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Rosena M. “Roz” Wesser

Rosena M. “Roz” Wesser, 84, of DeGraff, passed away on Monday, February 3, 2014 at Mary Rutan Hospital.

She was born in Zanesfield on September 11, 1929 to the late Everett and Cecil (Pash) Van Voorhis.

On June 12, 1948 she married Claude Edward Wesser in Huntsville, OH and he preceded her in death on October 3, 2002. She is also preceded in death by a sister, Doris Deal and two brothers, LeRoy and John Van Voorhis.

Surviving are her children, Linda L. (Chris) Yoest of DeGraff, Nancy L. (Russ) Dillon of Coldwater, Michigan and Claude J. Wesser of Lakeview; grandchildren, Joshua, Ashley and Brandon (Crystal) Dillon, Dakota Yoest, Brittney, Brianna and Richard Neilsen III; three great grandchildren, Teagan, Cash and Cruz; a sister, Everetta Titus of Bellefontaine: brothers, Robert Van Voorhis of Virginia Beach, VA, Philip (Imogene) Van Voorhis of Bellefontaine, Charles (Annette) Van Voorhis of Cardington, OH, Karl Van Voorhis, Watertown, NY, Arthur Van Voorhis of Kenton and Jeffrey (Cheryl) Van Voorhis of Marion; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Roz was a Lab Assistant at Mary Rutan Hospital for 29 years.

She graduated in 1948 from Bellefontaine High School and was a member of the First Christian Church in Bellefontaine. For many years she was a Cub Scout Leader and was the “official” historian for the Class of 1948. She organized and put on the Van Voorhis Round Up Family Reunion for over 25 years. Roz loved to make baby blankets and quilts and had made over 100. She also was a collector of many items, especially photos.

Gene Marine will officiate a 1:00 pm service on Saturday, February 8, 2014 at the Eichholtz Funeral Home in Bellefontaine where friends may call two hours prior to the service. Burial will be in the Highland Memorial Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care, www.scpcp.org.

Condolences may be expressed at www.edsfh.com.

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