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Marcella  R.  Thomas
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  • New Bremen Emergency Squad
    P.O. Box 133
    214 N. Washington St.
    New Bremen, OH 45869
  • Grand Lake Hospice
    1122 E. Spring St.
    St. Marys, OH 45885

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“Diane, So sorry for your loss. I know you are going to really miss her. May your Mother, Rest In Peace.Your Friend,Terri ”
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MARCELLA R. THOMAS, age 93, formerly of New Bremen, died on January 20, 2017, at 12:15 A.M. at the St. Marys Living Center, where she had resided for the last nine years. She was born in New Bremen on April 19, 1923, to the late Rinehart & Mabel (Egbert) Piepmeyer. In 1939, she married Vernon N. Thomas, and he died on April 8, 1973. Surviving are her daughters and son-in-laws Mary Ann and Steve Warren of Jenera, Ohio; Diana and Maurice Niekamp of New Bremen, seven grandchildren, thirteen great-grandchildren, and five great-great grandchildren. Along with her husband, she was preceded in death by two great-grandchildren.

Marcella was a member of the St. Paul United Church of Christ in New Bremen for many years. She had formerly worked at the St. Marys Cotton Mill, and was a homemaker. She had been an active member of the New Bremen Senior Citizens, and loved to play bingo. She enjoyed tending her large garden, and could often be found crocheting and doing embroidery work and she also liked to quilt. She was a lover of all animals, and was very fond of her pets that she had through the years. She enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.

Funeral Services will be held on Monday, January 23, 2017 at the St. Paul United Church of Christ in New Bremen at 10:30 A.M. with the Rev. Becky Erb Strang officiating. Interment will follow in the Pilger Ruhe Cemetery of New Knoxville. Calling Hours will be held on Sunday, January 22, 2017 from 2:00 until 5:00 P.M. at the Gilberg-Hartwig Funeral Home in New Bremen, and one hour prior to the services on Monday at the church. Memorial Contributions can be made to the New Bremen Emergency Squad, or to Grand Lake Hospice. Condolences to the Thomas family can be left online at gilberghartwigfh.com