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Sunday, February 02, 2014 9:10 PM

Sept. 21, 1921- Feb. 1, 2014


Lucille G. Van Oss, 92, passed from this life at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Vancrest Health Care Center in Delphos.

Lucille was born on Sept. 21, 1921, to Nathaniel L. Staup and Pansie C. (Peterson) Staup, who preceded her in death.

On Sept. 2, 1940, she married Roland J. Van Oss, who passed away Dec. 24, 1991.

Lucille is survived by two daughters, Patricia (Tom) Van Oss-Davis of Centerville and Jeanie (Dave) Alt of Delphos; three granddaughters, Suzanne (David) Laudadio, Jennifer (Jeremy) Strapp and Julie (Shawn) Grime; two step-granddaughters, Ali (Jordan) Ross and Jennifer Davis; three grandsons, Eric (Jodi) Wegesin, Matt Wegesin and Jon (Anna) Dieringer; three step-grandsons, Andy (Jamie) Alt, Aaron (Christine) Alt and James Davis; six great-grandchildren, Amanda and Ryan Strapp, Logan and Ella Grime and Sarah and Thomas Dieringer; seven stepgreat-grandchildren, Sam, Josh and Luke Alt, Alexa Alt, Jackson Ross, Kristin Davis and Kate Davis; along with nieces and nephews.

She was also preceded in death by her daughter, Annette Wegesin; a grandson, Steve Nomina; a great-granddaughter, Hannah Strapp; two brothers, Ralph and Ernie Staup; a sister, Luella McMichael; two sons-in-law, Bob Wegesin and Greg Dieringer; and her special feline companion, Miss Kitty.

Raised during the years of the Great Depression, Lucille’s life was one of unconditional love, acceptance, service to others, honesty and gratitude. She always placed the needs of others above her own. She had a beautiful, resilient spirit and strong faith. By example, her philosophy of life was passed on to her family. She was a true gift to all who were fortunate to have her in their lives. Her family came first to her always.

Lucille gave of her time generously. As a member of St. Rita’s Auxiliary, she volunteered in their gift shop for nearly 20 years. She was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church and in her earlier years, she supported the church and school by volunteering at the annual church festival, in the “Mom’s Room”, and as a Juniorette leader. She gave to her community by her work at the Delphos Thrift Shop.

A special thanks to Dr. James Bowlus, who showed such honesty and compassion to Lucille and to her family as her days on earth became short, to the staff of Vancrest Assisted Living and Rehab for making the last six months of Lucille’s life the best that they could be and to the nurses of St. Rita’s Hospice.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Delphos at 11 a.m. Friday, the Rev. Dave Reinhart will officiate. The Rev. James Van Oss will co-officiate. Burial will be in St. John’s Cemetery.

Friends may call at Strayer Funeral Home in Delphos from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Thursday. A parish wake service will be held at 7:30 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Rita’s Auxiliary or to the Medical Mission Sisters, 8400 Pine Road, Philadelphia, PA 19111-9986.

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