Wilda “Billie” Manthey
April 30, 1928 ‒ January 12, 2016
Formerly of Galion, Ohio
Wilda W. “Billie” Manthey, 87, of Westerville and formerly of Galion, passed away Tuesday, January 12, 2016 at Brookdale in Westerville after declining health.
Born in Erie, Pennsylvania April 30, 1928, she was the daughter of Emil and Audrey (Brown) Weiblen. She was married to long-time Galion physician, Dr. William C. Manthey, for 60 years. They were married August 25, 1948 and he preceded her in death September 11, 2008.
Billie was a dedicated and active member of First Presbyterian Church in Galion for over 50 years where she served as an Elder, a Deacon, taught Sunday School, served on Church Session, was Chairman of the Building Fund Campaign and was a key member of the church building committee when the new sanctuary was built in 1992.
She was a former board member of the Galion Children’s Home, a former PTA chair at Galion Schools, enjoyed spending time with her family, playing bridge and piano, gardening, painting, stitchery and sewing.
Surviving are four children, Gail and Mark Frendt of Westerville, Jane and Gary Riddle of Columbus, Lynne Sutton of Worthington and Alan Manthey of Morristown, Tenn.; 11 grandchildren, Kelly (Frendt) Wagaman, Lindsay (Frendt) Roth, Meredith (Frendt) Doellman, Elizabeth (Riddle) Ferguson, Kyle Riddle, Allison (Riddle) Keegan, Colleen (Riddle) Remboldt, Christine (Nigh) Bally, Andrew Sutton, Kevin Sutton and Kelsey (Sutton) Dickson; 17 great-grandchildren and a brother, Peter Weiblen of Tucson, Arizona.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her daughter, Diane Manthey and a sister Marilyn Weiblen.
The family will receive friends from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Monday, January 18, 2016 at Richardson-Davis Chapel of Snyder Funeral Home, 218 S. Market Street, Galion, Ohio 44833. A funeral service will follow at 11:30 a.m. Monday, January 18 at First Presbyterian Church, 240 S. Market Street, Galion, Ohio 44833 with Rev. Faith Proietti officiating. Burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery in Galion.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Crawford County Council on Aging Meals on Wheels program in care of the funeral home.