Fern Marie Waits, 71, of Lancaster, passed away on Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015, at her residence.
She was born on April 25, 1944, in Pickaway County, to the late Charles C. and Ida E. (Acord) Manson.
Fern was a member of the Sixth Avenue United Methodist Church and the Olivedale Senior Citizens. She loved spending time with her grandchildren, baking, camping with her family, going mushroom hunting and visiting the Amish country.
Fern is survived by her daughter, Kimberly Sue (Ron) McCrady Jr.; grandchildren, Katelyn and Adam; son, William Jayson (Heather) Waits; grandchildren, Abby and Maddie; brother, Phil (Patty) Manson; sister-in-law, Patty Manson; several nieces and nephews; and many special friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 45 years, William "Bill" Waits; her parents; brother, Farrell Manson; and brother and sister-in-law, Joe and Opal Manson.
Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015, at the Sixth Avenue United Methodist Church, Lancaster, with Pastor Rick Jones and Pastor Phillip Manson officiating. Interment will follow in St. Mary Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015, at the Sheridan Funeral Home, Lancaster.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Meals on Wheels.