COLUMBUS GROVE — Sondra Carole Risser, 75 joined loved ones in Heaven at 9:05 pm Wednesday, June 4, 2014.  She passed peacefully at home surrounded by all her family, which meant the world to her.


She was born June 21, 1938 in Lima to William Merlin "Pete" and Avonelle Ruth (Coon) Anderson, who preceded her in death.  On March 10, 1961 she married Robert "Bob" James Risser who died January 13, 1999.


Mrs. Risser was a 1956 graduate of Columbus Grove High School, and a member of the Columbus Grove Christian Church.  A homemaker, her life was always focused on home and family.  She enjoyed decorating, needlepoint, crocheting, flowers and yard work.  She was devoted to her grandchildren and all their activities.


Survivors include a special friend and companion, Karl Kiene; a daughter, Ava Lynn (Randy) Nickles; two grandchildren, Jordan (Frank) Schneider and Heath (fiance' Ella Diller) Nickles; a great grandson, Dalton Robert Schneider, all of Columbus Grove, Ohio.


Private family services were held at Hartman Sons Funeral Home, Columbus Grove, Pastor Geoff Eubank officiated.  Burial followed at Truro Cemetery.


Memorial contributions may be made to Putnam County Hospice or the Columbus Grove Christian Church.


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