Sylvia M. Lengerich, 76, of Fryburg, died at 9:47 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013, at Auglaize Acres.
She was born on June 24, 1936, in Leicestershire, England, the daughter of James and Marie (Rose) Reed, who preceded her in death.
On Jan. 31, 1959, at the Church of the Blessed Sacrament, Leicester, England, she married John G. Lengerich, and he died on June 26, 2001.
Survivors include four children, Robert (Emily) Lengerich of Wapakoneta, Gary (Kaye) Lengerich of Maplewood, Maja (Jennie Jester) Reed of Saline, Mich., Karl (Susan) Lengerich of St. Marys; eight grandchildren, Heather (Ross) Matthews, Jon Lengerich, Jennifer (Brad) Shell, Heidi Huebner, Shawn Kipfinger, Benjamin Lengerich, Matthew Lengerich and Daniel Lengerich; five great-grandchildren, Emma Rose, Willough, Rileigh, Kaleb, and MacKenzie; a brother, Terrence (Jane) Reed of Helford, Cornwell, United Kingdom; a nephew, Jon Reed; and A niece, Emma (Scott) Harrison; a sister-in-law, Janet Reed; special friends, Cecilia and Raymond MacKnight of Wenatchee, Wash. and Winnie Altenburger of Wapakoneta, numerous English cousins and friends.
A homemaker, Sylvia was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Wapakoneta, and St. John Catholic Church, Fryburg. She served as a Eucharistic minister and with Bereavement ministries. She taught knitting, was a very kind and giving person, and enjoyed helping her neighbors. She enjoyed knitting and crocheting and was a member of the Ladies Sodality of St. John Catholic Church, the English Club and the Red Hat Society.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m., Wednesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Wapakoneta, the Rev. Patrick Sloneker, officiating.
Burial is to follow in the St. John Cemetery, Fryburg.
There will be a brief memorial service at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
The family will receive friends from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Bayliff and Eley Funeral Home, Ohio 501, Wapakoneta.
Memorial contributions may be directed to St. Joseph Catholic Church Renovation Fund.
Condolences may be expressed at BayliffAndEleyfh.com.