- Local Guide
Rosemary Klosterman, 93, of Wapakoneta, died at 6:30 a.m. Monday, Feb. 25, 2013, at Auglaize Acres in Wapakoneta.
She was born March 22, 1919, in St. Marys, the daughter of Alice (Davis) and Isadore Roth, who preceded her in death. On Oct. 8, 1938, she married James L. Klosterman Sr., and he died March 11, 2011.
Surviving are five children, Barbara (James) Kwiecinski, of Lima, Patty (Mike) Kelley, of Wapakoneta, Linda Kuhn, of Lima, James L. Klosterman Jr., of Warren, Ind., and Kathy Metzger, of Wapakoneta; 11 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and a sister-in-law, Ilene Buck, of St. Marys.
She was preceded in death by a grandson, Thomas Kelley; two great-grandsons; two sisters, Betty Ahlers and Joan Morrow; and an infant brother, Raymond Roth.
A homemaker, Rosemary was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Wapakoneta. She was a graduate of St. Marys Memorial High School. Her hobbies included quilting, crocheting, gardening, and in her younger years, fishing.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Wapakoneta, with the Rev. Dan Hunt officiating. Burial is to follow at Gethsemane Cemetery in St. Marys.
The family will receive friends from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and from 9 to 10 a.m. Thursday at Bayliff & Eley Funeral Home, St. Rt. 501, Wapakoneta.
Memorial contributions may be directed to the Auglaize Acres Activity Fund.
Condolences may be expressed at bayliffandeleyfh.com.
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