Lorna Wassem

May 8, 1929 - February 8, 2020
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Obituary

Lorna May Wassem, 90, of New Philadelphia, passed away in the Community Hospice Truman House on Saturday, February 8, 2020 following a period of declining health.

Born in Plainfield, Ohio on May 8, 1929, she was the daughter of the late Charles Wesley and Ruth (Fowler) Derr.

Lorna worked as a custodian with Dov…

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Lorna May Wassem, 90, of New Philadelphia, passed away in the Community Hospice Truman House on Saturday, February 8, 2020 following a period of declining health.

Born in Plainfield, Ohio on May 8, 1929, she was the daughter of the late Charles Wesley and Ruth (Fowler) Derr.

Lorna worked as a custodian with Dover City Schools prior to her retirement. She was also a member of the First United Methodist Church in Dover.

She will be deeply missed by her daughter, Shelley (Dwight VanSickle) Wassem of Dover; her brother, Carl (Ruth) Derr; 2 step-grandchildren; 1 step-great-granddaughter; and 1 niece and 1 nephew.

In addition to her parents, Lorna was preceded in death by her sister, Lois Sargent; 1 niece; 2 nephews; her former spouse and friend, Dean Wassem; and her long-time companion, Bobby Bryan.

No public services are scheduled and cremation care will take place through Geib’s Tuscarawas Valley Crematory. Inurnment this spring will be held in Plainfield Cemetery at Coshocton County.

Contributions may be made in Lorna’s memory to either Tuscarawas County TNR Project, c/o Sarah Keplinger, 5143 Blacksnake Hill Rd NE, Dover, OH 44622 or Community Hospice, 716 Commercial Avenue SW, New Philadelphia, OH 44663.

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Service Information

No public services are scheduled.


Cemetery Information

Plainfield Cemetery

Address:

Jacobsport Drive (Linton Township Road 485)
Plainfield, OH 43836

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Inurnment this spring will be held in Plainfield Cemetery at Coshocton County.


Donation Information

Tuscarawas County TNR Project

c/o Sarah Keplinger
5143 Blacksnake Hill Rd NE
Dover, OH 44622

Community Hospice

716 Commercial Ave. SW
New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663
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Born: May 8, 1929
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Geib Funeral Home & Crematory

On behalf of the Geib Family and Staff, we offer our most sincere sympathy for your loss. We are honored to have been called upon to serve your family.

 

Laurie Brown posted on 2/12/20

Shelly we are all saddened on hearing of the loss of your mom, she was such a sweet lady, always laughing and a joy to be around. It was so special to have her at our family gatherings, for so long, when she was with Uncle Bobby. I know she will be missed and our hugs and prayers go out to you.Laurie,Charlie Brown, and Pat Jeansonne.

 

Shelley posted on 2/11/20

Be at peace, mom. Until we see each other again, I love you & will miss you so very much.

 

Debbie McPherson Mathews posted on 2/10/20

Shelley, I am so sorry to hear about your mom’s passing. My thoughts & prayers are with you & Dwight.

 

Nancymae Scheurer posted on 2/10/20

Lorna was a wonderful custodian when I was teaching at South Elementary School. Thank you for a wonderful worker who was interested in all of us teachers.

 

Paula Brick posted on 2/10/20

Sorry to hear of your moms passing. Always enjoyed being around your mom when we were growing up. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Terry & Paula.

 

Vicki Bayer posted on 2/9/20

Shelley, I am so sorry! I know what a terrible loss this is for you. Your Momma was a sweet, sweet woman. Let me know if I can do anything for you. Love, hugs and prayers, Vicki Bayer

 

Dan & Hazel Trushell posted on 2/9/20

Sorry for your loss we will miss seeing her at the nursing home. We love to listen to her play the piano

 

Jason & Jeannette Welch posted on 2/9/20

Shelley, I never got to meet your mom, but you always spoke so highly of her & lit up when you spoke of her. So terribly sorry for your loss. We send our deepest condolences during this time.

 

Michelle Guidry posted on 2/9/20

You will be missed Auntie! But at the same time welcomed with love.

 

Toni King posted on 2/9/20

I'm so sorry for your loss Shelley. Your mom was a sweet lady.

 

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