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Mary Alice Settlage
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    New Knoxville, OH 45871
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“It was an honor to have known this loving caring lady she taught so many people not only schooling but love honor and caring as well you are missed...Read More »
1 of 21 | Posted by: Teresa Joyce - Sidney, OH

“We are so sorry to hear of Mary Alice's passing. She will be greatly missed. ”
2 of 21 | Posted by: Joe & Judy McGill - Sidney, OH

“I was so sorry to hear about Mary Alice. She was truly a nice person and a great kindergarten teacher. I always enjoyed our trivia sessions at the...Read More »
3 of 21 | Posted by: Jerry Maxson - New Bremen, OH

“Dear Monica, Kevin, Mindy,So sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. When I think of my childhood years; I remember how much I loved your mom's...Read More »
4 of 21 | Posted by: Shirley Murphy - Oakwood, OH

“We losted a great soul, Mary Alice was always there to party on with us. She also had, a good story to tell. She loved all her family, her...Read More »
5 of 21 | Posted by: A friend

“Dear Monica and family, I am so sorry to hear of your mother's death. My name is June Oaks, my mother, Dorothy Hertenstein, was a good friend with...Read More »
6 of 21 | Posted by: June Oaks - Ormond Beach, FL

“Mindy, Monica and Kevin,Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Your dear Mom was "M.A." to me. That's what my Mom called her since they became...Read More »
7 of 21 | Posted by: Julie (Glick) Agozzino - Tucson, AZ

“Mindy and Monica - We are sorry to hear of the passing of your mother. She sounded like a beautiful lady. I am certain that she touched a lot of...Read More »
8 of 21 | Posted by: Jane & Jerry Kimmell - Harrod, OH

“Mrs. Settlage was my kindergarten teacher. I remember the birthday celebrations in her class. She would draw a beautiful cake in many different...Read More »
9 of 21 | Posted by: Jane Lampert-Roby - Belton, TX

“Condolences and prayers. So sorry to hear of your loss. Your mother was such a wonderful happy person. It was a pleasure to have known her. She...Read More »
10 of 21 | Posted by: Laureen Dickman - Kentwood, MI

“I have so many fond memories of your mom like everyone else they started at new Bremen school I was her school bus aide made sure her country kids...Read More »
11 of 21 | Posted by: Teresa Joyce - Sidney, OH

“Cate, I am so sorry to learn that you Grandmother has passed away.My deepest sympathy to you, your family and Anthony. ”
12 of 21 | Posted by: Douglas McGill - Sidney, OH

“Mrs Settlage you will be making stone soup and marching in the Easter hat parade for eternity. You will be missed ”
13 of 21 | Posted by: Ryan Clark - Florence, KY

“Our condolences to the entire Settlage family. Rarely do people become lifelong friends with their Kindergarten teacher! Their are many of us that...Read More »
14 of 21 | Posted by: Jay, Amanda, Emma, Ella & Evelyn McCollum

“Oh my Mindy, Monica & Kevin you all have my sympathy. What a wonderful life your mom lived. SHe enjoyed herself so much and was such an inspiration...Read More »
15 of 21 | Posted by: Lisa Thobe - OH

“Remembering Mary Alice Settlage. I met Mary Alice through my friend Betty Henschen in New Knoxville and also through the Garden Parties of Dick and...Read More »
16 of 21 | Posted by: Cathy Schreima - Sebring, FL

“Mary Alice was a VERY special lady. John and I were classmates at South High School and have fond memories of her. Our thoughts and prayers are...Read More »
17 of 21 | Posted by: A friend

“To The Entire Settlage Family, We are so very sorry for your loss, and for the whole community's loss. There are not enough special words in the...Read More »
18 of 21 | Posted by: Mark & Terri Doenges - Wapakoneta, OH

“To the family: So sorry for your loss, I always looked forward to seeing her when I visit Lima.She can never be forgotten and will be missed by all...Read More »
19 of 21 | Posted by: A friend

“I will miss seeing her at the fair each year. We will be praying for you all during these tough days ahead. ”
20 of 21 | Posted by: Duane Zink - Waoakoneta, OH

“Monica, I am very sorry for your loss. I will be praying for you and your family. ”
21 of 21 | Posted by: Millie Jackson - Lima, OH

Of New Knoxville, died on Saturday, April 16, 2016 at 11:51 A.M. at the Lima Memorial Hospital, Lima, Ohio. She was born on June 23, 1931 in Lima, the daughter of the late George and Thelma (Heald) Figgins. On June 20, 1954 she married Benjamin R. Settlage, and he died on February 25, 2010. Surviving are her children Monica Navarre of New Knoxville, Kevin (Pam) Settlage of Potomac, MD, Mindy Settlage of New Knoxville, her grandchildren Caitlin (Anthony McGill) Navarre of Bowling Green, Justin Settlage, and Adam Settlage both of Boston, MA, as well as a number of nieces and nephews. Along with her parents, and husband, she was preceded in death by her siblings Shirley Daley, Caroline Babson, and Floyd Figgins.

Mary Alice was a member of the New Knoxville United Methodist Church. She was a 1949 graduate of the Lima South High School, and received her bachelor's degree from Bowling Green State University. While attending BGSU, she sang with the Sisters in Trio, the BGSU a cappella group, and was also active with Delta Kappa Gamma. She was a member of the New Bremen American Legion Post 241 Ladies Auxiliary, and the Auglaize County Retired Teachers Association. She enjoyed bowling, and spending time with her friends as a part of the Iris Chapter of the Red Hat Society. Mary Alice had an extensive teaching career. Over the years she taught in several local schools including Ft. Loramie, St. Marys – East, Lima, and taught Kindergarten for 26 years in New Bremen before her retirement in 1993.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Sunday, April 24, 2016 at 3:00 P.M. at the New Knoxville United Methodist Church with the Rev. Dennis Gaertner officiating. Inurnment will be held in the Lima Memorial Park, Lima, Ohio. The family will receive friends on Saturday, April 23, 2016 from 2:00 until 6:00 P.M. at the church in New Knoxville, and one hour prior to the services at the church on Sunday afternoon. Memorial contributions can be made to the New Knoxville United Methodist Church. Condolences to the Settlage family can be left online at

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