Mary Lause

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DELPHOS — Mary M. Lause, 90, died at 6:25 a.m. April 22, 2014, at Van Crest Healthcare.

She was born June 28, 1923, in Delphos to Raymond and Margaret Stepleton Schwinnen. On Feb. 13, 1943, she married Ernest C. Lause, who died Dec. 24, 1978.

Mrs. Lause and Ernest owned and operated the Rustic for 20 years. A member of St. John Catholic Church, she enjoyed playing cards, crossword puzzles, crocheting, knitting and gardening.

Survivors include a son, Dennis (DeeAnn) Lause, of California; two daughters, Sandy Schimmoeller, of Delphos, and Lorrie (Michael) Metzger, of Delphos; and six grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by three sisters, Jeannette Hoel, Pauline Lause and Norma Miller.

A Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, Delphos. The Rev. David Reinhart will officiate. Burial will be in St. John Cemetery.

Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Monday at Harter & Schier Funeral Home, where a parish wake service will begin at 7:30 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to the or the Van Crest activities department.

Condolences may be expressed at

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Harter And Schier Funeral Home
209 W 3Rd St
Delphos, OH 45833
(419) 692-8055
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Published in The Lima News from Apr. 26 to Apr. 27, 2014
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