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Lois Kurtz

Lois L. Kurtz, 63, Carey, died at 3:06 p.m. Friday, Aug. 11, 2017, at St. Rita’s Medical Center, Lima.
Born on March 19, 1954, in Findlay, she was the daughter of the late Richard and Mary Jane (Brown) Kurtz.
She is survived by four siblings, Jennifer (Bill) Coppler, Dave (Nancy) Kurtz, Brad Kurtz and Brenda (Ted) Buhl all of Carey; five nieces, Tracy Dillion, Anita (Shane) Stechschulte, Laura Conti, Sarah (John) Schutt and Kristin (Jeremy) Stringfellow, and her nephew, Zack Coppler.
She was preceded in death by a niece, Gail Coppler.
A 1972 graduate of Carey High School, Lois was the owner of Kurtz Shoe Store in Carey. She had also worked at the Carey Post Office for 22 years, retiring in 2015.
Lois had a love for the Village of Carey beyond most. She was currently serving on the village council, was a member of Carey Kiwanis Club and was a founding member of Carey Plus, which fed thousands of Carey students after football and basketball games for many years. She was a charter member of the Carey EMS and was currently serving her 43rd year. She was an honorary Carey High School FFA member.
Her Catholic faith was very important to her. She was a life member of Our Lady of Consolation parish and enjoyed her years as an usher, as well as a member of its Rosary Altar Society. She also supported the school through her involvement with Thursday night Bingo.
Visitation will be held Wednesday, Aug. 16, from 3-9 p.m. at Stombaugh-Batton Funeral Home, Carey. A Rosary Altar service will be held at 9 p.m.
A mass of Christian burial will be held Thursday, Aug. 17, at 11 a.m. at Our Lady of Consolation Church, Carey, with Fr. Tom Orians, SA, officiating. Burial will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery, Salem Township, near Upper Sandusky.
In lieu of flowers and to honor Lois’ giving spirit, the family is requesting all tributes and memorials be given to OLC Athletic Boosters, Carey EMS or Carey Academic Boosters in care of Stombaugh-Batton Funeral Home, 225 W. Findlay Street, Carey, OH 43316.
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