Elizabeth Place, age 100, of Wapakoneta, died at 8:12 p.m., April 1, 2012 in Wapak Manor Nursing Home, Wapakoneta. She was born August 15, 1911 in Auglaize County, Ohio; the daughter of the late Frank and Chloe Pierstorff Gibson. On April 3, 1937 she married Bryan Wilbur Place who died May 16, 2005, after 68 years of marriage.
Survivors include 2 sons – Ronald L. (Brenda) Place of Wapakoneta; Randal G. (Debra) Place of Wapakoneta; 2 daughters – Marilyn (Kermit) Kindred of Wapakoneta; Denise Hines of Wapakoneta; 11 grandchildren- Kimberly (Tony) Price, Rick (Margery) Place, Chris (Roger) Granger, Lynn Place, Paula (Keith) Steinke, Darcie (William) Schalk, Renee Hines, Ryan Hines, Amanda (William) Speros, Drs. Melissa (Nathan) Metz, and Alisha (Alex) Frost; 16 great grandchildren; several great great grandchildren; 1 brother – Robert Gibson of Wapakoneta and a sister-in-law – Eva Gibson of Lima.
She was preceded in death by a brother – Donald Gibson; 4 sisters – Evelyn Greely, Marjorie Mcguire, Helen Gibson, and Dorothy Gibson.
Elizabeth spent her life on the family farm, helping with dairy cows, gardening and the day to day activities of being a farm wife. She was a member of the Buckland United Church of Christ where she belonged to the Women’s Fellowship group. She was a 1930 Lima Central High School graduate. She was a member of the Wapakoneta Senior Citizens and the Logan Grange. Her grandchildren gave her great joy, and she loved spending time with her family.
Funeral services will begin 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, April 4, 2012 at Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Cridersville. Rev. Gary Bragg will officiate. Burial will follow in Ft. Amanda Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, April 3, 2012 at Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Cridersville.
Memorial contributions may be made to Buckland United Church of Christ , Harvest Baptist Church or the activities fund at Wapakoneta Manor Nursing Home.
Date: Tuesday, April 3, 2012
Time: 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm