Wilma Golda Secrist

September 24, 1916 ‒ April 02, 2006

Bellville, Ohio

MANSFIELD: Wilma Golda Secrist, 89, of The Waterford on South Trimble Road and formerly of Alexander Road East, Bellville, died Sunday evening April 2, 2006 in MedCentral Mansfield Hospital following a short illness.

She was born September 24, 1916 in Mifflin Township, Richland County, to Anton and Sopfia (Freund) Vogel. She was graduated from Mansfield Senior High School in 1935 and Mansfield Business College in 1956.

She was a member of Chapel Hill United Methodist Church, where she served as president of the Missionary Society for many years. She was also a member of the Chestnut Chapel Homemakers Club, AARP Chapter #718, and Jefferson Grange #251.

An avid reader, she enjoyed crocheting and gardening.

A lifetime area resident, Wilma was a homemaker, whose focus was on her family: She dearly loved her children, cherished her grandchildren and treasured her great grandchildren.

She is survived by her daughters and a son-in-law Joyce Sams and special friend Jim Simmering, Jr. of Mansfield and Nevah and James Krillenberger of Bellville; her step children Anita and Loi Penrose and Reta and Marlin Hamilton all of Bellville, Mary Alice and Terry Shoemaker of Fort Wayne, Indiana, and David and Sherri Secrist of Bellville; ten grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; three sisters Ella Spayde and Lydia Billotte both of Mansfield and Sophie Lattimore in Florida; and a sister-in-law Esther Vogel of Mansfield; cherished friends Fred and Darlene Mellick, and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her first husband William Bauer in 1952, her second husband Russell Secrist in 2000; a daughter Gladys Bauer; four sisters, Margaret Ritzman, Helen Murphy, Rose Beer and Leona Vogel; and three brothers Tony, Karl and Edwin Vogel.

The family will receive friends this evening, Tuesday, April 4, 2006 from 6-8 pm in the Bellville Snyder Funeral Home, where the funeral service will be held Wednesday at 11 am. The Rev. Randy Weaver will officiate. Burial will follow in Bellville Cemetery.

Memorial contributions to Chapel Hill United Methodist Church may be made at the funeral home.

Online condolences may be made to the family by visiting: www.snyderfuneralhomes.com