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Dorothy E. (Hemmert) Frantz, 95, 305 Westview Drive, Piqua, died at 3:10 pm Sunday, Sept. 25, 2011, at her residence.
She was born in Fryburg on April 26, 1916, to the late Elizabeth (Gerstner) and John N. Gutmann. Dorothy lived in St. Maryâ€™s and moved to Piqua following her marriage in 1937 to Clifford A. Hemmert, who preceded her in death in 1951. She then moved to Sidney in 1962 when she married Louis Frantz, who preceded her in death in 2004.
Survivors include two daughters, Mary (Joseph) Teach, of Piqua, and Donna (Jim) Schlegel, of Defiance; a son, James F. (Linda) Hemmert, of Piqua; stepdaughters, Jane (Bill) Hunter, of Columbia, Mo., Donna (Randy) Hutto, of Helena, Ala., Betty Gustin, of Crossville, Tenn., and Nancy Sirch of Bradford; 27 grandchildren; and 28 great-grandchildren; and two great great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by three brothers, William, Harmon and Gilbert Gutmann; and three sisters, Norma, Laurena and Viola Gutmann.
Mrs. Frantz graduated from Blume High School of Wapakoneta, worked at St. Mary Woolen Mill for four years before working at the J. W. Brown Store in Piqua for 12 years, then 10 years at Kaizerâ€™s Shoe Store (Ron & Nitaâ€™s) in Sidney.
She had been a member of Holy Angels Catholic Church in Sidney and currently is a member of
St. Maryâ€™s Catholic Church of Piqua and was active in both of their Altar Societyâ€™s and the Daughterâ€™s of Isabella.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Mary Catholic Church with the Rev. Fr. Thomas J. Grilliot as the Celebrant. Burial will follow at Forest Hill Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Jamieson & Yannucci Funeral Home where a prayer service will be conducted at 5 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Maryâ€™s Church Building Fund, 525 Broadway, Piqua, OH 45356. Condolences to the family may also be expressed through jamiesonandyannucci.com.
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