Marian C. Kentner, 97

Marian C. Kentner, 97, of Wapakoneta, died at 8:20 p.m. Friday, May 11, 2012, at Wapakoneta Manor.

She was born on April 5, 1915, in Moulton Township, the daughter of Grover and Henrietta (Rohrbacher) Lynch, and they preceded her in death.  

On March 5, 1938, she married Cletus V. Kentner, and he preceded her in death on Jan. 9, 1961.

She is survived by six children, Joann (Larry) Jauert of San Diego, Calif., Ruth Doering of Wapakoneta, Barbara (Max) Place of Wapakoneta, Yvonne Ruese of Winchester, Va., Dean (Donna) Kentner of Wapakoneta and Joyce (Mike) Schlenker of Wapakoneta; a son-in-law, James Sawmiller of Wapakoneta; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Jane Sawmiller; an infant son; two sons-in-law, Ned Doering and Mike Ruese; seven siblings, Theodore, Raymond and Emil Lynch, Winona Mees, Louetta Katterhenry, Berdella Kentner and Catherine Lynch.

Marian retired in 1979 after 17 years of service as a cook at Buckland School. She was a member of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Moulton and a 1932 graduate of Blume High School.

An avid quilter, she also was an accomplished pie baker.  

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Moulton, with the Rev. Joy Miller officiating. Burial will follow in the Loramie Valley Cemetery in Botkins.

The family will receive friends from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Bayliff & Eley Funeral Home, Ohio 501, Wapakoneta, and one hour before the service Wednesday at the church.  

Memorial contributions may be directed to Grand Lake Hospice.  

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