Nancy J. Niemeyer, 76

Nancy J. Niemeyer, 76, of New Knoxville, died at 10:35 p.m. Friday, Jan. 4, 2013, at Otterbein St. Marys Retirement Community.

She was born on Jan. 25, 1936, in Lima, the only child of Adiel “Art” and Lenora (Sunderman) Wierwille.

She married James Niemeyer on June 19, 1954, and he survives at the residence.

She is also survived by her children, Annette (Pat) Thompson, Kent (Annette) Niemeyer, Marta (Jesse) Hegemier and Michael (and friend, Susan) Niemeyer, all from the New Knoxville area; by her grandchildren, Sarah (Luke) Baker, Jill (Matt) Gabel, Nathan (Andrea) King, Joshua Niemeyer, Brooke Niemeyer, Kelly Welsch, Ashley (Jay) Hegemier, Alycia Niemeyer and Taylor Niemeyer; by her great-grandchildren, Kate Tinnerman, Mason Baker, Ellie Gabel, John Gabel, Ava Welsch, Audrey Welsch and Maxwell Hegemier. She is also survived by her sister-in-law, Dorothy McMullen of St. Marys, by her brother-in-law Ned (Linda) Niemeyer of New Knoxville.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Nancy was a 1954 graduate of New Knoxville High School. She had worked at Brookside Laboratories in New Knoxville as a lab technician and as a purchasing agent for 17 years.

She was a lifelong member of the First United Church of Christ in New Knoxville.

Nancy enjoyed traveling and visited all fifty states in our country. She also traveled to Europe, Africa, Canada, Mexico and New Zealand. She enjoyed playing cards with family and friends. She was an avid bird watcher. Nancy adored her family and her many friends who visited her frequently.

Funeral rites will be held 6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013, at the First United Church of Christ in New Knoxville, the Rev. Dr. David Williams, officiant.

Friends may call from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday in the Heritage Room of the Church, where memorial gifts may be given to the Youth Ministry Fund of the Church.

Following the funeral service there will be a fellowship time at the church.

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