Thelma Fannon, 97

Thelma Fannon, 97, formerly of 224 N. Cherry St., St. Marys,  died at 8:50 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014, at Celina Manor, Celina.

She was born Dec. 8, 1916, in Fairfield County, the daughter of W. A. and Edna Blanche (McClure) Steinmetz.

On Nov. 26, 1937, she married James Fannon, who preceded her in death Nov. 14, 1973.

She is survived by son, James L. Fannon, of Lima; sister, Eva Sell of Celina; sister-in-law, Lela Steinmetz, of Wapakoneta; four grandchildren, Michael (Shelly) Fannon, Kenton; LuAnn (Bryan) Kuck, New Knoxville; Charro (James) Leffler, Wapakoneta; Jordan Fannon, Lima; and seven great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James Fannon; son, Noel Fannon; sister, Pauline Love; brother, Wayne Steinmetz; daughter-in-law, Diana Fannon.

She was a homemaker.

She was a member of Wayne Street United Methodist Church.  She enjoyed reading, caring for others and traveling. She was active in church activities. She was a member of Kishler Women’s Relief Corps.  She especially loved her son and her grand and great-grandchildren.

Funeral rites will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at Miller Funeral Home, 1605 Celina Road, St. Marys, the Rev. Jon Kraner, officiant.

Burial will follow at Resthaven Memory Gardens. Visitation for family and friends will be held one hour prior to the funeral starting at 12:30 p.m. at Miller Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Women’s Society of the United Methodist Church. Condolences to the family may be left at