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Mary Elizabeth (Thies) KROGER Obituary

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KROGER, Mary Elizabeth (nee Thies) Age 92, passed away peacefully on Friday, October 26th, at Brookdale Community in Englewood, Ohio, where she had resided for nearly five years. She was born November 9, 1919, in Dayton, Ohio, to Walter and Margaret (Lachey) Thies. She was a graduate of Fairview High School and Miami Jacobs College. She retired from the Dayton Board of Education where she had worked for many years. She is survived by one daughter, Theresa Stang and husband Mike; 2 sons, Karl and wife Vicki, and Paul and wife Tanya; nine grandchildren, Cathy Stang, Debi (Jim) Davis, Tom Stang, Bill (Anne) Kroger, Elizabeth (Jason) Stammen, Charlie (Linda) Kroger, Philip, John and Mark Kroger; 5 great-grandchildren, Natalie Kroger, Kasey, Henry and Nicholas Stammen, and Austin Davis; three sisters-in-law, Clara (Jim) Thies, Sr. Laurita (Ruth) Kroger, and Mary (Balke) Kroger. She was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, William Henry in 2005; brothers, Jack and Jim Thies. Mary was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother and will be greatly missed by all. She will be remembered for her kindness, compassion, helpful and caring spirit and her love of nature. Mary wanted the phrase, "I tried," to describe her efforts while on this earth-this does not begin to do justice to all she accomplished in her lifetime. She was a living example of unselfishness and how to lead a life of service to her faith, family, neighborhood, and community. She shall be welcomed in to heaven with a resounding, "Life well lived!" Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Wednesday, October 31, at 10:00 am with visitation one hour before the mass at Our Lady of Mercy Church, 220 West Siebenthaler Avenue, Dayton. In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to Our Lady of Mercy Church where she was a lifetime member or Hospice of Dayton.

Published in Dayton Daily News on Oct. 28, 2012
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