Tuesday, January 31st, 2023
Edith Klingler
Edith M. Klingler, 80, of Celina, Ohio, passed away on Sunday, January 29, 2023 at Vancrest in St. Marys surrounded by her loving family.
She was born July 16, 1942 in Titus County, Texas to the late Alvie and Edith B. (Smith) Lilly. On September 17, 1961 she married Dennis Klingler and he survives at the residence in St. Marys.
Other survivors include two daughters, Tina (Tim) Frayer, Fort Wayne, Indiana and Amy Klingler, New Bremen; eight grandchildren, Andrew, David, Tristan, Devan, Cierra, Derek, Dillon and Kyla; and six great grandchildren and one on the way.
She was a 1960 graduate of Celina High School. Edith and her husband owned and operated a Dime Store in New Bremen for 10 years and she went on to retire from Crown Equipment in New Bremen after 28 ½ years of service. After retiring Edith volunteered at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital in St. Marys for 40 plus years; where she logged over 7000 hour of volunteer time.
She was a former president and president elect of the National Cookie Cutter Collectors Club, a board member of National Cookie Cutter Museum in Joplin, Missouri, past president of Senior Citizens Center in New Bremen, and a member of the Blanketeers. She also made baby hats for the hospital for many years. She was a very active person and still meet up with the friends she attended high school with. Above all Edith loved her grandchildren and she will be deeply missed by them all. She was a long-time member of Faith Alliance Church in New Bremen.
Visitation hours will be from 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm on Thursday, February 2, 2023 at Cisco Funeral Home in Celina.
Funeral services will begin at 10:30 am on Friday, February 3, 2023 at Cisco Funeral Home in Celina with Pastor Dave Wray officiating; where the family will receive friends from 9:30 am - 10:30 am prior to the service. Burial will follow at Swamp College Cemetery in Celina.
Memorial contributions can be made to Grand Lake Hospice, 1122 E Spring St, St. Marys, Ohio 45885.
To pay respects and to leave online condolences or memories, visit www.ciscofuneralhome.com or Cisco Funeral Home Facebook page.
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