OTTAWA — Lydella Gertrude Agner (nee Lammers), 94, of Ottawa, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014.

Mrs. Agner was the second youngest of five children born to Molly and Albert Lammers on July 20, 1919, on the family farm in Ottawa. When she was five years old, the family moved to their farm in Miller City. Between 1941-1945 Lydella worked at General Electric in Lima, in support of the war effort. Lydella was a stay-at-home mother who did ironing for other families when her children were young, and later worked at Buckeye Sugar Canning Co., and as a cook and nurse’s aide in nursing homes in Ottawa.

She married Richard W. Agner on Nov. 1, 1947. They lived on Agner Street in Ottawa and, after the twins were born, moved to East Fourth street where they made their home for over 43 years. Lydella took great pride in her home and, every summer, made sure her flower boxes were filled to the brim with petunias. She was a Cub Scout Den Mother and active with the American Legion baton twirling group, the Comettes. She was also a member of the American Legion Auxiliary for over 45 years, and a long-time member of the Ottawa Senior Center. Lydella enjoyed embroidery, as well as reading and playing cards. In later years, she loved going for car rides around rural Miller City, where she grew up and went to school. Lydella was known for her peerless pie baking, and home-made noodles, jams and jellies.

Mrs. Agner is survived by her sons, Gerald L. (Beatrice), of Marion, and Thomas R. (Cathy) of Toledo, her twin daughters, Carolyn Agner and Marilyn Agner, both of Fairfield, Iowa, two granddaughters, Mary (Seth) Mitchell, and Alison (Jared) Michalson, and great-grandson, Blake Agner.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard (2002) and her grandson, Michael Agner (2005). She was also preceded in death by her brother Ralph Lammers, and four sisters, Alma Schwanzl, Bertha Hoyt, Lucille Burkhart and Mary Lou Neiswender.

A Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 24, at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Ottawa, with Fr. Matt Jozefiak officiating. Interment will follow at Harman Cemetery, Gilboa.

Visitation will we be from 2 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 23, at Love Funeral Home, 405 E. 3rd St. Ottawa.

Memorials may be given to the Ottawa Senior Center.

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