Della Mae Childs
December 6, 1921 - February 13, 2012
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Della Mae (Wright) Childs, age 90 years, of Archbold, passed away peacefully at Evergreen Manor in Montpelier on February 13, 2012. She was born on December 6, 1921, in Lima, OH, the daughter of George and Emma (Miller) Wright. A graduate of Lima Shawnee. She married Albert Childs on December 7, 1941 and he preceded her in death in 2001. They enjoyed their winters in Florida. She gave her life to Jesus, and was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother.

She is survived by her children, Deb (Jeff) Brown, June (Jerry) Ohlinger, and Betsy (David) Smith; grandchildren, Joel (Amie) Brown, Alicia (Anil) Mathews, Corey (Nicole) Ohlinger, Tiffany Ohlinger, Michelle (Jason) Lockwood, and Brian Smith; great-grandchildren, Cayden Brown, Alena Mathews, Shelby Lockwood, and Tyler Lockwood.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a son, Gary Childs; a brother, James Wright, and a sister, Ruby Gillette.

Services will be held on Friday at 11 AM at Short Funeral Home in Archbold. Interment will follow in the Archbold Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2-8 PM on Thursday.


Thursday February 16, 2012, 2 PM - 8 PM at Short Funeral Home
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Traditional Service

Friday February 17, 2012, 11 AM at Short Funeral Home
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