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Olive Mae Wiseley

October 14, 2012
The Advertiser-Tribune

Olive Mae Wiseley, 93, of rural Findlay, passed away at 8:10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 12, 2012.

She was born in Biglick Township, Hancock County, on Nov. 10, 1918, to the late Lester Lloyd and Venna Esta (Dippelhofer) Nau. On June 3, 1939, she married Richard W. Wiseley and he preceded her in death April 12, 1983.

She is survived by four children, Beverly A. (Lawrence) Kessler of Tiffin, Jane E. (Walter) Ribble of Findlay, Colene W. (Wynn) Hauenstein of Ada, and Dr. Neil A. (Mary Ann) of Mayville, Wis.; nine grandchildren, Cheryl Kessler, Bryan (Danielle) Kessler, Dr. Lisa (Patrick) Ribble-Fay, Karen (Forrest) Utsman, Bethany Ribble, Joel Hauenstein, Deidre (Andrew) Allman, Dr. Morgan Wiseley and Benjamin Wiseley; and five great-grandchildren, Ashley Kessler, Katrina and Jessica Fay, Kyla and Breana Utsman.

Olive was preceded by one grandson, Gregory Kessler; and one great-grandson, Evan Utsman.

She was a life-long homemaker and worked alongside her husband at the family farm, "Rich-Neil Farm." She was a member of St. Mark's United Methodist Church and its Mary Circle. She also was a member of the Vanlue Band Mothers, the Hancock County Home Demonstration Club and the "No Name Club." Olive enjoyed playing the piano, cooking, baking and traveling.

Her funeral will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012, at Coldren-Crates Funeral Home with the Reverend Lowell Reeder and the Reverend Mark Holliger officiating. Burial will follow in Union Cemetery, West Independence.

Visitation will be held from 3-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Cancer Patient Services or St. Mark's United Methodist Church in her memory.

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