William Owen Stoody, age 94 of Pandora and formerly of Lima, died at 2:44 a.m., Sunday, April 12, 2015 at Lima Memorial Health Systems E.R. He was born April 9, 1921 in near Columbus Grove, Ohio; the son of the late Owen Herbert and Zella Mae Green Stoody. On August 9, 1941 he married Velma Belle McKanna who died February 20, 2009.
Mr. Stoody was a retired truck driver with C W Transport and served in the U.S. Navy during WWII. He was a member of the Lima Senior Citizens Bowling Team; the Lima Eagles Lodge #370, and the Teamsters Union, Local 908.
Survivors include 2 sons – Gary O. (Nancy) Stoody of Dublin, OH; William J. ‘Bill’ Stoody of Phoenix, AZ; 2 daughters – Lois M. Stoody of Tucson, AZ; Ellen L. Ogle of Wapakoneta; 8 grandchildren; 21 great grandchildren; and 3 great grandchildren; a daughter-in-law – Katherine A. Stoody of Elida.
He was preceded in death by a son – Herbert A. Stoody; 2 brothers – George Stoody and Marion Stoody; a sister – Anna Mae Seitz; a son-in-law – Ron Collins; and a grandchild.
No public services are planned.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Hilty Memorial Home.