Daphna McKibben, 94, died at 8:55 a.m. Nov. 8, 2012, at her residence.
She was born March 14, 1918, in Continental to the late Arthur Wendell and Mary Jo Klear Okuley. On Aug. 14, 1959, she married Robert McKibben, and he died June 24, 2007.
Daphna was also preceded in death by her loving daughter, Renae Mae McKibben; a brother and sister-in-law, Blaine and Anita Okuley; a nephew, Reggie Okuley; and a great-great-niece.
She is survived by nieces and nephews, Connie (John) Basinger, of Van Wert, Jan Okuley, of Continental, Kim (Suzanne) Okuley, of Continental, Tana (David) DeMoss, of Delaware, and Travis (Kieu) Okuley, of Continental; 17 great- and 12 great-great-nieces and -nephews.
Daphna taught business, English and Music at Continental School for 30 years and taught for a year at Miller City. She had been a substitute teacher for 13 years. She was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Continental, where she played organ for 64 years and was a member of the Altar Rosary Society and Catholic Ladies of Columbia. She was a 1936 graduate of Continental High School, where she was valedictorian, played saxophone in the band, sang and played piano for the Glee Club and was secretary and treasurer of her class. She was a graduate of Ohio Northern University, Ada, with a double major in business education and English and a minor in music and sang in the choir for four years, was a member of Theda Phi Delpha and their financial secretary for four years and a member of Zeta Tau Alpha National Sorority and the Newman Club. She was a life member of the American Legion Post 96 Auxiliary, Lima and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9142 Auxiliary, Ottawa; Benevolent & Protective Order of Elks Lodge 54, Lima, the Ohio Education Association and Putnam County Teachers Association.
Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Continental. Father Mark Hoying will officiate. Burial will be in Monroe Cemetery, Continental.
Visitation will be from 2 to 8 pm Sunday at Heitmeyer Funeral Home, Continental, where there will be a Scripture service at 2 p.m.
Memorials may be made to St. John The Baptist Church
Condolences may be sent to www.heitmeyerfuneralhome.com.