Rita Gaier

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RUSSIA — Rita Marie Gaier, age 86, of 205 Elizabeth St., Russia, died 6:35 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014, at Piqua Manor.

She was born March 1, 1927, to the late Frank and and the late Rosemary (Couchot) Barhorst. She married Urban F. Gaier on June 30, 1948, in Newport, Ohio. He preceded her in death on Feb. 12, 1993.

She is survived by children, Linda and Larry Guillozet, Russia, Karen and Larry Leffel, Troy, Barbara and Jay Morsey, Minster, Rick Gaier, Minster, Jan and Michael White, West Chester, Ohio; 18 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren and two stepgreat-grandchildren; a brother, Ken and Dorothy Barhorst, Fort Loramie; in-laws Norma Barhorst, Fort Loramie, Mildred Sherman, Sidney, Mary and Merlin Bernard, Minster, Rita Ripploh, Minster, Ida M. Gaier, Minster, William Gaier, Beavercreek.

She was preceded in death by brothers Harold (Buddy) Barhorst and Lionel (Barney) Barhorst, in-laws Alberta and Basil Barga, Paul and Bernadette Gaier, Leo Sherman, Vernon and Marianne Gaier, Alfred (Butch) and Patricia Gaier, Norbert Ripploh and Jane Gaier.

She was a member of Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, the ladies sodality of the church & Minster F.O.E. 1391.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 Monday, Jan. 13, 2014, at Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, Newport, Ohio with the Rev. Steven Shoup celebrant. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Friends may call at the Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Russia from 1 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014, and from 9 to 10 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 13, 2014.

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Hogenkamp Funeral Home - Russia
555 S. Liberty St.
Russia, OH 45363
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Published in Sidney Daily News from Jan. 9 to Jan. 10, 2014