Ruth Maurer (1930 - 2016)

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BOTKINS — Ruth E. Maurer, 85, of Botkins, died at 12:10 a.m., Friday, April 29, 2016, at the Auglaize Acres.

She was born Oct. 2, 1930, in Miami County, the daughter of Elmer and Blanche (Bodey) Vorpe Sr., who preceded her in death. On Dec. 12, 1948, she married John W. "Bud" Maurer, and he preceded her in death on Dec. 23, 2002.

Survivors include three sons, Randy (Marilyn) Maurer, of Botkins, Rodney (Jackie) Maurer, of Botkins, and Roger (Rita) Maurer, of Clover, South Carolina; seven grandchildren, Stacy (Lew) Goodman, David (Kelly) Maurer, Michael (Jamie) Maurer, Matthew (Brandy) Maurer, John (Jennifer) Maurer and Mindy (Tyler) Grieves; 18 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; three sisters, Harriet Stevenson, of Valparaiso, Indiana, Carol Persinger, of Rosewood, and Jeanne Gibson, of Lakeland, Florida; brother-in-law and sisters-in-law, Ron Rice, Dorothy Vorpe, Oma Vorpe and Barbara Vorpe.

She was preceded in death by a grandson, Scott Maurer; four brothers, Elmer Jr., George, Stanley and Carl Vorpe; and a sister, Kathleen Rice.

A homemaker, Ruth worked at Botkins Feed and Grain Co. for more than 30 years. She was a member of the Botkins United Methodist Church. Her hobbies included playing cards and camping.

Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, May 4, 2016, in the Bayliff & Eley Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 1102 Lincoln Ave. (state Route 501), Wapakoneta, Pastor Randy Locker officiating. Burial will follow in the New Loramie Valley Cemetery, Botkins.

The family will receive friends from 4 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, at the funeral home. Memorials may be directed to the Activities Fund at Auglaize Acres or the Botkins United Methodist Church. Condolences may be expressed at

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Wapakoneta, OH 45895
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Published in Sidney Daily News from Apr. 29 to Apr. 30, 2016