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Louise Derr

Louise Elizabeth (Beis) Derr, 98, of Carey, passed away Saturday, Dec. 23, 2023, at Blanchard Valley Medical Center under Bridge Hospice Care.
Louise was born in Big Spring Township, Seneca County, on March 31, 1925, to the late Lewie and Grace (Stoll) Beis and graduated from Carey High School in 1943. Louise continued a lifelong friendship with her classmates, meeting as often as possible.
Louise was introduced to Joseph H. Derr by mutual friends at a local dance; the two were wed on Nov. 27, 1945, at the rectory of Our Lady of Consolation Parish. Joe preceded Louise in death on June 29, 2009.
Louise was always with Joe. She worked countless hours on their dairy farm and tended to her ever-expanding roses and African violets. Louise had a green thumb with a limitless vegetable garden (including lima beans). She made sure never to waste any fresh produce and was an excellent canner. In addition to her canning, she was a wonderful cook and will be missed for her homemade brownies and cookies. Louise and Joe volunteered their agricultural knowledge with the Wyandot County 4-H; they attended several area fairs and conventions across Ohio. In their free time, Louise and Joe enjoyed visiting friends and family across the United States
Being a woman of faith Louise was a member of Our Lady of Consolation and was a faithful volunteer with the Rosary Altar Society.
Louise will be missed by her five children, Tom Derr of Carey, Chris (Richard) Bumb of Alvada, Diane (Harold) Haubert of Tiffin, Linda (Donald) Piper of New Riegel and Wayne (Sue) Derr of McCutchenville; 15 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; brother-in-law, Gaylord (LaVera) Derr; many nieces and nephews; and a special caregiver, Penny Tong.
In addition to her parents and husband, Louise was preceded in death by her brother, Charles Beis.
Visitation will be held at Stombaugh-Batton & Snyder Funeral Home, Carey, on Thursday, Dec. 28, from 3-7 p.m. An 11 a.m. mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at the Basilica of Our Lady of Consolation on Friday, Dec, 29, with the Rev. Conrad Sutter, OFM Conv. Burial will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Carey.
Donations may be made in Louise’s honor to Dorcas Carey Public Library, Bridge Home Health and Hospice, Wyandot County 4-H or a charity of the donor’s choice. They may be mailed to the funeral home at 225 W. Findlay Street, Carey, OH 43316.
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