Alice J. Mantie
Alice J. Mantie

VAN WERT, Ohio — Alice J. Mantie, 79, of Van Wert, died at 6:45 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014, at Van Wert Manor, Van Wert.

She was born May 23, 1934, in Van Wert, to the late Margaret (Balliet) Schaffner and Woodrow D. Schaffner.

Her husband, Thomas E. Mantie, survives of Van Wert. They were married Sept. 13, 1983.

Other survivors include her children: Leslie (Terry) Webster of Ohio City, Ohio, and Linda Kay Blue of Van Wert; step-children: David (Shelly) Madden of Florida, Karen (Gary) French of San Jose, Calif., Debbie (Dan) Davidson of San Jose, Calif., Sharon Brasher of Florida, Jenny (Eddie) Byrd and Charles (Nancy) Mantie, both of Pink Hill, N.C., and Richard (Rita) Mantie of Kenansville, N.C.; brothers: Robert (Sue) Schaffner of McCammon, Idaho, Dennis (Pat) Schaffner of Defiance, Ohio, and a sister-in-law: Wanda Schaffner of Toledo, Ohio. Alice is survived by many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a brother: William Schaffner.

She retired from Kennedy Manufacturing Company, Van Wert. She had also been a waitress for several local restaurants. She had attended Mt. Pleasant Church, Van Wert.

Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014, at Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home & Crematory, Van Wert. The Rev. Adam Borsay will officiate. Burial will be in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Van Wert.

Visitation will be held from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014 at the funeral home.

Preferred memorial is Van Wert Manor Activities Fund.

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