Aug. 30, 1930-July 19, 2012
Lucy K. Elling, 81, of Delphos, died at 3:05 a.m. Thursday at her daughter’s residence.
She was born Aug. 30, 1930, in Delphos, to Harry J. and Caroline Marie (Heising) Merschman, who preceded her in death.
She married Henry Elling Jr., who preceded her in death. They had been married for 60 years.
Survivors include sons Robert (Marsha) Elling of Spencerville, Ronald Elling of Kenton John (Kay) Elling of Middle Point and Michael (Nancy) Elling of Delphos; a daughter Deborah (Robert) Lammers of Spencerville; sisters Millie Pfeiffer of Decatur, Ind. Mary Jane (Fred) Elwer of Hudson, Mich. Betty Ann Klaus of Delphos and Carol (Alvis) Hardeman of Lima; and 21 grandchildren and 39 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by sister Rita Mae Merschman; and brother Harold “Sonny” Merschman.
Mrs. Elling had been a press operator at Hayes Albion/Trim Trends in Spencerville. She was a life member and former president of American Legion Post 715 Auxiliary in Fort Jennings and had served as chairwoman of American Legion District 1 Auxiliary Community Services. She was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6772 Auxiliary in Spencerville.
Services will begin at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Harter and Schier Funeral Home, the Rev. Angela Khabeb officiating. Burial will be in Walnut Grove Cemetery.
Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Rita’s Hospice, the American Heart Association or the American Cancer Society.