Ella "Dene" Kuhlman, 87, died Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012.
She was born Oct. 23, 1925, in Sherwood, to Harriet Ellen and Stantley Oskey.
Her mother died when she was 11 years old and her father died when she was 19 years old. She subsequently began working at an early age as a bookkeeper for Everett Lumber in Findlay.
It was in Findlay that she met her future husband, Sam Kuhlman, whom she married July 15, 1950. He proceeded her in death in March 2012.
She had four children with Sam-Jack, Jill, Joe and Jerry Kuhlman. These children produced six grandchildren.
Dene worked while she was raising her children as a bookkeeper/manager for Hancock County Mental Health Clinic. Very detail-oriented, she retained her bookkeeping skills well into her late 80s. She enjoyed golf, shopping and going to restaurants with her daughter.
Funeral arrangements are pending.