Wadworth, OH

Lucile Sylvia Holcomb, 92, of Wadsworth, passed away Tuesday, January 18, 2011.
She was born November 20, 1918, in Dalton, OH, to the late Amos and Minnie (Santmeyer) Tschantz. Mrs. Holcomb was a member of Grace Lutheran Church, retired from the West Unity, OH school district, and the Wadsworth City School district. Lucile graduated from Dalton High School in 1937 and from Bluffton College in 1942 with a major in Home Economics. She received the honor of May Queen from Bluffton College in 1942, the Wadsworth Citizen of the Year Award in 1980, and was the first recipient to receive the Bluffton College Distinguished Alumni Award. She also started the Wadsworth Meals on Wheels program in 1975.
She was preceded in death by siblings Stanley, Mildred, Marie, and Harold.
Lucile is survived by her husband Raymond, with whom she celebrated 67 years of marriage in October, children Ann (Jerry) Steiner of Vancouver, WA, Norman (Jan) Holcomb of New Bremen, OH, Deborah Holcomb (Carol Kerr) of Rittman, OH, and Mary (Mark) Shaffer of Loveland, CO, as well as grandchildren Alicia Steiner, Carrie (Steve) Phillips, Matthew (Kathryn) Holcomb, Jeanne Shaffer, Scott Shaffer, Trent Shaffer, great-granddaughter Claire Phillips, and sister Evelyn (Richard) Moser of Dalton, OH.
The family will receive friends Monday, January 24, from 2-5PM at the Hilliard-Rospert Funeral Home, 174 N. Lyman St., Wadsworth. Services will be conducted at 11AM Tuesday, January 25, at Grace Lutheran Church, 146 High St., Wadsworth, with the Rev. Ann Paynter officiating. Internment will be at the Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery. Contributions may be made to the Wadsworth Lions Club Sight Program or Grace Lutheran Church.