Wanda Jo Baumer, 81

Wanda Jo Baumer

KETTERING, OHIO — Wanda Jo Baumer, 81 of Kettering, Ohio, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018, at Kettering Medical Center.

She was born June 4, 1937, in Dayton, Ohio, to the late Hannah M. (Rediger) Somers. She was a proud 1955 graduate of Lewisburg High School. In 1958 she graduated from the Good Samaritan School of Nursing and went on to serve as a nurse for over 30 years, working at Kettering Convalescent Center and St. Leonard Healthcare Center.

Wanda was a devoted wife to Edward Baumer, who she married in Aug. 1958, and with whom she shared many wonderful adventures. Early in their marriage, they traveled together to Air Force bases in the western U.S., where they started their family. They returned there several summers with their growing family. She became a skilled fisherwoman and enjoyed spending every summer over the last 50 years at their lake house on Hancock Pond in Sebago/Denmark, Maine, where they enjoyed traveling around the region. She enjoyed spending winters in North Fort Meyers, Fla., where she and her husband spent 13 of their retirement winters. Wanda was a kind person, loving sister, and good friend, maintaining many, strong lifelong relationships.

Wanda is survived by her husband of 60 years, Edward Baumer; her sons Michael (Julie) Baumer of Bellbrook, Ohio; Matthew (Jeannine Brown) Baumer of Durham, N.H.; and Scott Baumer of Kettering Ohio; sister Dixie Northern of Indianapolis, Ind.; her three grandchildren, Christopher Baumer in Dayton, Ohio; Nicole Baumer in Moraine, Ohio; Benjamin Brown of Lowell, Mass.; and special “grandson” Zechariah Hoeft of Sebago-Denmark, Maine. She was preceded in death by her sister Patricia (Gene) Kreitzer of Eaton, Ohio.

Wanda donated her body to Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine Anatomical Gift Program to aid in the advancement and study of medicine.

A Celebration of Life and Mass was held on Friday, Oct. 5, at 10 a.m., at St. Charles Borromeo, at 4500 Ackerman Blvd., Kettering Ohio 45429. Friends were invited to call from 9 –10 a.m. prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to “Good Samaritan College of Nursing Alumni Association” in care of Alice Rogers, 4601 Dartford Rd., Englewood, OH 45322.

The family would like to thank Kettering Medical Center ICU, Dr. Ahmed and nurses Erika, Leah, and Brooke for their excellent care and compassion.

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