Kloepfer, Wanda

Written by David Green.

Wanda Kloepfer, 90, of E. Main Street, Fayette, Ohio, died Jan. 16, 2006 at Hospice of Northwest Ohio in Toledo.

She was born April 28, 1915 in Steuben County, Ind., to Walter and Ola (Kelso) Smith. She married Vernon “Doc” E. Kloepfer on Jan. 1, 1937 in Angola, Ind., and he preceded her in death Feb. 28, 1999.

Wanda was employed at Fayette Tubular Products for more than 20 years. She attended Fayette United Methodist Church and was a member of the Order of Eastern Star Local Chapter 67 of Wauseon, Ohio.

Wanda is survived by one brother, Deburl (and Dorris) Smith of Angola, Ind.; special caregiver and niece, Beverly (and Robert) Manley of Toledo, Ohio; special friends Pauline and Babe Jones of Fayette, and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Audra Luttrell, and one brother, Virgil Smith.

Funeral services are scheduled at 1 p.m. Friday at Eagle Funeral Home in Fayette with Rev. James Hopkins officiating. Burial will follow in Pleasant View Union Cemetery. Visitation is scheduled at the funeral home from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday with an Eastern Star service at 7:30 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of  Northwest Ohio or Hospice of Fulton and Williams County.

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