Eileen M. Stienecker, 88, formerly of 1506 Neil Ave. in St. Marys, died at 9:30 p.m. Saturday, March 23, 2013, at Auglaize Acres Nursing Home in Wapakoneta.
She was born on Oct. 10, 1924, in St. Marys, to Guy and Genevieve (Meyers) Hussey.
On Dec. 29, 1945, in St. Marys, she married Merlin H. Stienecker, who died on July 5, 1996.
Survivors include a son, Stanley Stienecker of St. Marys; a daughter, Kathleen (Larry) Rhodes of Celina; nine grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; a brother, Ralph Hussey of St. Marys; a sister, Marilyn (Bernard) Schroer of St. Marys; and a brother, Harold (Betty) Hussey of St. Marys.
She was preceded in death by parents Guy and Genevieve Hussey; husband Merlin Stienecker; great-grandson Blake Jeffries; daughter-in-law Carol Stienecker.
She was a homemaker and worked as a sales representative for Avon Corp. and Stanley Home Products.
She was a member of St. Paul's United Church of Christ and its Women's Guild, American Legion Post #323 auxiliary, Eagles Lodge Aerie #767 auxiliary and Fort Barbee Chapter of Disabled American Veterans auxiliary, all in St. Marys.
Rites are scheduled to begin 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Miller Funeral Home, 1605 Celina Road (Ohio 703 West Chapel) in St. Marys, the Rev. Dr. Ed Bray, officiating.
Burial will follow at Resthaven Memory Gardens, near Moulton.
Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home on Ohio 703 West.
Online condolences may be expressed via MillerFuneralHomes.net.