Josephine Melvina Cheney, 85, died Feb. 9, 2016, at St. Rita's Medical Center, Lima. Josephine was born Aug. 7, 1930 in Beaverdam to the late Thomas and Gertrude (Meeks) White. In December 1946, she married Earl K. Cheney Sr. who preceded her in death in July 2001.
Josephine had worked in the laundry department at Richland Manor. She had also worked at ExCello-Airfoil Textron and Triplett Corp., both of Bluffton. She attended Rockport United Methodist Church.