Bertha M. Huffman
PIQUA: Bertha M. Huffman, age 78, of Piqua went to be with the Lord at 11:55 PM on January 10, 2013 at her residence. She was born in Defiance, OH on July 21, 1934 to the late Leroy and Mildred (Rauth) Jacob. On May 7, 1955 at St. Mary Catholic Church, Piqua, she married Dion E. Huffman. He survives.
Bertha is also survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Steve and Doris Huffman, Xenia, OH and Dean and Donna Huffman, Marion, OH; two daughters and sons-in-law, Yvonne and Doug Ditmer and Brenda and Darrin Payne, all of Piqua; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Bernard and Nancy Jacob, Piqua and Dick and Ruthie Jacob, Kettering; one sister, Midge Spettel, Greenville; nine grandchildren Nathan (Bethany) Huffman, Beavercreek, OH, Jared (Chelsea) Huffman, Xenia, Oh, Sean Huffman, Xenia, Oh, Justin (Tara) Huffman, Columbus, OH, Grant Huffman, Marion, OH, Brittany (Shane) Hayslett, Troy, Lindsey (Seth) Stockmeister, Jackson, OH, Derek (Monica) Ditmer, Sidney, OH and Nikki Payne, Piqua, OH; three step -grandsons, Jon (Maria) Callaway, Rick (Lynn) Callaway and Rob (Kristina) Callaway; and nine great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one brother, Peter Jacob; one sister, Mary Agnes Jacob; and one daughter-in-law: Cheryl Huffman.
Bertha graduated from Piqua Catholic High School, Piqua in 1952. She was a member of St. Boniface Catholic Church, Piqua. Bertha loved to travel with her husband, Dion. They visited 49 of the 50 states as well as Canada and Mexico. She loved to read, sew and be with her family. Bertha retired from Medalist Industries, where she was an Asst. Production Manager, in 1988. She worked part-time at Piqua High School, Piqua from 1990 - 1996.
Mass of Christian Burial will be at 12:30 PM at St. Boniface Catholic Church, Piqua, OH on Tuesday, January 15, 2013 with Rev. Fr. Thomas Bolte as Celebrant. Burial will follow in Forest Hill Cemetery, Piqua, OH. Friends may call from 10:00 AM -12:00 Noon at Melcher-Sowers Funeral Home, Piqua, OH.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or St. Boniface Catholic Church, 310 South Downing Street, Piqua, OH 45356. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.melcher-sowers.com