Katherine E. “Kay” Caprilla

March 28, 2013


Katherine E. “Kay” Caprilla, 95, died at 7:38 a.m. March 27, 2013, at St. Rita’s Medical Center.

She was born Nov. 21, 1917, in Baltimore to the late Thomas and Carrie Miller Mayo. She was married to Robert Wannemacher, who died Oct. 20, 1975. She then married Carman Caprilla, who is also deceased.

She is survived by two children, Charles (Nancy) Wannemacher and Gail (Jerry) Osting, both of Ottawa; six grandchildren, Robin (Jerry) Levine, of Rockford, Mich., Scott (Bobbie) Osting, of Ottawa, Anita (Rich) Ross, of Ottawa, Jason (Cindy) Osting, of Leipsic, Lindsey Wannemacher, of North Carolina, and Brent Brickner, of Delphos; wight great-grandchildren, Austin Levine, Madison Levine, Avery Ross, Walter Ross, Kennedy Osting, Easton Osting, Claire Osting and Blake Brickner.

She was preceded in death by a great-grandson, Robert Wannemacher; two brothers, Charles and Clifton Mayo; and a sister, Hilda Hatter.

Kay owned and operated Wannemacher Jewelers in Ottoville and Delphos from 1945 to 1981, and she later was a cook at the Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 2234, Ottawa . She was a member of SS. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, Ottawa; Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 2234 Auxiliary, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9142 Auxiliary and American Legion Post 63 Auxiliary, all in Ottawa, and had been on the Ottoville village council.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Love Funeral Home, Ottawa. Father Matt Jozefiak will officiate. Burial will be in St. Mary Cemetery, Ottoville.

Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. Friday at Love Funeral Home, Ottawa, where a Scripture service will be held at 2:30 p.m., FOE Auxiliary service at 7 p.m., American Legion Auxiliary service at 7:15 p.m., and a VFW Auxiliary service at 7:30 p.m.

Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.

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