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Gladys Louise Amrine

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Gladys Louise Amrine, 91, peacefully left this world and entered the arms of Jesus on Monday, Jan. 28, 2013, at St. Rita’s Medical Center, Lima.

She was born near Big Island in Marion County on May 24, 1921, to the late Charles William and Clara Bertha Schlect Rush.

On June 19, 1941, she married Bernard R. “Bunk” Amrine in Lima and he preceded her in death Sept. 29, 2003. She was also preceded in death by a three-year-old daughter, Sandra Sue Amrine; an infant sister, Roberta Lou Rush; four sisters, Betty Webb, Glenda Cline, Rosella Waters and Frances Farquear; and eight brothers, Forest, Robert, George, Marion, Willard, Gloyd, Lloyd and Stanley Rush.

Survivors include her children, Ronald (Sharon) Amrine of West Mansfield and Janice Amrine of Leipsic; five grandchildren, John A. Warren Jr., Melinda “Mindy” (Richard) Buettner, Bradley (Chastity) Amrine, Kaitlyn Louise Amrine and Courtney Meilan Amrine; five great-grandchildren, Emily Sue (Josh) Brentlinger, Renee Buettner, Miranda Buettner, Chyenne Amrine and Gavin Amrine; two great-great-grandchildren, Haylee Jo and Joseph Kyle Brentlinger; a sister, Dorothy Brown of Bellefontaine; sister-in-law, Rosalyn Rush of Marion; and many nieces, nephews, neighbors and friends.

A loving and hard-working farmer’s wife and homemaker, she served as a cook at North Union for eight years.

She was a longtime member of Bethel United Methodist Church and was a 1939 graduate of Agosta High School in New Bloomington.

Gladys enjoyed cooking and rose bushes, and her pumpkin pies were a favorite of her family. She was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother, and will be remembered as a faithful and devoted caregiver to her husband when he was alive.

The Rev. Jack Fetter officiates a funeral at 11 a.m. Thursday at Mannasmith-Schnurrenberger Funeral Home, West Mansfield, where visitation is from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday. Burial is in Raymond Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Defiance Area Youth for Christ and the American Heart Association.

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