Nancy Jeanne Meiring, 83, of Swanton passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, Monday, Jan. 9, 2017, at Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center in Toledo. She was born in Toledo on Nov. 20, 1933, to the late Owen and Hetta (Nedry) Johnson. On Jan. 8, 1968, she was united in marriage to Robert J. Meiring Sr., and he preceded her in death. Nancy worked for the railroad for many years while also managing a rental company with her beloved husband. For over 40 years, Nancy and Bob worked together to provide affordable housing to hundreds of families across northwestern Ohio. Nancy was a very active parishioner of St. Richard Catholic Church in Swanton. Her love of God and unshakable faith blessed her with the ability to support numerous local and national charity organizations, which she did proudly and without reservation. Nancy will be deeply missed by her family, friends, and all who knew her. She is survived by six children, Rex P. (Linda) Kline, Kim (George) Gibson, Sylvia Meiring, Robert Jr. (Leanne) Meiring, Walter (JoAnn) Meiring, and Mark (Lori) Meiring; 32 grandchildren; 46 great-grandchildren; her siblings, Debra Zernhel, Robert Johnson, Theresa Tomsic, Thomas Barr, Brenda McDaniel, Daniel Barr, and Dennis Barr; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. She was also preceded in death by her eldest daughter, Tana Marie Knauss; stepmother, Sylvia Elnora Barr; and siblings, Walter Owen Johnson, Sylvia "Connie" Scott, Mary "Pat" Shellhammer, and Owen Patrick Johnson II. A Mass of of Resurrection will begin 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017, at St. Richard Catholic Church in Swanton. Interment will follow at St. Richard Cemetery. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 13, 2017, at Weigel Funeral Home in Swanton, with Rosary at 7 p.m., and Saturday at the church one hour prior to the service. Memorial donations may be made to St. Richard Church, 333 Brookside Drive, Swanton, Ohio 43558 or a charity of the donor's choice.
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