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Mary Kathryn Howe, 92, of Wapakoneta, died at 6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013, at Cridersville Healthcare Center.
She was born Feb. 23, 1920, in Wapakoneta, the daughter of Marie (Emerick) and Clarence Weber. On March 1, 1944, she married Frederick W. Howe, and he died Jan. 15, 2013.
Surviving are a daughter, Ann (Michael) Loy, of Botkins; a son, Dan Howe, of Wapakoneta; a grandson, Ryan (Krystal) Loy, of Wapakoneta; and two great â€“grandchildren, Madison Loy, of Wapakoneta, and Noah Loy, of Wapakoneta.
She was preceded in death by two brothers, Donald and Paul Weber; and a sister, Clara Ott.
Mary was a graduate of Blume High School. During the years of W.W. II, she worked for N.C.R. in Dayton. Later she was employed at Centennial School in Wapakoneta in the schoolâ€™s cafeteria, and she retired in 1982 from the Bohrer and Moore Meat Packing Co. after 18 years of employment. She was a member of St. Paul United Church of Christ in Wapakoneta, where she had taught Sunday school for several years. She enjoyed working in her yard and vegetable garden as well as cooking.
Services are at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Bayliff & Eley Funeral Home, St. Rt. 501, Wapakoneta, with the Rev. Jeff Davis officiating. Burial will follow in the Greenlawn Cemetery in Wapakoneta.
There will be no visitation.
In lieu of flowers, contributions be made to St. Paul United Church of Christ.
Condolences may be expressed at bayliffandeleyufh.com.