Kime, Ila

Written by David Green.

Ila Kime, 81, of Morenci, Mich., died Jan. 15, 2011, at the Fulton Manor in Wauseon, Ohio.

She was born April 1, 1929, in Wauseon, Ohio, the daughter of Frank and Opal (Bailey) Bender. On May 5, 1990, in Morenci, she married Curtis Kime.  He preceded her in death Aug. 13, 2009.

Ila lived most of her life in the Morenci area and was a member of the Morenci United Methodist Church.  She was formerly employed at Fayette Tubular  Products, retiring in 1991 after 19 years of service. She enjoyed bowling and crafts.

Survivors include two daughters, Diane (and Mike) Hickok and Patricia Waldfogel, both of Morenci; two sons, Jack Waldfogel of Wauseon and Kenneth Waldfogel of Seneca; two step-daughters, Beverly Fortney of Adrian and Lois (and James) Smith of Wauseon; three step-sons, Curtis (and Sue) Kime of Grosse Pointe, Mich., Robert (and Margaret) Kime of Bingham Farms, Mich., and Roger (and Becky) Kime of Bryan, Ohio; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; many step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Nada Ridner of Pigeon, Mich., and Donelda Bechstein of Swanton, Ohio.

Besides her husband, Ila was preceded in death by her parents; two sons, Donald in infancy and Andrew Waldfogel; three sisters, Lorreta Browning, Vonda Browning and Thelma VonSeggern; and one brother, Elden Bender.

Funeral services are planned at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 19, at Eagle Funeral Home-Charles Fink Chapel in Morenci, with Pastor Donna Galloway officiating.  Burial will follow at the Smith Cemetery in Franklin Township, Ohio. Visitation is scheduled from 2 to 8 p.m. Tuesday.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Morenci United Methodist Church.

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