Virginia R. Hegemier, 83

Virginia R. Hegemier, 83, of 18590 State Route 29, New Knoxville, died at 8:05 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 23, 2012, at Otterbein St. Marys Retirement Community.

She was born on May 3, 1929, in St. Marys, the daughter of William and Tessa (Vogel) Glass, and they preceded her in death.

On Nov. 2, 1947, she married David Hegemier, and he preceded her in death on July 4, 2011.

She is survived by her seven children, Donna Tinnerman of New Knoxville, Dan (Joann) Hegemier of St. Marys, Jesse (Marta) Hegemier of Wapakoneta, Tim (Anne) Hegemier of New Knoxville, Jeff (Ireta) Hegemier of Hudson, Tessa (Scott) Koppin of Anna and Julie Hegemier of New Knoxville; 17 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; three sisters, Dorothy Kattman of New Knoxville, Pauline Ogilvy of Norwalk and Nellie (Kenny) Krauss of St. Marys; two brothers, Otto (Mary) Glass of Clearwater, Fla., and Roger Glass of St. Marys.

She was preceded in death by four sisters, Wilma Lynch, Mary Hardin, Juanita Garwick and Helen Bruns; a son-in-law, Larry Tinnerman.

Virginia was a 1947 graduate of St. Marys Memorial High School. She was a homemaker and assisted her husband in the operation of the family farm. She had served as a Sunday School teacher and den mother; she was active with the Label Room Ladies at the ABC Center in New Bremen; was a committee member of the ARC of Auglaize County and served on the housing committee to build the group home in Wapakoneta. She loved spending time with her grandchildren and traveling with her husband in their RV. They were members of the Moonwalkers RV Club. She was a member of the First United Church of Christ in New Knoxville.

Funeral rites will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the First United Church of Christ in New Knoxville, with the Rev. David Williams officiating. Burial will follow at Pilger Ruhe Cemetery.

Friends may call from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Miller Funeral Home, 1605 Celina Road, St. Marys, where memorial gifts may be given to Grand Lake Hospice, to Auglaize Industries or to the Radio Fund of the First United Church of Christ.

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