Waunetta J. Seward, 93, of Montpelier, Ohio passed away peacefully in her sleep early Monday morning February 10 at Evergreen Manor Nursing Home. She was born March 2, 1920 to Velma (Winzeler) and Silas Hoag. On March 30, 1942 she married her high school sweetheart Robert Seward (Bob) and they lived a full life together until his passing in 2006. She was a loving wife and devoted mother her whole life and always strived to live according to the teachings of Jesus Christ her Savior.
Waunetta was an active member of the First United Methodist Church in Montpelier, Ohio until her declining years. She and Bob sang in the church choir, they headed up the youth fellowship group during their daughters teen years and were always active in the Ester Circle and FUM Church Women’s group. Skeeter (her nickname), was a Brownie and Girl Scout leader for several years and she always enjoyed her activities with them. She had been a dental assistant to Dr. Walter Bumb for many years and retired in 1986.
Her survivors include her two daughters: Sharon (Roy) Rigg and Deborah (Rich) Shatzer, four grandchildren, Kim (Mark) Miller, Paul (Criss) Rigg, Lara (Mike) Wynne and Nicola (Griff) Mosier. Her beloved eight great grandchildren include, Alex and Nate Miller, Isabella and Kellen Rigg, Hannah and Emma Wynne and Andrew and Logan Mosier. In addition to her husband, Bob, Waunetta was preceded in death by her parents, granddaughter, Shannon Hastings, two sisters, Heloise Miller and Rosamund Connolly and a brother Norman Hoag.
Visitation will be held Wednesday February 12 at 10:00 a.m. with a funeral service to follow at 11:00 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church with Reverend Jonathan Hanover to officiate. Burial will follow at Riverside Cemetery. Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church or the Montpelier Public Library.