Edith Maurer

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ST. MARYS — Edith S. Maurer, 90, formerly of New Knoxville, died 12:15 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2016, at Otterbein St. Marys Retirement Community.

She was born Feb. 14, 1926, in Shelby County, Ohio, the daughter of Gustave G. and Selma S. (Schrolucke) Schroer. She married Richard F. Maurer on Sept. 26, 1947, and he preceded her in death on May 25, 1963.

She is survived by her sons, Don (Sara) Maurer, of New Knoxville, and Paul (Shirley) Maurer, of New Knoxville; and by her daughter, Rita (Don) Schmidt, of Findlay, Ohio.

She is survived by her sisters, Irene Thompson, of Piqua, and Lois (Gerhard) Paulat of St. Paul, Minnesota.

She is survived by seven grandsons, including Rich (Trish) Maurer, Scott (Bobbi) Maurer, Jason Maurer, Tim (Terri) Maurer, Joe Maurer, Mark (Ann) Schmidt and Chris (Maggie) Schmidt; by her granddaughter, Faith (Travis) Gingerich, as well as 18 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by two stepgranddaughters, Lori Froning and Aimee (Ron) Wicker; by three stepgreat-granddaughters and by one stepgreat-great-granddaughter.

Edith graduated from New Knoxville High School in 1944, from Lima Memorial School of Nursing in 1947 and received her Bachelor's degree from St. Joseph's College of Maine in 1983.

Edith worked as a registered nurse at Barberton Citizen's Hospital, and then worked at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital in St. Marys for 33 years, the last 15 years of which she was Director of Nursing Services, retiring in 1986.

She was a lifelong member of the First Church of New Knoxville.

In retirement, Edith became actively involved with community affairs, traveled and was dedicated to her family. Her commitments included being a church deacon; a member of the Women's Guild and fulfilled various other roles with the church. In the community she was a New Knoxville Councilwoman; an officer of the New Knoxville Historical Society; and a Garden Club member. Also, Edith was a longtime member of the Auglaize County Council on Aging; a past president of the Auglaize County PERI; a member of the JTDMH Foundations Board; a past president of Hospital Guild 23; and secretary of the JTDMH Auxiliary.

Funeral rites will be held 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 20, 2016, at the First Church of New Knoxville, the Rev. Joel Bucklin, officiant. Burial will follow at Pilger Ruhe Cemetery, New Knoxville.

Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Miller Funeral Home, 1605 Celina Road, St. Marys, where memorial gifts may be given to either Grand Lake Hospice or the Cancer Association of Auglaize County.

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Published in Sidney Daily News from Aug. 16 to Aug. 17, 2016