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“Karen, Ken and Krista,Hearing of your mom's passing brought sadness and quickly smiles as we remembered Kitty's happy aura and quick wit. She was...Read More »
1 of 9 | Posted by: Dave and Nancy Bredemeier - OH

“Karen, Ken, Krista and the Ziegenbush relatives, I am so sorry to hear of Kitty's passing. I have very fond memories of her from my high school days....Read More »
2 of 9 | Posted by: Ann Williamson (Hinders) - IN

“Karen,I'm so sorry to hear about your mom - she was a delightful person. She was happy to have a houseful of teenagers, and made us feel welcome...Read More »
3 of 9 | Posted by: Liz Zolton - Tallmadge, OH

“Karen, Ken and Krista -- Your Mom was such a special person. I have great memories of evenings spent at your house, where your parents were so...Read More »
4 of 9 | Posted by: Sharon Bechdolt - Glenview, IL

“Karen, so sorry for your loss. Your mom was always nice to talk to. ”
5 of 9 | Posted by: Barb Geist - Celina, OH

“We extend our sincere sympathy to the family. Kitty was a lovely lady. May God comfort you during this trying time. ”
6 of 9 | Posted by: ]Jim & Phyllis Fox - Celina, OH

“Our sympathy to your family. I was glad that I had a chance to visit with her when she was at Elmwood. May you find comfort in knowing that your...Read More »
7 of 9 | Posted by: Roger and Cheryl Barlage - OH

“Dear Ken,My heartfelt condolences to you and your family on the passing of your mother. May your faith sustain you, family and friends support you,...Read More »
8 of 9 | Posted by: John DeLeeuw - Toronto, Ontario

“Sending our heartfelt condolences to the Ziegenbusch family. We have very fond memories of a wonderful loving Mom to you all. Kitty was always so...Read More »
9 of 9 | Posted by: Jeff Walkup - Franklin, TN

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of Celina, died on Sunday, February 18, 2018 at 9:50 a.m.. at The Gardens of Celina. She was born on November 27, 1934 in Mount Sterling, KY, the daughter of the late Bain M. and Elizabeth (Baumstark) Jones. On June 2, 1956, she married Dr. Kenneth H. Ziegenbusch at St. George Catholic Church in Cincinnati, and he died on December 6, 2011. Surviving are her children; Karen Z. (Kevin) Gardner, of Lewisburg, PA, Kenneth H. (Kelly) Ziegenbusch, Jr. of Montpelier, OH, and Krista H. Ziegenbusch of Springfield, OH, Six grandchildren; Nicholas Ziegenbusch, Joseph Ziegenbusch, Ray Ziegenbusch, Kyle Gardner, Kathryn Gardner, and Kenneth J. Ziegenbusch, a sister Mary Gormley Panzitz of Wyoming, MI, a sister-in-law Dorothy Jones of Mount Sterling, KY, and many nieces and nephews and their families. Along with her parents, Kitty-Hunt was preceded in death by a step-mother Mabel (Blevins) Jones, a brother Charles Jones, a sister Betty Scott, and an infant brother.

Kitty-Hunt was a 1952 graduate of Miss Hall's School in Pittsfield, MA, and went on to graduate from Christ Hospital School of Nursing, in Cincinnati, in 1956. She worked as a nurse alongside her husband in his medical general practice in New Bremen (1957 - 1964). Later, she worked as the office manager for West Ohio X-Ray where her husband was the founding partner. She was a member of the Medical Wives Auxiliary and the Republican Women of Mercer County. She was an avid reader and meticulous knitter and counted cross-stitcher. She maintained photo albums and scrapbooks for her entire family. Above all, she was a devoted wife and mother, a loving grandma, aunt, and a loyal friend.

Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Peter's Church, New Bremen with Pastor Ed Rinehart assisting as officiant. Calling hours will be held on Tuesday, February 20, 2018 from 3:00 until 7:00 P.M. at the Gilberg-Hartwig Funeral Home in New Bremen, and on Wednesday, one hour prior to the services at the church. The family suggests that memorial contributions, in lieu of flowers, be made to the American Cancer Society, or to Christ College of Nursing and Health Sciences, Cincinnati. The Gilberg-Hartwig Funeral Home in New Bremen has been entrusted with the arrangements, and condolences to the Ziegenbusch family can be left online at