Theresa M. Case, 80

Theresa M. Case, 80, formerly of Auglaize Co. Road 33-A in St. Marys, died at 12:10 a.m. on Sunday, July 27, 2014, in the emergency department of JTDM Hospital.

She was born Nov. 23, 1933, in Auglaize County, to Louis and Elizabeth (Yahl) Dietz.

On Aug. 22, 1953, at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in St. Marys, she married William M. Case, who died Sept. 17, 2000.     

Survivors include:  daughters, Linda (Randall) Hoying, of St. Henry, Diane (John) Moore, of Cincinnati, and Susan (Donald) Gossman, of Corydon, Ind.; son, William (Vera) Case, of St. Marys; four grandchildren, Ann Siefring, Brian Hoying, Christopher Hoying and Catherine Moore; six great-grandchildren, Owen Siefring, Oliver Siefring , Abraham Siefring, Isaac Siefring, Charles Siefring and Benjamin Hoying; brothers, Leonard (Velma) Dietz, of St. Marys, Herman (Eileen) Dietz, of St. Marys, and Lawrence (Karen) Dietz, of Wapakoneta; sister, Ann Marie (Donald) Steinke, of St. Marys; half-brother, Allen (Connie) Dietz, of Celina.

She was preceded in death by: parents, Louis and Elizabeth Dietz; husband, William Case; daughter, Carol Case; brother, Leo (Mary) Dietz; and sisters, Margaret (Victor) Overman and Blanche (Roman) Poeppelman.

She was a graduate of St. Marys Memorial High School (Class of 1951).

A homemaker, she also had been employed at Montgomery Ward Co., Home Banking Co. and Paris Cleaners (all in St. Marys), and by Auglaize Co. Board of MRDD in New Bremen. A talented seamstress, she performed alterations for others through the years.

She was an active member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church and its altar-rosary sodality, Holy Rosary Craft Club, Guiding Hands OCCL, NAIM of Northwestern Ohio, American Legion Post # 323 auxiliary and After Five group at Otterbein – St. Marys.

Theresa’s family wishes to express their sincere gratitude to the staff of Otterbein –St. Marys for the excellent care and companionship she experienced while residing at their facility.

Mass of Christian Burial is scheduled to begin at 11 a.m. on Thursday, July 31, 2014, at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, with the Rev. Barry Stechschulte as celebrant. Burial will follow at Gethsemane Cemetery in St. Marys.

Visitation will be held from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday and 9:30-10:30 a.m. Thursday at Miller – Long & Folk Funeral Home (314 W. High Street Chapel) in St. Marys. A prayer service will be conducted 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be directed to either Holy Rosary Catholic Church (Capital Improvements Fund) or Alzheimer’s Association. 

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