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Friday, November 11th, 2011
Olga Elizabeth Nave, 91, of Rockford, died Nov. 9, 2011, at Swan Creek Nursing Home, Toledo.
She was born March 13, 1920, in Van Wert, to Lewis and Bertha Parker Merkle. In December 1942, she married Ralph H. Nave, who died in 1993.
Surviving are three children, Kathy Nave, Maumee, Pamela (Richard) Walen, Toledo, and Scott (Jody) Nave, Sandusky; two siblings, Margaret (Lloyd) Baker, St. Marys, and David (Barb) Merkle, Ohio City; and a sister-in-law, Jennie Merkle, Montezuma.
Deceased are two siblings, Marie Lessner and Martha Pudsey, and a sibling and her husband, Lewis and Jennie Merkle; and two brothers-in-law, Lloyd Baker and Ralph Pudsey.
She graduated from the former Rockford High School and was a secretary at the school. She also was an aide at Smith Nursing Home and a Brownie and Girl Scout leader. She served as a clerk for the village of Rockford and as an officer and Sunday school teacher for First Presbyterian Church, Rockford. She was a member of the Rockford Garden Club and volunteered at Shane Hill Nursing Home, Rockford.
Services are 11 a.m. Monday at Miller-Long & Folk Funeral Home, St. Marys, the Rev. Richard Hays officiating. Burial is at Elm Grove Cemetery, St. Marys.
Calling is 10-11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Contributions may be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio.
Condolences may be left at www.millerfuneralhomes.net.
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