December 4, 1946 - March 18, 2015
Sunday, March 22, 2015 5:00 PM Mechanicsburg Christian Fellowship Church
Sunday, March 22, 2015 from 3:00 PM-5:00 PM at Mechanicsburg Christian Fellowship Church
Ethelwyn M. “Sam” Lopez, 68, of Urbana, went to be with the Lord, Wednesday, March 18, 2015 in Mercy Memorial Hospital.
She was born December 4, 1946 in Philadelphia, PA the daughter of Peter and Ethelwyn (Whitmore) Atigan. She enjoyed cooking, writing, reading, music and travel. Sam is the published author of a novel and several short stories. She had a passion for reaching people by creating stories that would convey hope and empowerment. Sam also was ordained as a Reverend and spent time working to help families with relationship problems. She had a heart for counseling and helping to promote healthy relationships.
She is survived by her loving husband of 34 years, Sergio Augusto Lopez; daughters, Lisa Kimberly (Joseph) Freeman of Urbana, Jaime Jean Klein of Los Angeles, CA; sons, Mark David Stephen (Jessica) Lopez of Springfield, Brian Scott (Melissa) Lopez of Lewis Center; brothers, David (Susan) Smith of Spokane, WA, Mallory (Bonnie) Smith of Ft. St. John, British, Columbia; sisters, Hilary (Greg) Clow of Indianapolis, Meri (Doug) Witmer of Ft. St. John, British Columbia; and several nieces and nephews.
Sam is preceded in death by her parents and son, Jeremy Daniel Lopez
Funeral Services will be held at 5 pm on Sunday, March 22, 2015 at Mechanicsburg Christian Fellowship, 4401 Allison Road, Mechanicsburg, OH with Pastor James Britton officiating. The family will receive family and friends from 3-5 pm prior to the service. Memorial contributions may be made to RiverSong Church, 3660 Springfield-Jamestown Road, Springfield, OH 45502. Services are entrusted to SKILLMAN, MCDONALD & VERNON Funeral Home, Mechanicsburg, OH. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.vernonfh.com
To Mark and Family. So sorry for your loss. You are in my prayers. Dan.