First Posted: 1/5/2006


EMMA WOLFORD, 94, died at 9:42 p.m. Jan. 3, 2006, at VanCrest Health Care Center, Delphos.

She was born Oct. 1, 1911, in Jennings Township, Van Wert County, to Frederick and Mattie White Rigdon, who preceded her in death. On June 20, 1936, she married G. Herbert Wolford, who died Dec. 22, 2004.

Mrs. Wolford was a graduate of Ridge High School, Van Wert County, and attended Manchester College in Indiana, where she earned her teaching certificate. She enjoyed cooking for the farm hands on the family farm, fishing and travel trips.

Survivors include two sons, Dwight R. (Alice) Wolford of Haviland and Dwain L. (Janet) Wolford of Spencerville; a daughter, Judy (Larry) Bowsher of Elgin; eight grandchildren, Jerry (Marcia) Wolford, Mike (Susan) Wolford, Joine Wolford, Ann (Trent) Cox, John Wolford, Richard Wolford, David (Katie) Bowsher and Lynette Bowsher; six great-grandchildren, Adam Mengerink, Nick Wolford, Emily Cox, Ian Cox, Elena Cox and Cassie Bowsher; and a sister-in-law, Lois Wolford of Bellefontaine.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Ruth Rigdon; and a granddaughter, Emily Bowsher.

Private family services will be held Monday at Thomas E. Bayliff Funeral Home, Spencerville. The Rev. Steve Placke will officiate. Burial will be in Wright Cemetery, near Converse.

There will be no public visitation.

Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor's choice.

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