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Mary Granger

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NEW BREMEN — Mary Jo (Schmitmeyer) Granger, age 66, of New Bremen, passed away Feb. 17, 2017, at her residence in New Bremen with her family at her side.

Born Nov. 24, 1950, in Coldwater, she was the daughter of the late Henry and Thelma (Bohman) Schmitmeyer, who both preceded her in death.

She graduated from Minster High School in 1968.

She is survived by children, Jess and Darrel Reese, of Joliet, Illinois, and Burke and AmyJo Granger, of New Albany Ohio; grandchildren, Orion Reese, Ben Vocke and Bram Granger; sisters Judy Frericks, and Sue and Mark Bornhorst, of Minster, Ohio; brothers, Ron and Irm Schmitmeyer, of New Bremen, Ohio, Dale and Sandy Schmitmeyer, and Dave and Marge Schmitmeyer, of Minster, Ohio; and 12 nieces and nephews.

She earned her Bachelors of Business Education degree from Bowling Green University in 1972 and her Masters of Counseling degree from Wright State University in 1980. Mary Jo assisted countless adults achieve their career goals at Upper Valley JVS, Piqua, where she served as a Career Counselor for over 30 years. Mary Jo enjoyed playing Trivial Pursuit with her children, listening to Elton John, Bruce Springsteen, and Bob Segar, playing cards, supporting the Browns, traveling to the Caribbean with her family, and rejoicing in her grandchildren.

The bereaved family held a private celebration of life.


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Published in Sidney Daily News from Feb. 22 to Feb. 23, 2017