Ethel Mae Noble Wireman, 89, died at 1:15 a.m. Feb. 20, 2010, at Lost Creek Care Center.
She was born Aug. 18, 1920, in Magoffin County, Ky., to Ben Hale and Liney Wireman Hale, who preceded her in death. She married Charles F. Noble, who died in 1982. She then married Malcom Wireman, who also preceded her in death.
Mrs. Wireman was a member of the Lima Free Will Baptist Church. She loved flowers, gardening and quilting. She was a wonderful mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.
Survivors include five daughters, Wanda (David) Young, of Lima, Omea Hicks, of Kenton, Rickey (Fred) Watkins, of Harrod, Lina (Aaron) Art, of Cridersville, and Diana (Joe) Kassis, of Dayton; seven sons, Elmer (Joyce) Noble, Arvel (Diane) Noble, Carl (Jane) Noble, Kenneth Noble, Charles (Stephanie) Noble Jr., David (Paula) Noble and Bitler Noble, all of Lima; two sisters, Edith Conley, of Michigan, and Dorise Wireman, of Lima; and 35 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a son, Johnny Noble; seven brothers, Forest Hale, Earn Hale, Dan Junior Hale, Estel Hale, Chester Hale, Joe Lewis Hale and Denver Hale; and two sisters, Harriet Campbell and Nancy Campbell.
Services will begin at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Lima Free Will Baptist Church. Pastor Ed Wireman and Pastor Dave Trusty will officiate. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.
Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Monday at the church.
Condolences may be expressed at www.chamberlainhuckeriede.com.
Arrangements are by Chamberlain-Huckeriede Funereal Home.