Tuesday, February 16th, 2010
Elois Dorthea Wierwille, 89, formerly of 725 Armstrong St., St. Marys, died at 4:39 p.m. Feb. 14, 2010, at Westminster-Thurber Retirement Community, Columbus.
She was born July 25, 1920, in New Bremen, to Alvin and Emma Barnhart Dicke. On Aug. 30, 1941, she married Woodrow "Woody" W. Wierwille, who died March 23, 1982.
Surviving are two daughters, Diane E. DeLong, Louisville, Ky., and Carol J. Wierwille, Columbus; a daughter-in-law, Cheryl Wierwille, Encinitas, Calif.; and a sister, Evelyn "Pat" (Rolla) Werts, St. Marys.
Deceased is a son, Wes Wierwille; two sisters, Louise Wierwille and Mary Alice Kuhn Wittis; and a brother, Donald Dicke.
She retired as an instructional aide at East Elementary School and previously assisted her husband as operator of the former Anderson & Haney Builders' Supply Co., both of St. Marys. She served three terms as a St. Marys City councilwoman-at-large and on the boards of Agape Ministries, St. Marys Day Care Center and St. Marys Recreation. She was a member of St. Paul's United Church of Christ, the Hawthorne Chapter of the Order of Eastern Star, the American Legion Auxiliary, St. Marys, Lienen-St. Marys Sister Cities group, the New Knoxville Historical Society, the St. Marys Crochet Club and the Challengers Home Extension Club.
She worked for the Auglaize County Board of Elections for more than 50 years and was a volunteer at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital and for the Western Auglaize County chapter of the American Red Cross, specifically assisting military families.
Services are 1 p.m. Thursday at Miller-Long & Folk Funeral Home, St. Marys, the Rev. Dr. Ed Bray officiating. Burial is at Pilger Ruhe Cemetery near New Knoxville.
Calling is after 10 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Contributions can be made to Westminster-Thurber Life Care Fund.
Condolences can be left at www.millerfuneralhomes.net.