The Reverend Dr. William M. McOmber, 88, a longtime resident of Otterbein Saint Marys Retirement Community, Saint Marys, died 7:44 P.M. Sunday, March 18, 2018, at Otterbein St. Marys.
He was born June 7, 1929, in Scott, Ohio, the son of Clyde and Gladys (Bruckart) McOmber. He married Dorothy “Dottie” Sinn on June 5, 1949, at the Convoy Methodist Church; she survives at Otterbein St. Marys.
He is also survived by his children: Kathlene (Richard) Larson of St. Marys; Constance (Mike) Cutrufelli of Greensburg, Indiana; Ron (Marla) McOmber of Littleton, Colorado; Jane (Rick) Johnson of Westerville, Ohio.
He is survived by nine grandchildren: William Ray; Christine Reigle; Daniel Ray; Jessica Grile; Beth Slusser; Brooke Bohinc; Molly McOmber; Reed Johnson; Ryan McOmber. He is survived by his eighteen great-grandchildren; by one brother, Dean McOmber of Van Wert.
He was preceded in death by his parents; by his siblings: Dale McOmber; Donald McOmber; Gerald McOmber; by a great-granddaughter, Mia Catherine Ray.
Reverend McOmber was a graduate of Union Twp. High School. He earned a BA from Ohio Northern University; an MA from Drew University and a Doctorate of Divinity from United Theological Seminary. He was a retired minister of the West Ohio Conference having served Methodist congregations at Sandyston-Walpak, New Jersey; Williamsport, Ohio and Piqua, Ohio; following the creation of the United Methodist Church, he served at Pickerington United Methodist Church; Ohmer Park UMC in Dayton; West Carrollton UMC; Otterbein Lebanon. He then served as Development Coordinator for Otterbein St. Marys Retirement Community. Bill enjoyed woodworking, reading, trailer camping and traveling in Europe. He was a member of Wayne Street United Methodist Church in St. Marys.
Funeral rites will be held 10:30 AM Friday, March 23, 2018, in the Meyer Community Chapel on the campus of Otterbein St. Marys Retirement Community, Pastors Dillon Staas and Bruce McDaniel, officiants. Burial will follow at IOOF Cemetery, Convoy, Ohio. Friends may call from 6:00-8:30 PM Thursday at the Miller Funeral Home, 1605 Celina Road, St. Marys, where memorial gifts may be given to the Otterbein St. Marys Benevolent Fund.Condolences may be sent to Reverend McOmber’s family via Millerfuneralhomes.net