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B. Irene (McClure) Wortman

April 29, 1917 ~ July 27, 2017 (age 100)

B. Irene Wortman of Van Wert died July 27, 2017, at the home of her son John Wortman in Van Wert and entered Heaven to be with her loved ones gone on before her.

She was born April 29, 1917, in Van Wert, to Lawrence and June (Lee) McClure.

On July 1, 1938, she married Cleo W. Wortman who preceded her in death in 1999.

Other survivors include two sons, John (Phyllis) Wortman and Denzil (Kaulene) Wortman, both of Van Wert; daughter-in-law, Gloria Wortman of Auburn, Indiana, brother-in-law, Denzil Thorn of North Carolina; grandchildren, Dr. Thomas C. (Denise) Brown of Dayton, Ohio, Donald Brown of Van Wert, Shari (Steve) Parrish and Rhonda Wortman of Auburn, Indiana, Aaron Wortman of Van Wert, Angela (Ryan) Basinger of Dayton, Chris Wortman of Columbus, Ohio, and Tricia Albert of Fort Wayne, Indiana; 13 great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren.

Thankful for her caregiver of 11 years, Kristina R. Sellers of Delphos.

She was preceded in death by a son, Keith D. Wortman; a daughter, Leila A. Brown; son-in law, Thomas C. Brown, and a sister, Lila Thorn of North Carolina.

She loved farming and was an active farm partner with her husband. She enjoyed various crafts as her hobby. She enjoyed family card games and croquet.

She was a member of the former Antioch Friends Chapel, Van Wert.

Service will begin at 1 p.m. Sunday, July 30,2017, at Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home & Crematory. The Rev. James Burns will officiate. Burial will be in Woodland Cemetery, Van Wert. Visitation is 4-8 p.m. Saturday, July 29, 2017, at the funeral home.

 Service Information

July 29, 2017

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home & Crematory
722 S. Washington St.
Van Wert, OH 45891

Funeral Service
July 30, 2017

1:00 PM
Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home & Crematory
722 S. Washington St.
Van Wert, OH 45891

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