private services. Interment will be in Mansfield Memorial Park.

Memorial contributions to the Westinghouse Museum may be made through the funeral home.

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