- Local Guide
Dorothy Jean Breneman, 84, of Wapakoneta, passed away the morning of May 30, 2011, at her residence.
S h e was born May 14, 1 9 2 7 , in Hardin County, the daughter of Olevia (Johnson) and Artie Gossard. Both parents are deceased. On Jan.1, 1949, she married Victor L. Breneman who preceded her in death April 30, 2001.
Surviving are a son, Rick (Janet) Breneman, of Wapakoneta; a daughter, Vickie Gibson, of Wapakoneta; three grandsons, Josh Breneman, of Lima, Kasey (Meghan) Gibson, of Wapakoneta, and Heath (Michelle) Gibson, of Spencerville; a greatgranddaughter, Valorie Gibson, of Spencerville, and another great grandchild on the way; a brother, Dan Gossard, of Willow Springs, Mo.; two sister-in- laws, Susan Chandler, of Lima, and Debra Hadji, of Tuscaloosa, Ala.
Preceding her in death were four brothers, Billy Gossard, Raymond Gossard, Ralph Gossard, Joe Gossard; and fi ve sisters, Ruby Long, Retha Staup, Ruaha Conrad, Ruth McPheron and Mable Gossard.
She retired from Lima Wal-Mart in 2003, where she worked for 14 years. She had also worked for Piece Goods of Lima and at Waynesfi eld-Goshen and Perry schools as a school bus driver. She had previously worked at Kresges and Woolworths. She enjoyed sewing, crafts, the outdoors, gardening, and refinishing furniture. She was also a member of the NRA .
No public services or visitations are planned. It was her wish for her body to be donated to Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine. Arrangements are being handled by Bayliff & Son Funeral Home in Cridersville. Memorial contributions may be given to the New Vision Nursing and Home Care in Wapakoneta and the NRA .
Condolences may be shared at bayliffandson. com.
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