Alma J. Amerman, age 99, of Urbana and formerly of St. Paris, Ohio passed away on Tuesday, August 27, 2019 in Springfield Regional Hospital. Born on June 9, 1920 in Loup City, Nebraska, Alma was a daughter of the late Clifton E and Clara Alice (Dement) Thornton. She married Robert Amerman on June 27, 1959 and he preceded her in death on November 25, 1997. Alma is survived by a step-son and daughter-in-law, John and Linda Amerman of Springfield, OH, a granddaughter, Jodi (Scott) Cessna of Altoona, PA, a great granddaughter, Samantha (Armando) Floyd, of Altoona, PA, and a two great great grandchildren, Jayden and Scarlett. She is also survived by a nephew, Dale (Teresa) Thornton of Urbana, a nieces, Vickie (Joe) Hegenderfer of Lancaster, OH, Mrs. Phillip (Terri) Thornton and their families. In addition to her parents and husband, three brothers preceded her in death: Ernest, Everett, and Virgil Thornton, two sisters-in-law, Betty J. Thornton, and Joann Hensley, and a nephew, Phillip Thornton. Alma was a 1938 graduate of Westville High School. She was baptized in the Myrtle Tree Baptist Church and since 1959 she faithfully attended the St. Paris United Methodist Church. She was a clerk at the Fueston Grocery Store in St. Paris. Alma will be remembered by her family as kind and loving and will be missed. Funeral services were held on Saturday, August 31, 2019 at 12:00 p.m. in the St. Paris United Methodist Church, with Reverend Dave Kepple presiding. Burial followed in Evergreen Cemetery, St. Paris, OH. There were two hours of visitation prior to the service in the church. Pallbearers were Lucas, Michael, Andrew, and Sarah Thornton, Tanner Artz, Bryce Hegenderfer, and Zac Baker. Honorary pallbearers were Erica Baker, Callison Hegenderfer, Stephanie Walton, and Megan Thompson.. Contributions in memory of Alma may be sent to your favorite charity. Condolences to the family may be made at www.shivelyfuneralhomes.com. Atkins-Shively Funeral Home, St. Paris served the family.
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