Monday, April 15th, 2013
Complete Obituary
Madlyn Bilter
  Madlyn Ann Bilter, 85, peacefully passed on to her heavenly home on April 13, 2013, at The Gardens at Celina.
She was born March 24, 1928, in Toledo to Ralph and Hazel Birt.
On June 26, 1949, she married Donald Charles Bilter, who passed away May 26, 1995.
She is survived by her children, Denny (Faith) Bilter of Marriottsville, Md., Brenda (Tom) Lange of St. Henry, Debra (Mike) Williams of Rockford and Shelly (Mark) Shaw of Celina; 12 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Patsy Springer Abels of Lakeland, Fla.
She was preceded in death by her brothers, Harry, Robert, Richard and Billy Rogers and James Birt, and a granddaughter, April Williams Vann.
She graduated from Celina High School in 1947. She was a GTE telephone operator, a sales clerk for Barr's Five and Dime Store in Celina and had worked for Home Health Care. She was a member of the Red Hat Club, the Sunshine Singers and the First Presbyterian Church in Celina, where she served several terms as a deacon and was a member of the choir.
Madlyn loved her family very much and enjoyed life and being with family and friends. She loved planting flowers and taking care of them. She also enjoyed singing, dancing and playing the piano and organ. She will be dearly missed by her family and friends.
Funeral services are 11 a.m. Wednesday at First Presbyterian Church, the Rev. Dave Dennis officiating. Burial will follow at Swamp College Cemetery in Celina.
Calling is 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at W.H. Dick & Sons-Hellwarth Funeral Home, Celina, and 9:30-10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the church.
Memorials may be given to the First Presbyterian Church of Celina or State of the Heart Hospice in Coldwater.
Condolences may be expressed at dickandsonshellwarthfh.com.
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