Sylvia M. Lengerich, 76, of Fryburg, died at 9:47 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013, at Auglaize Acres in Wapakoneta.
She was born June 24, 1936, in Leicestershire, England, the daughter of Marie (Rose) and James Reed, who preceded her in death. On Jan. 31, 1959, at the Church of the Blessed Sacrament, Leicester, England, she married John G. Lengerich, and he died June 26, 2001.
Surviving are four children, Robert (Emily) Lengerich, of Wapakoneta, Gary (Kaye) Lengerich, of Maplewood, Maja (Jennie Jester) Reed, of Saline, Mich., and Karl (Susan) Lengerich, of St. Marys, eight grandchildren, Heather (Ross) Matthews, Jon Lengerich, Jennifer (Brad) Shell, Heidi Huebner, Shawn Kipfinger, Benjamin Lengerich, Matthew Lengerich, and Daniel Lengerich; five great-grandchildren, Emma Rose, Willough, Rileigh, Kaleb, and MacKenzie; a brother, Terrence (Jane) Reed, of Helford, Cornwell, United Kingdom; a nephew, Jon Reed; a niece, Emma (Scott) Harrison; a sister-in-law, Janet Reed, special friends, Cecilia and Raymond MacKnight, of Wenatchee, Wash., and Winnie Altenburger, of Wapakoneta; and numerous English cousins and friends.
A homemaker, Sylvia was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Wapakoneta and St. John Catholic Church in Fryburg. She served as a Eucharistic minister and with Bereavement ministries. She taught knitting, was a very kind and giving person, and enjoyed helping her neighbors. She enjoyed knitting and crocheting and was a member of the Ladies Sodality of St. John Catholic Church, the English Club and the Red Hat Society.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, in Wapakoneta, with the Rev. Patrick Sloneker officiating. Burial is to follow in the St. John Cemetery in Fryburg.
Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Bayliff & Eley Funeral Home, St. Rt. 501, Wapakoneta. There will be a brief memorial service at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be directed to St. Joseph Catholic Church Renovation Fund.
Condolences may be expressed at bayliffandeleyfh.com.