CELINA - Marie A. Neff, age 75, of Celina, Ohio, and formerly of Greenville, Ohio, passed away at 2:30 a.m. Oct. 22, 2012, at The Garden At Celina Nursing Home.
Marie was born April 20, 1937, in Richmond, Ind., and the daughter of the late Lewis and Esther (Rhoades) Grote.
She was a homemaker and a member of the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary, Moose Lodge Ladies Auxiliary, and Eagles Lodge Ladies Auxiliary, all of Greenville. Marie was also an active volunteer with the Wayne Hospital Auxiliary and had been a member of the committee for Annie Oakley Days, serving as president.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Harold H. Neff, May 11, 1999. Also by numerous brothers and sisters.
Marie is survived by her son and daughter-in-law Steven Alan and Ruth Ann Neff of Perrysburg; daughter Connie Sue Clark of Celina; grandchildren Emily (Shaun) Koester, Kyle (Danielle) Thwaits and Kathryn Neff. Also great-grandchildren, Hannah Koester, Beau Koester and Danica Koester.
Funeral services are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio, with Pastor John Nunnally officiating. Burial will follow in the Abbottsville Cemetery.
The family will receive friends on Thursday from 5 until 8 p.m. at the funeral home. The American Legion Ladies Auxiliary will conduct a Lodge of Sorrow Service Thursday evening at 7:30 at the funeral home. It is the wishes of the family that memorial contributions be given to the Greenville American Legion Ladies Auxiliary or Hospice of Darke/Mercer County. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com