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Cora Maxine Wantz

May 30, 1939 — April 11, 2011


Cora Maxine Wantz, 71, of Fairborn, OH passed away Monday April 11, 2011 at Pine Knoll Nursing Home in Winchester, IN.  She was born May 30, 1939 in Darke County, Ohio to the late Dale H. and Ina E. Kochersperger Wantz.

  She graduated with the class of 1957 from the Wayne High School.  Cora then attended and graduated from the Miami Valley Hospital School of Nursing in 1960, she also earned her Master’s degree in nursing.  She continued working at Miami Valley for 11 years; she then went to Ball Memorial Hospital where she was an instructor for the Nursing Dept. for 25 years retiring in June of 1999.  Cora also lived in Hawaii in 1968 for a year while working in the nursing profession.  She belonged to many Nursing associations in both Ohio and Indiana.

  Cora leaves to cherish her memory two brothers: Melvin D. (Sue Ann) Wantz, Donald E. (Dotty J.) Wantz, one sister Betty J. Hampshire all of U.C., IN.  One sister-in-law Shirley “Sue” Wantz of Winchester, IN.  Several nieces and nephews, many great nieces and great nephews, and many good friends also survive.

  She was preceded in death by her parents, one brother Richard A. Wantz, one brother-in-law Marvin Hampshire “2009.”

  Friends and family may call Friday April 15, 2011 from 3-8 PM at the Reichard Funeral Home in Union City.  Also one hour of calling prior to the services from 10-11 AM.  Services will be held Saturday April 16, 2011, 11 AM with Rev. Mick Whistler and Perry Hastings officiating.  Burial will be held at the convenience of the family.

  In lieu of flowers memorial contributions should be directed to the Cora Maxine Wantz Nursing Scholarship Fund c/o Mel Wantz (administrator) 728 W. Oak St. Union City, IN 47390.  Envelopes will also be available at the funeral home.

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