Obituaries: 04-18-19

Elizabeth McKenzie

Elizabeth “Betty” Ann (Wagner) McKenzie, age 79, of Maumee, passed away on Friday, April 5.

Born in Washington, D.C., on May 7, 1939 to Charles and Elizabeth (Pearson) Wagner, she attended Blair High School in Silver Springs, Md., and was employed at Maritz CX Research in Maumee for more than 30 years. She enjoyed her life as a parade mother, traveling with the Springfield Strutters Baton Corps, as well as Broadway plays and musicals, concerts, dancing, camping and walks in the park, but she most enjoyed spending time with her family and friends.

Mrs. McKenzie was preceded in death by her daughters, Vicki Bucher and Carlene McKenzie. She is survived by her son, Charles McKenzie; daughters, Carol (Mike) Lemle, Pauline McKenzie and Julia (David) French; grandchildren, Ami, Jennifer, Scott, Matt, Olivia, Christopher and Monica; eight great-grandchildren; and sisters, Katherine Murphy and Julia Cope. 

Visitation was on April 13 at the Maison-Dardenne-Walker Funeral Home in Maumee. Funeral services and burial were private. The family suggests memorial donations to Hospice of Northwest Ohio, 30000 River Rd., Perrysburg, OH 43551.

Elizabeth Wymer

Elizabeth Anna Marie (Romano) Wymer, age 87, passed away on Monday, March 25. A resident of Maumee for the past 20 years, she lived at the Lakes of Monclova Care Center since 2013, where she had many friends and loving caregivers.

Born in Ravenna, Ohio to the late Marion and Carmela (Fisher) Romano, she graduated from Ravenna High School in 1949 and worked at Kertcher’s in Ravenna before going on to a retail career in Cleveland. She later opened a hat shop, “Anna Marie’s Millinery” in Ravenna. She was married to the late Leo Wymer, also from Ravenna, for 65 years. Moving to Michigan for Leo’s job with Chrysler, Anna left her volunteer position of many years at Robinson Memorial Hospital. While living in Michigan, she worked as a shoe buyer for a large department store and pursued her love of collecting antiques and cooking. She was known for baking Italian cookies and treats for many family weddings and events. In addition to her family, she “adopted” many friends who became family. She enjoyed entertaining and filling her home with people she loved.

Mrs. Wymer was very passionate about her home and family, including nine brothers and sisters, two children and four grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Leo (September 2018); and brothers, Joseph and Leonard Romano. She is survived by her children, Jeannie (Jim) Herold, of Maumee, and Martin (Ilene Roth) Wymer, of Solon, Ohio; granddaughter, Katie (Alec Theida) Herold; grandsons, Chris, Nick and Chase Wymer; and many adored nieces and nephews.

Visitation and a memorial service took place on April 13 at the Maison-Dardenne-Walker Funeral Home in Maumee, followed by internment in St. Joseph Cemetery in Maumee. 

Sylvia Webb

Sylvia M. Webb, age 60, formerly of Whitehouse and Maumee, passed away on Monday, April 8, in Oklahoma City, where she resided for the past year. 

Born in Lubbock, Texas on August 17, 1958 to Manuel and Severa (Tagle) Molina, she was a hairdresser working mostly from home. She enjoyed spending time with her family, golfing, listening to music such as Stevie Nicks, Van Morrison and the Bee Gees, fishing on Lake Erie and doing yard work and planting flowers. A member of the American Legion, she will be remembered for her sense of humor and her kind sprit.

Surviving are her daughter, Brandy Durham; son, Christopher (Kareeme) Webb; grandchildren, Adam, Zachary, Sire, Sophia and Aliyah, along with a grandson and great-grandson on the way; sister, Melva (Luke) Kareklas; and brothers, Manuel (Diane) and Ronald Molina. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her former husband, Jonathan Webb; and brother, Abel Molina.

A memorial service will take place at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 20 at the Maison-Dardenne-Walker Funeral Home in Maumee.

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