Virginia L. Widner

    Virginia L. Widner, 92, of Wayne, formerly of Celina, Ohio, died Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018 at her home at Brookdale Wayne.
    Memorial visitation will be held Thursday, Feb. 22 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Hasemann Funeral Home of Wayne with family present.
     Burial will be held in the summer of 2018 at Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Wayne.
    Arrangements are with Hasemann Funeral Home in Wayne.
    Virginia Lela Widner was born Nov. 17, 1925 in Wapakoneta, Ohio to Alvin and Lela (Roberts) Stover. She attended Armstrong Elementary and graduated from Celina High School. She worked for eight years at the Daily Standard Newspaper, being in charge of the paper delivery boys. She was raised in Celina, Ohio where she met her future husband, John Widner, in 1948, and it was love at first sight. Virginia married John on March 4, 1950 and moved to Waukegan, Ill. where they raised their two sons, Jon and Brooks. Due to John serving in the United States Navy, the family moved to Redwood City, Calif. and then North Chicago Ill.  Virginia was a stay-at-home mom, and loved her family and friends. She enjoyed playing cards, listening to music, and reading. After John’s retirement, they moved back home to Celina. In 2015 she moved to Wayne to be near her sons and their families.
    Survivors include her sons,  Jon (Pat) Widner of Norfolk and Brooks R. (Sherri) Widner of Wayne; four grandchildren, Lynne (Adam) Ankersen, Jill (Chris) Barr, Jordan (Cassandra) Widner and Joshua Widner; seven great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Mary Buck and Betty Widner of Ohio; brother-in-law, Don Winget of Wapakoneta, Ohio; half sister Mary (Arthur) Luedeke of California; several nieces and nephews.
    Virginia was preceded in death by her parents; husband, John, Sept. 10, 2008; brother, Bill Stover; and a sister, Phyllis Hull who died the same day as she, Feb, 18, 2018; brothers-in-law, and sisters-in-law

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