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Wilma Mae Bish

August 28, 2012
The Advertiser-Tribune

Wilma Mae Bish, 79, of Ruffing Family Care Center, Bloomville, took her first breath of Heaven at 8:20 a.m. Monday, Aug. 27, 2012.

She was born Oct. 1, 1932, in Gladwin, Mich., to Lester C. and Marguerite (Tennepenny) Robinson. She married Theodore Bish Jr. May 24, 1953, at Lutheran Christian Church, Tiffin, and he died Dec. 20, 1996.

Survivors include two sons, David (Connie) Bish and Timothy Bish, both of Tiffin; four daughters, Phyliss (George) Lutz of Bloomville, Wanda (David) Tusing of McCutchenville; and Deborah (Duane) Keefe and Janet Huffman, both of Tiffin; 18 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; a brother, Lester C. (Dell) Robinson Jr. of Fostoria; and a sister, Mary (Lee) Kelsey of Lawtey, Fla.

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Mrs. Bish

She also was preceded in death by her parents; a daughter, Amy Bish; a grandson, Benjamin Bish; a brother, Gaylord Lee Swazy; and a sister, Donna Kelsey.

Wilma attended Tiffin Columbian High School. She treasured spending time with her family, sewing and attending to her flowers and her small farm animals.

Her funeral will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012, at Lindsey-Olds Funeral Home, 3085 S. SR 19, Bloomville, with the Rev. Cathy Wirth officiating. Burial will follow at Mexico Cemetery, Tymochtee Township, Wyandot County.

Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 29, at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Stein Hospice or to Bloomville EMS.

Online condolences may be made to the family at



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