Shirley Ann (Schwieterman) Mertz, 78, passed away at 10:50 a.m. Monday, Feb. 25, 2013, at home surrounded by her family.
She was born on Dec. 28, 1934, to the late Charles and Hilda (Marx) Schwieterman.
She married William A. Mertz on June 23, 1954. They had nine children.
She was preceded in death by a son, William B. Mertz.
She is survived by her husband, William Mertz; and eight children, Kathleen (Bing) Schmidt of Celina, Susan (Dean) Leffler of California, Deborah (Jeff) Whetstone of Wapakoneta, Lisa Curles of Georgia, Nancy (Alan) Roman of Missouri, Michael (Jackie) Mertz of Celina, Mary (Timothy) McFadden of California and Charles (Carol) Mertz of Celina.
She was also blessed with 24 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. She is also survived by two sisters; three brothers.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Celina, the Rev. Kenneth G. Alt C.PP.S., officiating.
Burial will follow in St. Marys Catholic Cemetery in Celina.
Friends may call from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and before 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the Lehman-Hogenkamp-Dzendzel Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Community Health Professionals of Celina, 816 Pro Dr. in Celina.
Condolences may be left at LHDFuneralHome.com.