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Lu Ann (Luckey) Presser

October 3, 1940 ~ January 2, 2016 (age 75)
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Lu Ann Presser, 75, 808 N. Miami Ave., Sidney, Ohio, passed away at her residence on Saturday, January 2, 2016 at 2:00 AM from complications from surgeries and prolonged illness.  She was born on October 3, 1940 in Piqua, Ohio the son of Rube and Gladys (West) Luckey and they are deceased.    She was married to Randy Presser on November 25, 1961 and he survives in Sidney, Ohio along with four daughters, Lisa Peters of Sidney, Ohio, Jamie Koehler of Dayton, Ohio, Angela Allison and husband Jeffrey of Sidney, Ohio, Melissa Ashby and husband Christopher of Sidney, Ohio and a son, Randy Presser Jr. and wife April of Sidney, Ohio; eleven grandchildren, Leslie Pratt, Rachel Spille, Erica Bonnoront, Kevin Starrett, Brooke Baughman, Taylor Baughman, Justin Baughman, Everett Ashby, Ella Lu Ashby, Randee Presser III and Alysaa Presser and two great-grandchildren, Lucas Bonnoront and Dexter Bonnoront.   One brother, Ronald Luckey is deceased.   She was a 1958 graduate of Sidney High School and a graduate of Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio.   She taught English at Botkins High School, Botkins, Ohio and retired in February, 2014 after twenty one years from Dorothy Love Retirement Community, Sidney, Ohio as the marketing director.   She was passionate about the Alzheimer’s Association and was a board member of the Recovery and Mental Health Services.   She had been a member of the Sunset Sidney Kiwanis Club.   The list of projects and programs Presser initiated is even longer than her tenure was.   They include establishing a health care fair with Wilson Memorial Hospital and then the YMCA, hosting a weekly radio program that featured guest speakers on WMVR, presenting dozens of performances in a variety series, providing quantities of health information – as well a good food – during Lunch and Learn sessions, hosting annual ice cream socials on campus, organizing a yearly heritage festival called Bygone Days and instructing a senior-citizen driver’s education class for AARP, among many others.   She sat on the steering committee that developed the Senior Center of Sidney and Shelby County, volunteered with Pro Seniors to teach people about Medicare fraud, assisted with Shelby County Seniors Day at the senior center and with Senior Day at the Shelby County Fair and volunteered with Leading Age, a nonprofit that represents nonprofits who serve seniors.   One of the things she was most passionate about was Alzheimer’s care and research.   She chaired the Shelby County Walk to End Alzheimer’s year after year and organized and led a monthly Alzheimer’s support group which met at Dorothy Love.   Presser was a valued member of the Coalition on Aging and for years wrote a monthly column, “Senior Living,” for the Sidney Daily News.   She was named Senior Citizen of the Year in Shelby County in 2014.   An active horsewoman all of her life, she acquired Goodie shortly before she retired from Dorothy Love.   She was a member of the New Hope Methodist Church, Sidney, Ohio.   A memorial service will be held on Friday, January 8, 2016 at 1:00 PM at the Amos Chapel at Dorothy Love Retirement Community, Sidney, Ohio with Pastor John Leighty.   Salm-McGill and Tangeman Funeral Home in Sidney, Ohio is handling the funeral arrangements.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Shelby County Alzheimer's Association, 3003 W. Cisco Rd., Sidney, Ohio  45365 or to the Diabetes Association, 3003 W. Cisco Rd., Sidney, Ohio  45365.   Envelopes will also be available at the memorial service.    Condolences may be expressed to the Presser family on Salm-McGill and Tangeman Funeral Home’s web site at:   www.salm-mcgillandtangemanfh.com

Donations may be made to:

Alzheimer's Association - Shelby County
3003 W. Cisco Rd., Sidney, Ohio 45365,
Tel: 1-937-498-2391

Diabetes Association - Shelby County
3003 W. Cisco Rd., Sidney, Ohio 45365,
Tel: 1-937-498-2391

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