Monday, November 30, 2009

Mary V. Etzler (November 28, 2009)

Mary V. Etzler, 85, of Greenville, died early Saturday morning, November 28, 2009, at the Brethren Retirement Community. Mary was a former resident of the Arcanum area. She was born January 14, 1924 in Darke County to the late Perry A. and Pearl C (Sleeth) McGriff. On her Mother's death, Mary was raised by her father and stepmother Anna McGriff. She was a member of the New Madison United Methodist Church and former member of the Savona United Methodist Church. Mary was a farm wife and mother. She was preceded in death by her husband Lowell E. Etzler who died January 29, 1994; 5 sisters Doris Miller, Merle McAfee, Geneva Riegle, Garnett Trump, Naomi McGriff, and 2 brothers Robert and Kenneth McGriff. Mrs. Etzler is survived by 3 daughters, Sandra Bluhm and husband Harry of Tipp City, Linda Shepperd and husband Bill of Palm Harbor, FL., Sheryl Jared and husband John of Kansas City, MO.; Son Jack Etzler and wife Anne of Arcanum; 3 granddaughters , Andrea Bluhm, Katie Jared, and Ashleigh Hoskey. Funeral Services will be held 10:30 AM Wednesday, December 2, 2009, at the Kreitzer Funeral Home, Arcanum with Rev Steve Hayes officiating. Burial will follow in Castine Cemetery. The family will receive relatives and friends 5 to 8 PM Tuesday at the funeral home. The family suggests Memorial Contributions to the New Madison United Methodist Church.