LimaGeorgie A. Buhrmester, 71, of Lima, formerly of Wellington, Ill., died at 6:17 p.m. Dec. 21, 2011 at the Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana.She was born Sept. 17, 1940, in Danville, Ill., to Otis and Thelma Caldwell Swartz. Her mother survives in Wellington. She married Gene R. Buhrmester on December 27, 1959 in Wellington, Ill. He survives.Mrs. Buhrmester was a high school vocal music teacher. She was a member of the United Church of Christ in Spencerville. She also was a member of Delta Kappa Gamma, Ohio Music Education Association, Ohio Education Association and the Allen County Retired Teachers Association in Ohio. She was an accomplished vocalist and pianist. Over the years, she conducted many high school musicals and show choirs. She also performed with the Lima Symphony Orchestra Chorus. She loved her family, her many students and many friends.Services will begin at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Wellington United Methodist Church in Wellington, Ill. The Rev. Janet Eggleston will officiate. Burial will be in the Floral Hill Cemetery at Hoopeston. The family will also conduct memorial services at 7 p.m. Monday at United Church of Christ, Spencerville. Friends may call from 9:30 a.m. until services Tuesday at the Wellington United Methodist Church. Memorials may be made to the Wellington United Methodist Church, Wellington, IL. or the Spencerville High School Coral Chimes Project. The Brown Alkire Funeral Home in Hoopeston is in charge of the arrangements.
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