Friday, June 27th, 2014
Denise Metz Locke, 54, Moorseburg, Tenn., and formerly of St. Marys, died June 25, 2014, at Roselawn Manor Nursing Home, Spencerville, after a brief battle with cancer.
She was born March 30, 1960, in Lima, to David and Sharlene Graham Metz. On Jan. 1, 2002, in Tennessee, she married David Locke, who survives.
Also surviving are a brother, Dana (Renee) Metz, Gilbert, Ariz., two nephews, Kyle and Joshua Metz; and three aunts, Kay Graham, Spencerville, Carolyn Schuller, St. Marys, and Lorene Metz, St. Marys.
She was a 1978 graduate of St. Marys Memorial High School. She was employed at Kmart for 34 years as a retail clerk, originally in St. Marys and more recently in Greeneville, Tenn.
She enjoyed reading, doing puzzles and knitting. She also enjoyed baking and making candy and jellies. She was an avid fan of the Ohio State Buckeyes. She loved her family and will be missed by all who knew her, including her beloved pets, Domino the dog and Winkles the cat.
Funeral rites are 11 a.m. Monday at Miller Funeral Home West Chapel, St. Marys, the Rev. Ed Bray officiating. Burial will follow at Resthaven Memory Gardens.
Calling is 2-6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Memorial gifts may be given to the Auglaize County Cancer Association.
Condolences may be sent to www.Millerfuneralhomes.net.