Tuesday, August 5th, 2014
Evelyn M. (Hemmelgarn) Ahrns, 79, Fort Loramie, passed away of natural causes Aug. 3, 2014, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital, St. Marys.
She was born May 2, 1935, in Guadalupe, to the late Anthony and Alvina Klosterman Hemmelgarn. On June 4, 1966, at St. Francis Catholic Church in Cranberry, she married Karl F. Ahrns who died April 4, 2002.
Surviving are five children, James Ahrns, Chillicothe, Gary Ahrns, New Bremen, Leesa Brown and fiancé Zack Graymire, Fort Loramie, Lynn Ahrns, Fort Loramie, and Emerson "Keith" Ahrns, Marysville; 16 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; four siblings, Dorothy Brussell, Minster, Carol (Jim) Huelsmeyer, Anna, Jerry (Pat) Watercutter, Cranberry, Linda (Chalmer) Gasson, Fort Loramie; and sisters- and brothers-in-law, Kathleen (Arthur) Fisher, Fryburg, Bernard Ahrns, Pemberton, and Julius (Mary) Alice Ahrns, Maria Stein.
Also deceased are her step-mother, Mathilda Watercutter Hemmelgarn; a brother-in-law, William Brussell; and an infant sister, Mary Hemmelgarn.
She was a 1953 graduate of St. Henry High School and a homemaker. She had also been co-owner and operator of the former E&K Fruit Market, south of Fort Loramie. After retiring, she worked part-time at McDonalds in Minster.
Many years ago, she was a proofreader at the Celina Mutual Insurance Co. She attended St. Michael Catholic Church and was a member of St. Ann's Ladies Sodality. She loved animals, especially hummingbirds, her cats and two grand-dogs. She also enjoyed flower gardening and was an avid Reds fan.
Mass of Christian Burial is 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Michael Church, Fort Loramie, the Rev. Steven Shoup officiating. Burial will follow at St. Michael Cemetery.
Calling is 3-8 p.m. Thursday and 9-10 a.m. Friday at Gehret Funeral Home, Fort Loramie.
Memorials may be made to the charity of donor's choice.
Condolences may be expressed at www.gehretfuneralhome.com.