Elsie A. Maurer

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SIDNEY — Elsie A. Maurer, age 96, of Sidney, formerly of Anna, died on Wednesday, April 26, 2017, at 4:20 p.m. at the Ohio Living Dorothy Love of Sidney.

She was born on Dec. 7, 1920 in Tecumseh, Nebraska, to the late Edward and Emma (Oellerman) Johns. On April 20, 1941, she married Edward F. Maurer in Kettlersville, and he died on Jan. 30, 2006.

She is survived by her four children and their spouses, Dale (Naomi) Maurer, of Anna, Judy (Dave) Wilber, of Huron, Jerry (Ginny) Maurer, of Kettlersville, and Carol (Randy) Wentz, of Kettlersville. Also surviving are her 12 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, and one great-great grandchild on the way.

Along with her husband and her parents, Elsie was preceded in death by a brother, Herold Johns.

Elsie was a long-time member of Immanuel Church, in Kettlersville, where she was active in the Women's Guild, and helped to prepare meals for various church functions over the years. She had been a housekeeper when she moved to this area in 1937, which was how she met her husband Edward. She was a school cook at Kettlersville School for many years, and was a hard working partner on the family farm. As a homemaker, she was known for her great cooking. She had a passion for music, and could often be found sewing, knitting, crocheting, or reading. She loved animals, was a member of the Shelby County Holstein Association, and liked to go fishing with her husband.

Funeral Services to honor her life will be held on Tuesday, May 2, 2017, at 10 a.m. at the Immanuel Church in Kettlersville, with Pastor Ed Rinehart officiating. Interment will follow in the Schwaberow Cemetery near Kettlersville.

Calling Hours will be held on Monday, May 1, 2017, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Gilberg-Hartwig Funeral Home in New Bremen, and one hour prior to the services at the church on Tuesday.

Memorial contributions in memory of Elsie can be made to the Immanuel Church Memorial Fund, or to Ohio's Hospice of Miami County.

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Published in Sidney Daily News from Apr. 28 to Apr. 29, 2017
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