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Loretta S. Westerheide, 78, of Mount Vernon, died at her home on Dec. 15, 2012, in Mount Vernon.
She was born in Carthegena on April 22, 1934, to the late Adolph and Theresa (Wuebker) Severt. Loretta was a 1952 graduate of Memorial High School in St. Marys.
She met and married Robert L. Westerheide on June 25, 1960.
Loretta is survived by her seven children, Ronald (Jennifer) Westerheide, Michael (Shari) Westerheide, Edward (Jennifer) Westerheide, Linda (Mark) Musgrave, Kenneth (Kristine) Westerheide, Sharon (Marcus) Mathieu and Betty Westerheide; 17 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; one brother; one sister.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 52 years, Robert L. Westerheide; and one son, James R. Westerheide.
The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home, 201 Newark Road, Mount Vernon, Ohio, 43050.
A Rosary Service will follow the calling hours at the funeral home.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at noon on Wednesday at St. Vincent de Paul Church, 303 E. High Street, Mount Vernon, the Rev. Father Mark J. Hammond, officiating.
Burial will follow at Mount Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Mount Vernon.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Vincent de Paul Church, 303 East High St., Mount Vernon, Ohio, 43050.
Visit SnyderFuneralHomes.com to express private condolences to the family.