Virginia Mae Carter, 80, of 704 Devonshire Drive, Celina, died at 2:40 p.m. Friday, Dec. 30, 2011, at Mercer County Community Hospital.
She was born on April 4, 1931, in Lima, the daughter of LeRoy and Golda May (Goodwin) Rupert, and they preceded her in death.
She is survived by her three daughters and two sons, Candise Snyder of Troy, Diane (John) Kochert of Celina, Holly Ann Waltz of Portland, Ind., Gerald “Gary” Chrisman of Jenison, Mich., and Timothy Chrisman of Celina; two brothers, William (Barbara) Rupert of Xenia and Michael (Irene) Rupert of Framingham, Mass.; seven grandchildren, Mona (Tim) Anderson of Troy, Mark (Debra) Laux of Columbus, Heather Smith of Troy, Teresa (Rick) McHenry of Maineville, Melissa (Richard) Truman of Fayettville, Laura (Kevin) Murvay of Lebanon and Nichole (Adam) Nagy of Celina; 11 great-grandchildren; 15 nieces and nephews; her former husband, Gerald Chrisman of Celina; a half-sister, Debra (Dean) Kile of Phoenix, Ariz.; two half-brothers, Jack (Nancy) Rupert of Galveston, Texas, and Douglas (Lori) Rupert of New Knoxville.
Mrs. Carter was preceded in death by her husband, Eugene Carter; a sister, Janet Seibert; a brother, Leon Rupert.
Mrs. Carter grew up in the St. Marys area. She enjoyed decorating her home. She loved writing letters and sending cards with a poem inside. Mrs. Carter was a proud mother and grandmother, and she loved her family very much.
Funeral rites will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Miller Funeral Home, 1605 Celina Road, St. Marys, with the Rev. William Maki officiating. Burial will follow at Elm Grove Cemetery.
Friends may call from 11 a.m. until the time of services on Tuesday at the funeral home, where memorial donations may be directed to the American Heart Fund.
Condolences may be sent to the family via Millerfuneralhomes.net.