RUSSIA — Rita Marie Gaier, age 86 of 205 Elizabeth St. Russia, OH 45363 died 6:35 Am on Thursday, January 9, 2014 at Piqua Manor.
She was born March 1, 1927 to the late Frank & and the late Rosemary (Couchot) Barhorst.
She married Urban F. Gaier on June 30, 1948 in Newport, Ohio. He preceded her in death on February 12, 1993.
She is survived by children: Linda & Larry Guillozet, Russia, Karen & Larry Leffel, Troy, Barbara & Jay Morsey, Minster, Rick Gaier, Minster, Jan & Michael White, West Chester, Ohio, 18 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren and 2 step-great grandchildren, a brother, Ken & Dorothy Barhorst, Ft. Loramie, in-laws Norma Barhorst, Ft. Loramie, Mildred Sherman, Sidney, Mary & Merlin Bernard, Minster, Rita Ripploh, Minster, Ida M. Gaier, Minster, William Gaier, Beavercreek.
She was preceded in death by brothers Harold (Buddy) Barhorst & Lionel (Barney) Barhorst, in-laws Alberta & Basil Barga, Paul & Bernadette Gaier, Leo Sherman, Vernon & Marianne Gaier, Alfred (Butch) & Patricia Gaier, Norbert Ripploh & 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, January 13, 2014 at Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, Newport, Ohio with Fr. Steven Shoup celebrant. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Friends may call at the Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Russia from 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM on Sunday, January 12, 2014, and from 9:00 to 10:00 AM on Monday, January 13, 2014.
Condolences may be made at www.hogenkampfh.com.