Theresa M. Case, 80

Theresa M. Case, 80, formerly of Auglaize County Road 33A in St. Marys, died at 12:10 a.m. Sunday, July 27, 2014, in the emergency department of Joint Township District Memorial Hospital.

She was born on Nov. 23, 1933, in Auglaize County, to Louis and Elizabeth (Yahl) Dietz.

On Aug. 22, 1953, at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in St. Marys, she married William M. Case, who died on Sept. 17, 2000.

Survivors include three daughters, Linda (Randall) Hoying  of St. Henry; Diane (John) Moore  of Cincinnati; and Susan (Donald) Gossman  of Corydon, Ind.; a son, William (Vera) Case  of St. Marys; four grandchildren, Ann Siefring; Brian Hoying; Christopher Hoying and Catherine Moore; six great-grandchildren, Owen Siefring; Oliver Siefring; Abraham Siefring; Isaac Siefring; Charles Siefring and Benjamin Hoying; three brothers, Leonard (Velma) Dietz  of St. Marys; Herman (Eileen) Dietz  of St. Marys and Lawrence (Karen) Dietz  of Wapakoneta; a half-brother, Allen (Connie) Dietz  of Celina and a sister, Ann Marie (Donald) Steinke  of St. Marys.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, a daughter, Carol Case, a brother, Leo (Mary) Dietz and two sisters, Margaret (Victor) Overman and Blanche (Roman) Poeppelman.

She was a graduate of St. Marys Memorial High School, Class of 1951.

A homemaker, she also had been employed  at Montgomery Ward County Home Banking Company, and Paris Cleaners (all in St. Marys), and by the Auglaize County Board of MRDD in New Bremen. A talented seamstress, she performed alterations for others through the years.

She was an active member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church and its altar-rosary sodality, Holy Rosary Craft Club, Guiding Hands OCCL, NAIM of Northwestern Ohio, American Legion Post 323 auxiliary and After Five group at Otterbein – St. Marys.

Theresa’s family wishes to express their sincere gratitude to the staff of Otterbein – St. Marys for the excellent care and companionship she experienced while residing at their facility.

A Mass of Christian Burial is scheduled to begin at 11 a.m. Thursday at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, the Rev. Barry Stechschulte officiant.

Burial will follow at Gethsemane Cemetery in St. Marys.

Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday and from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Miller – Long and Folk Funeral Home, 314 W. High St. Chapel in St. Marys.

A prayer service will be conducted at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be directed to either to the Holy Rosary Catholic Church Capital Improvements Fund or to the Alzheimer’s Association.

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