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Charles Gary Kitchen, 68, of 16244 Ohio 66 North in rural St. Marys, died on Friday, May 4, 2012, at his residence.
He was born on April 24, 1944, in Lawrence County, Ky., to Milton G. Kitchen and Lydia Newsome, and they preceded him in death.
On March 28, 1964, in Olive Hill, Ky., he married Colista Middleton, and she preceded him in death on Feb. 12.
He is survived by three daughters, Penny (Don Hubbard) Ashley of Wyandotte, Mich., Roberta Kitchen of Wapakoneta and Leslie (Kenneth Westerbeck) Kitchen of St. Marys; a son, Garrett Stacy (Ann) Kitchen of St. Marys; eight grandchildren, Lorynn Riley, Michael Deitsch, Jerrett Dorsten, Jacob Ashley, Wesley Kitchen, Gary Dorsten, Austin Deitsch and Clystia Coil; four brothers, Jeff (Gayle) Mabry of Melrose, Fla., Robert (Tammy) Mabry of St. Marys, Joe (Jamie) Mabry of St. Marys and Aaron “Bud” Spillman of Winchester, Ky.; a sister, Judy (Sherman) Henderson of St. Marys; three sisters-in-law, Trish Mabry, Linda Mabry and Patty Mabry, all of St. Marys.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Berkley “Cubby” Mabry and Odus Mabry.
He was a retired production temployee from the St. Marys Foundry Co.
His favorite pastimes included hunting, fishing and tending his vegetable garden. He was a devoted and loving family man. He was affectionately referred to as “Papa Kitchen” or “Uncle Gary” by those who knew him.
Rites are scheduled for 11 a.m. Friday at Miller Funeral Home, 1605 Celina Road (Ohio 703 West Chapel), St. Marys, with the Rev. Bill Maki officiating.
Visitation will be held from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be directed to the Cancer Association of Auglaize Co. or to the American Heart Association.
Online condolences may be expressed via MillerFuneralHomes.net.