Judy Mescher

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MARIA STEIN - Judy Mescher, age 71, of Maria Stein, Ohio, died Jan. 11, 2013, at St. Rita's Medical Center, Lima.

She was born Oct. 19, 1941, in St. Sebastian, Ohio, to the late Clem and Marie (Sutter) Froning.

She married Urban Mescher on Feb. 16, 1963, in St. Sebastian Church. He survives in Maria Stein. She is also survived by children, Gary and Mary Mescher, Maria Stein, Lisa and John Gossett, Beavercreek, Dave and Beth Mescher, Maria Stein, Pat and Linda Mescher, Bellbrook, Debbie and Jeff Wenning, Maria Stein, Todd and Melissa Mescher, Yorkshire, Terry and Brenda Mescher, Cassella; 26 grandchildren; brothers and sisters, Sister Patricia Froning, Virginia Stephenson, Margie and Jim Goecke, Indianapolis, Ind., John and Bev Froning, Lake City, Tenn., Katie Scholes, Freemont, N.H., Cindy and Nick Rammel, Montezuma; in-laws, Jim Brown, Tiffin, Eugene and Eileen Mescher, Yorkshire, Luedna Gelhaus, Rossburg, Marilyn and Jim Werling, Burkettsville.

She was preceded in death by sister Joan Brown, infant brother Clement, brothers-in-law Bill Scholes and Eugene Gelhaus.

She was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 Tuesday at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church with Rev. Gene Schnipke celebrant. Burial will be in St. John Cemetery.

Friends may call at the Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Coldwater, from 2 to 8 p.m. on Monday and from 9 to 10 a.m. on Tuesday. Memorials may be made to the Cancer Association of Mercer County. Condolences may be made at

Published in The Daily Advocate on Jan. 13, 2013