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Della Ellen Anderson, 94

November 30, 2012

Della Ellen Anderson, 94, of Van Wert, died at 6:18 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012, at Van Wert County Hospital.

She was born on March 14, 1918, in Parma, Mo., the daughter of Laura (Riggs) and Leonard Martin, both of whom preceded her in death.

On April 21, 1945, she married Sidney E. Anderson, and he preceded her in death on Dec. 9, 1992.

Survivors include a daughter, Carol Fleagle of Van Wert; a son-in-law, Jeff Greenwell of New Carrollton, Md.; six grandchildren, Dale Greenwell of Durham, N.C., Glenn (Claire) Greenwell of Ellicott City, Md., Chris (Sue) Greenwell of Bowie, Md., Alan (Carmen) Greenwell and Stephanie Noel, both of Md., Ben (Amy) Fleagle of Cloverdale; 14 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Claudette Greenwell; three brothers, Virgil Martin, Earl Martin and Hershal Martin; and two sisters, Alma Jean Martin and Elsie Peterson.

Della worked at Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company in St. Marys for 30 years. She was a member of the Apostolic Church in Van Wert. She loved her family greatly and also loved gardening.

Funeral services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Brickner Funeral Home in Van Wert, with the Rev. Justin Sterrett officiating.

Burial will be held in Resthaven Memory Gardens in St. Marys.

The family will receive friends from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday at Brickner Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or a charity of Donor’s Choice.

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