April 19, 1922-July 18, 2014
DELPHOS — Breta M. Plikerd, 92, of rural Delphos, died at 12:45 a.m. Friday in the Roselawn Manor Nursing Home, with her family at her side.
She was born April 19, 1922, in Allen County to Edward and Alice Miller Kieswetter, who are deceased.
On June 23, 1940, she married Dale C. Plikerd, who died Oct. 30, 2007.
Surviving are four children, Marlene (David) Dawdy of St. Marys, Carolyn Sue (Larry) Creek of Wapakoneta, Charles E. (Connie) Plikerd of Elida and Dianne L. (Ralph) Hesseling of Spencerville; six grandchildren, Brian Creek of Baytown, Texas, Kelly Dawdy of St. Marys; Kevin (Angie) Dawdy of Findlay, Stephanie (Jimmy) Keown of Bradenton, Florida, Kent (Alison) Plikerd of Spencerville and Melanie (Phil) Weaver of Sarasota, Florida; four step-grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Rosalie (Richard “Toby”) Taylor of Delphos; and a sister-in-law; Joan Kieswetter of Delphos.
A sister, Irene (George) Fetter; and a brother; Richard Kieswetter, preceded her in death.
A homemaker and farm wife, Mrs. Plikerd was a 74-year member of Marion Baptist Church, where she had taught Sunday School, played piano, served as secretary/treasurer of the Church Missionary Funds and cared for the church. She enjoyed gardening and canning the goods.
Funeral services will begin at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in the Marion Baptist Church, the Rev. Aaron Kimmel officiating. Burial will follow in the Walnut Grove Cemetery near Delphos.
Friends may call from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Monday at the Thomas E. Bayliff Funeral Home in Spencerville, and after 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at the church.
Memorials may be made to the Marion Baptist Church.
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