Anna Marie Kies

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BOTKINS - Anna Marie Kies, 106, of Botkins, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012, at 1:56 a.m. at Fair Haven Shelby County Home, Sidney.
She was born on Oct. 17, 1906, in Peoria, the daughter of the late Fred and Lydia (Hatfield) Opphile. She married Clarence H. Kies, who preceded in death on Jan. 8, 1999.
She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. John (Ruth) Eick, of Dellroy, and Eileen Kies, of Botkins; five sons, Arthur Kies and wife, Pauline, of Piqua, Raymond Kies and wife, Linda, Harold Kies and wife, Mary, and Norman Kies and wife, Deloris, all of Sidney, and Richard Kies and wife, Shirley, of Anna; 21 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren, and 13 great-great-grandchildren. Preceding her in death were five brothers and sisters.
Graveside services will be held Friday, Dec. 14, 2012, at 2 p.m. at Glen Cemetery in Port Jefferson with the Rev. Tim Bartee officiating. There will be no public visitation prior to the graveside services.
All arrangements are in the care of Cromes Funeral Home, 302 S. Main Ave., Sidney.
Condolences may be expressed to the Kies family at the website,

Published in Sidney Daily News on Dec. 12, 2012