Wanda Jeanette (Bennett) Doubikin

March 03, 1912 ‒ September 01, 2008

Cardington, Ohio

Wanda Jeanette (Bennett) Doubikin, age 96 of Cardington near Westfield died peacefully at home Monday afternoon, September 1, 2008.

She was born on March 3, 1912 in Marengo to the late Ike and Effie Bennett. Wanda spent most of her childhood in the Marengo area and was of the Baptist faith. She married Bernard Beryl Doubikin in 1928 and they began their lives together in Columbus, where she worked in the former Maramour Restaurant. They then moved to Ashley to live and raise their family.

For fourteen years, Wanda worked as a cook for the Ashley – Elm Valley School cafeteria and for over 20 years she worked summers at the R.E. Powers Ribbon Factory in Ashley. Wanda and Beryl also known as “Freckles” enjoyed fishing in their pond and playing countless games of euchre, which Wanda always managed to win. She and her family also spent many summers fishing with family at Lake Erie.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years: Beryl in 1989; one sister, Crystal VanSickle, and two brothers: Jess Bennett and Braden Bennett.

Wanda is survived by daughter, Shirley (Bill) Clase of Ashley and son, John (Carol) Doubikin of Cardington, 8 Grandchildren: Cindy (Dennis) Kaelber, Hal (Angela) Clase, Carol (Greg) Garrett, Connie (Amos) Price, Douglas (Julie) Clase, Susan (John) Rodman, John (Dawn) Doubikin, and Greg (Sharrie) Doubikin, 21 Great-grandchildren: Karie (Dwight) Davidson, Karla (Bryan) Barkhaus, Kurt (Kym) Kaelber, Katie (Adam) Davis, Ty (Laura) Clase, Aubree Clase, Danielle (Scott) Ucman, Nikki Garrett, Morgan, Aaron, and Abram Price, Joe (Stephanie) Clase, Christy Clase, Josh (Jill) Rodman, Luke (Shala) Rodman, Jennifer Rodman, Brooke, Austin, Kyle, Rachael, and Kaitlyn Doubikin, and 14 Great-great-grandchildren.

She is also survived by on sister-in-law: Ruth Bennett and numerous nieces, nephews. She will be sadly missed by her family, her many friends, her care-giver Edna Walsh, and her favorite dog and companion, Sadie.

Friends may call Thursday 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home,75 W. William St. in Delaware, where funeral services will held Friday 10:30 a.m., with Rev. Joe Sopher officiating. Burial will follow in Marlborough Cemetery.

Memorial contributions can be made to the charity of the donors choice.

Condolences may be expressed at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com