Mary Louise Stienecker, 77

Mary Louise Stienecker, 77, of 705 Oil St., St. Marys, died at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 17, 2012, at St. Marys Living Center.

She was born on Oct. 6, 1934, in St. Marys, to Willard H. and Vivian C. (Fischer) Stienecker, and they preceded her in death.

She is survived by two sisters, Margaret (Jerry) Baucher of Celina and Karen (Robert) Wisenborn of Celina; a sister-in-law, Norma Jean Stienecker of Montezuma.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Willard Stienecker.

She was a 1952 graduate of St. Marys Memorial High School and a 1956 graduate of St. Rita’s School of Nursing in Lima.

She was a registered nurse, having worked at the VA Hospital in Dayton and at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital in St. Marys.

She had also been employed as an office nurse for Dr. George McIlroy in Celina. In addition, she worked at the Totalcare Nursing Home in Celina and retired from the Wapak Manor Nursing Home.

She was a member of St. Paul’s United Church of Christ in St. Marys. She served as chairperson for the zoning board of appeals in St. Marys.

Her favorite pastimes included reading and photography.

Rites are scheduled for 11 a.m. Thursday at Miller Funeral Home, 1605 Celina Road (Ohio 703 West Chapel), St. Marys, with the Rev. Ed Bray officiating. Burial will follow at Elm Grove Cemetery in St. Marys.

Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the Mary Louise Stienecker Nursing Scholarship.

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