Eleanor Meyer


NAPOLEON -- Eleanor Clara (Weddelman) Meyer, 81, of Napoleon, Ohio, died Monday, May 12, 2014, at Napoleon Lutheran Home.

She was born April 3, 1933, in Florida, Ohio, to the late Henry and Ida (Baden) Weddelman. On June 5, 1955, she married Walter Meyer at St. Peter Lutheran Church, Florida, who preceded her in death on December 6, 2009.

Elly graduated from Defiance College and worked as an elementary teacher in Holgate, Ohio, from 1953-55; Albion, Indiana, from 1955-57; Florida, Ohio, from 1961-68; and CD Brillhardt in Napoleon, Ohio, from 1968-91. She was a member of Henry County Retired Teachers and Henry County Community Concert Association for many years.

She was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church, Napoleon, where she taught Sunday school, was a choir member, and was the LWML stamp lady.

She is survived by a daughter, Ann (Pastor Allen) Werk of Batavia, New York; grandsons, Philip Werk of Los Angeles, Samuel Werk of Chicago; sister, Alvina Hahn of Venice, Florida; brothers, Albert (Bette) Weddelman of Florida, Ohio, Paul (Tootie) Weddelman of Hamilton, Indiana; and brother-in-law, Charles Griffith of Napoleon.

She was preceded in death by sisters, Kathryn Boyd and Lois Griffith.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 20, at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Napoleon. Interment will follow at the Florida Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Monday from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. at Rodenberger Funeral Home, Napoleon, and Tuesday from 10-11 a.m. at the church.

Memorials can be made to St. Paul Lutheran Church and School or Henry County Retired Teachers Foundation Lois Griffith Book Grant. Online condolences may be made at www.rodenbergerfuneralhome.com.

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