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Thursday, November 28, 2013 9:11 PM

Jan. 18, 1930-Nov. 26, 2013


Evelyn M. Thatcher, 83, of Delphos and formerly of Lima, died at 9:50 p.m. Tuesday in St. Rita’s Medical Center, following an extended illness, with her daughters and family at her side.

She was born Jan. 18, 1930, in Spencerville, to Charles M. and Grace I. (Counts) Harruff, who preceded her in death.

On June 27, 1953, she married Ira C. Thatcher, who preceded her in death on Jan. 18, 1982.

She is survived by four daughters, Karen E. Robey, Kimberly E. Zimmerman and Donna M. (Gus) Cira, all of Lima and Dorothea M. (Timothy) Siefker of Delphos; 12 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; a brother, Emerson E. (Beverly) Thatcher of Lincoln, Ill.; a sister, Kathryn L. Gay of Lima; and a sister-in-law, Janet Harruff of St. Marys.

Evelyn was preceded in death by two infant daughters, Kathy and Alice Thatcher; two brothers, Kenneth F. Thatcher and Willis O. Thatcher; and two sisters, Ruth D. Isham and Edna M. Edens.

She had worked as a cook at the Allen Inn and Lost Creek Care Centers in Lima and also for Service America. Later on, she maintained the Wapakoneta Rest Stops on I-75. She loved being with her daughters and her many grandchildren. She enjoyed watching the old Western movies and the Hallmark channels.

Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday in the Thomas E. Bayliff Funeral Home in Spencerville with the Rev. John Spyker officiating. Burial will follow in the Goodwin Cemetery near Elgin.

Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral.

Memorials may be made to the Diabetes Association.

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