Hilda Marie (Priest) KIRSCH

News Death Notice

KIRSCH, Hilda Marie (Priest) age 90 died at Oak Creek Terrace, in Kettering on June 12, 2014. She was born the daughter of Grover Cleveland & Margaret (Chamberlain) Priest on June 8, 1924 in Franklin Ohio. Hilda is preceded in death by her loving husband of 44 years Robert J. Kirsch, her father Grover Cleveland Priest and mother Margaret (Chamberlain), brothers Everett and Harold (and his wife Imogene), sisters Edith Chenweth (and her husband Miles), Helen Shotwell (and her husband Robert), Irene Jones (and her husband Charles), brother - in - law Charles Kirsch, sister - in - law Marjorie Lantzy (and brother - in - law Carl), sister - in - law Jean Holtz, infant great-grandson Paul Michael Schroyer. She is survived by her four sons whom she reminded everyone of how much she loved them - Robert S. (Peggy) of Dixon, Mo; John W. (Judy) of Washington Township, OH; Thomas E. (Wendi) of Fairborn, OH; and Michael J. (Bonnie) of Nashport, OH. 12 grandchildren Benjamin (Tammy), Andrew (Danielle), David (Brandi), Lauren (Andrew) Watson - Cowen, James, Kevin, Matthew (Rachel) Katherine (Adam) Schroyer, Amy (Josh) O'Reilly, Angie (Chris) Harris, Michael (Katelyn) and Amanda (Andrew) Harper. 17 great - grandchildren Haley, Jordan, Noah, Madalynn, Jazmine, Isabella, Michael, Logan, Zachary, Marian, Simon, Therese, Jack, Baby Schroyer, Cody, Aiden, and Regan. Sister - in - laws - Leona Priest of Franklin, OH; Joan (Kirsch) Giffing of Ebensburg PA; brother - in - law William Holtz of Hastings, PA; and numerous nieces, nephews, and their families. Hilda was a graduate of Franklin High School Class of 1942, where she played the clarinet in the band. While in high school she was recruited to work at the base. She loved working at the base thus the two stints before / after raising her children. She was employed at WPAFB - July, 1942 September, 1950 and May, 1984 to December, 1989. She also worked in the Mary, Help of Christians cafeteria from 1964 -1983. Later she worked at the Fairborn Department Store from 1995 - 1997, and then at Lazarus/Macys from 1998 - 2002. Hilda was a faithful member of the Mary, Help of Christians Catholic Church for 65 years. She was a past member of - Marion Circle no. 911 Daughters of Isabella, Altar Rosary Society, Church Festival Committee, among many others. She immensely enjoyed the company of her husband, children, their wives, their children and her many relatives and friends. Mom loved to play bingo and card games like bridge, be involved with charitable and church groups and pursued activities that allowed her to be with her family and friends. Mom was a passionate person who lived life to the fullest. Friends may call on Monday, June 16, 2014 9AM to 11AM at Mary, Help of Christians Catholic Church, 954 N. Maple Ave. Fairborn, Ohio. A mass of Christian burial will follow at 11AM. Interment will follow at Byron Cemetery. In lieu of flowers please provide a monetary gift to Hospice of Dayton. We are indebted to them for their compassionate care of our mother in her final weeks. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.BurchamJennings.com

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Published in Dayton Daily News on June 14, 2014