PAULDING – Elizabeth A. “Liz” Ankney, age 81, passed away on Thursday, June 23, 2022 at Parkview Hospital Randallia, Fort Wayne, IN.

Liz was born on August 16, 1940 in Defiance County, OH to the late John and Anna (Klima) Meyer. On October 15, 1960, she married Larry Ankney and they were happily married for 34 years before Larry preceded her in death in 1994. Liz worked for 25 years plus in Avon sales. She was a member of Divine Mercy Catholic Parish, Paulding and was a member of the Totus Tuus Prayer Group.

Liz is survived by her sons: Donald (Linda) Ankney, Paulding, OH; Ronald Ankney, Paulding, OH; Randy (Wendy) Ankney, Cecil, OH; daughter, Sherry (Dan) Kaufman, Paulding, OH; daughter-in-law, Kelly Ankney, Paulding, OH; sisters: Helen (Louis) Simonis, Defiance, OH; Grace (Don) Wilhelm, Defiance, OH; sister-in-laws: Sherrell Meyer, Defiance, OH and Judy (Harry) Varner, Shreve, OH; nine grandchildren and nine great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

Liz is also preceded in death by her sons: Tony and John Ankney, brothers: Bernard, Charles, and Raymond Meyer; sisters: Regina Ruth Miller, Leona Baker, and Mary Deisler.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, June 28, 2022 at Divine Mercy Catholic Parish, Paulding with Father Austin Ammanniti officiating. Burial will be in St. Isidore Delaware Bend Catholic Church Cemetery, Sherwood, OH.

Visitation will be held from 2 p.m. – 8 p.m. on Monday, June 27, 2022 at Den Herder Funeral Home with a Rosary service at 7:30 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to masses or Greater Toledo Right to Life, Foundation for Life, 5726 Southwyck Blvd., Suite 120, Toledo, OH 43614.

Online condolences may be shared at www.denherderfh.com.