Nancy “Jo” Schwiebert

May 31, 1937- March 16, 2020

Nancy “Jo” Schwiebert, 82, of Napoleon, Ohio, passed away March 16, 2020.

She was born May 31, 1937, in Tiffin, Ohio, to Howard and Thelma (Swander) Kirschner. On Jan. 25, 1959, Jo married Richard Buckham of Mt. Vernon, Ohio, at First English Lutheran Church in Tiffin, Ohio. Richard died July 30, 1983. She then married Burdell Schwiebert on Aug. 31, 1990.

Jo attended Bowling Green State University and Northwest Community College. She was a secretary most of her life working for the president at Tiffin Art Metal Co., the administrator of Northwest Visiting Nurses Association, and when she retired in 1992, she was the secretary for the president of Defiance College. After retiring, Jo and Burdell spent the winters in Florida. For several years after returning from Florida in the spring, she worked for Kelly Temporaries and Sauder Manufacturing Co. filling in for vacationing secretaries.

She was baptized at English Lutheran Church and confirmed there in April of 1950. In 1967 she transferred her membership to St. Paul Lutheran Church in Napoleon, where she held the office of secretary of the congregation, secretary in St. Paul’s Ladies Guild, was on the Board of Single Ministry, and taught Sunday School.

Jo is survived by her husband, Burdell; children, Brian (Jody) Buckham and Beth (Bill) Hauver; daughter-in-law, Alison Buckham; stepchildren, Scott (Pam) Schwiebert and Pat Schwiebert; step daughter-in-law, Peggy Schwiebert; seven grandchildren; 12 step grandchildren; and 15 step great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Richard; son, Brad Buckham; and stepson, Rick Schwiebert.

Friends and family will be received at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Napoleon, Friday, March 20, 2020, from 9 a.m. until the time of services at 11 a.m. Interment will follow at Glenwood Cemetery. Due to current health concerns with the coronavirus, the service will also be livestreamed from the church. Please visit and scroll down to “Live Stream,” if you are unable to attend.

Memorial contributions may be made to CHP Hospice, 06817 State Route 66N, Defiance, Ohio 43512, or St. Paul Lutheran Church, 1075 Glenwood Ave., Napoleon, Ohio 43545.

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