- Local Guide
Mary Lou Kinstle, 86, of Lima, died at 8:05 p.m. Friday, May 18, 2012, at her residence.
She was born Jan. 18, 1926, in Wapakoneta, the daughter of Gertrude P. Schneider and Clem Meier, who preceded her in death. On June 22, 1997, she married Donald F. Kinstle, who preceded her in death.
Surviving are six daughters, Marilyn (Jerry) Warren, of Lima, Karen (Mel) Southerly, of Elida, Sharon (Denny) Coleman, of Lima, Kathy (Bill) Johnson, of Perrysburg, Jaime (Bruce) Brenneke, of Woodburn, Ind., and Susie (Tim) Nocera, of Lima; 13 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and two brothers, George Meier, of Wapakoneta, and Bob (Jeannie) Meier, of Indian Lake.
She was preceded in death by two brothers, Jim Meier and Pete Meier.
She had worked at St. Ritaâ€™s Medical Center in Lima as a secretary at the information desk for 17 years before retiring in 2000. Previously she had worked as a licensed dispenser for Roy Miller Opticians. She was a member of St. Gerardâ€™s Catholic Church in Lima for more than 30 years. She was a member of the Central Association of Miraculous Medal and also was a lifetime member of the Ladiesâ€™ Auxiliary at the Wapakoneta VFW.
Services are at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Gerardâ€™s Catholic Church in Lima, with the Rev. Jim Szobonya officiating. Burial will follow at Gethsemani Cemetery Mausoleum in Lima.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Chiles-Laman Funeral Home-Shawnee Chapel.
Contributions may be given to the charity of the donorâ€™s choice.