Brenda Sue Buhl, 60, of Carey, died at 9:20 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017, at her residence surrounded by her family.
Born Jan. 8, 1957, in Findlay, she was the daughter of the late Richard E. and Mary Jane (Brown) Kurtz. She married Theodor (Ted) Buhl on Nov. 12, 1982. Ted survives in Carey.
Brenda is survived by her daughters, Sarah Marie (John) Schutt of Walnut Cove, N.C., and Kristin Ann (Jeremy) Stringfellow of Upper Sandusky; three grandchildren, to whom she devoted her life, Oliver, Reese and Jameson Stringfellow; and three siblings, Jennifer (Bill) Coppler, David (Nancy) Kurtz and her twin, Brad Kurtz, all of Carey. She is also survived by three nieces, Anita Stechshulte, Laura Conti and Tracy Dillion; a nephew, Zachary Coppler; and three great-nephews, Bryce Conti and Bennett and Bronson Stechshulte.
She was preceded in death by her sister, Lois L. Kurtz, and a niece, Gail Coppler.
Brenda attended Our Lady of Consolation School through the eighth grade and graduated from Carey High School in 1975. She worked for several local businesses before she began her career with the United States Postal Service. She retired in 2012 as postmaster of the Wharton Post Office, a position she held for 12 years. She then worked with her sister, Lois, at Kurtz Shoe Store.
Her Catholic faith was unwavering. She was a lifetime member of the Basilica of Our Lady of Consolation in Carey. It was not unusual to see Brenda volunteering her time and talents to her church, the Rosary Altar Society and OLC Bingo. She also enjoyed helping Lois with pizza parties and after prom parties as a member of Carey Plus. She loved her church and community.
Family and friends said goodbyes on Sept. 18 at Stombaugh-Batton Funeral Home in Carey. A Rosary Altar Society service was held at the conclusion of visitation.
A mass of Christian burial was scheduled to be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 19, at the Basilica of Our Lady of Consolation with the Rev. Tom Orians, SA, officiating. Burial was scheduled to follow at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Salem Township near Upper Sandusky.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Our Lady of Consolation School in care of Stombaugh-Batton Funeral Home, 225 W. Findlay Street, Carey, OH 43316.
Online condolences may be made at StombaughBatton.com.