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Marie M. Arnett, 90, of Wapakoneta, died at 2:40 p.m. Sunday, March 11, 2012, at her residence surrounded by her family.
She was born on May 6, 1921, in Fryburg, the daughter of John and Mary (Reier) Roth, and they preceded her in death.
On Oct. 26, 1944, she married Frederick “Fritz” Arnett, and he preceded her in death on Jan. 17, 1992.
She is survived by two children, Don (Darlene) Arnett and Diane (Larry) Winner, both of Wapakoneta; a daughter-in-law, Angie Arnett of Wapakoneta; her grandchildren, Tracy (Andy) Haag, Lisa (Jon) Davis, Julie (Keith) Recknagel, Lance (Jaime) Arnett, Kelly (Scott) Miller, Brian (Lisa) Arnett, Scott (Allie) Arnett, Adam (Nicolette) Winner and Kara Winner; her great-grandchildren, Kaley, Ashley and Drew Haag, Brennon and Evan Davis, Nathan, Cameron and Kaleb Recknagel, Brady Arnett, Sydney and Cal Miller, Will Arnett, Leah and Gavin Arnett and Grady and Graham Winner; a sister, Helen Reiff of Lima.
She was preceded in death by a son, Tom Arnett; a granddaughter, Katie Winner; six brothers, Edwin, Bernard, Karl, Urban, William and Ferd Roth; two sisters, Rita Steinke and Lenora Hunt.
A homemaker, Marie worked at Westinghouse, Geren’s IGA, Marsh’s Food Store and Gerbers. She was very strong in her faith and very involved in her parish of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Wapakoneta.
She loved everyone and was a Eucharistic minister, visited the sick, was a member of the former Christian Mothers Sodality, the sewing ladies and was a regular in the Eucharistic Adoration Chapel. She received the St. Joseph Worker Award in 2002 and was a bingo and festival worker. She was always faithful in attending Mass and helping out with many parish activities. She was a member of the K of C Council 1272 Auxiliary and an honorary member of 4th Degree K of C Auxiliary. She worked on the Auglaize County Board of Elections and was a member of the Wapakoneta Senior Citizens.
She enjoyed traveling, playing cards and spending time with her many precious friends. Her faith, family and friends were her greatest treasures.
A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Wapakoneta, with the Rev. Patrick Sloneker officiating. Burial is to follow in the St. Joseph Cemetery in Wapakoneta.
The family will receive friends from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Bayliff & Eley Funeral Home, State Route 501, Wapakoneta.
Memorial contributions may be directed to St. Joseph Catholic Church or to St. Rita’s Hospice.
Condolences maybe expressed at BayliffAndEleyfh.com.