LEXINGTON, OH: Without effort Lucile Wareham always expressed a sincere joy and happiness. Her impact on others was evident by their many compliments to her. Described as a "sweet" woman, at the age of 90, Lucile B. Wareham passed away Sunday morning August 12, 2012 in Alterra Sterling House of Mansfield.
Lucile was born June 17, 1922 in Galion, Ohio the daughter of Franklin Edgar and Blanch Elizabeth (Troup) Arndt and was graduated from Galion High School in 1941.
On December 1, 1946 she married William S. Wareham.
From 1943 to 1946 Lucile worked as a telegrapher for Western Union in Marion, Ohio. Upon her marriage to William she focused on raising her children and cared for her loving husband. The two moved to Lexington in 1959.
Lucile was a member of Lexington Presbyterian Church, where she served as elder. Lucile was also a member of the Terra Bona Garden Club and was past member of the Pandora Dance Club.
Lucile enjoyed collecting antiques, especially hair receivers.
Gifted with a quick wit, even into her late eighties, Lucile would lovingly joke and tease friends and family. Her humor was all in good fun, for Lucile never talked about others in a negative way. Even when losing her eye sight in 1997, Lucile still maintained positive throughout her life's circumstance.
She is survived by her daughter Carol (Jon) Hall of Mansfield, Ohio; son Stephen Wareham of Galion, Ohio; grandchildren Eric (Marian) Willeke, Katilyn Wareham, Nicholas Wareham, Sherri (Michael) Richter and J. Scott (Christine) Hall; great-grandchildren Leah Elle Willeke, Trevor and Kyle Hall and Jessica, Kristin and Justin Richter; numerous treasured nieces, nephews and extended family.
Along with her parents she was preceded in death by her loving husband William S. Wareham; brothers and sisters and their spouses Aliene (DeWight) Kersh, Edra (Harold) Dukeman, Ed (Jean) Arndt, twin brother Lowell (Thelma) Arndt; son-in-law Steven Willeke; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Richard (Alice) Wareham, Martha Wareham, Lois (Gunnar) Peterson, Betty (Jim) Luby, Eleanor (Ken) Schmunk, Marjorie (Darrell) Durst, George (Rosalie) Wareham.
The family will receive friends Friday, August 17, 2012 from 10-11 a.m. in the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home where funeral services will begin at 11a.m. Pastor Jack Sharp will officiate and burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery in Galion, Ohio.
Memorial contributions to the Lexington Presbyterian Church may be made through the funeral home.
Private online condolences to the family may be made be visiting:www.snyderfunerallhomes.com
Published in the News Journal on August 14, 2012 .