Daphna McKibben
Daphna McKibben

CONTINENTAL - Daphna McKibben, 94, of Continental, died at 8:55 a.m. Wednesday, 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, 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 one year at Miller City and 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; a graduate of Ohio Northern University 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 the Theda Phi Delpha and their financial secretary for four years and a member of the Zeta Tau Alpha National Sorority and the Newman Club. She was also a lifetime member of the Lima American Legion Auxiliary and the Ottawa VFW Auxiliary; the Lima Elks; Ohio Education Association and Putnam County Teachers Association.
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at 10:30 a.m., Monday, Nov. 12, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Continental with Fr. Mark Hoying officiating. Burial was in Monroe Cemetery, Continental.
Arrangements were handled by Heitmeyer Funeral Home, Continental.
Memorials may be made to St. John The Baptist Church
Condolences may be sent to: www.heitmeyerfuneralhome.com.