Marcene Gwenda Garmatter Traucht

Marcene Gwenda Garmatter Traucht, 92, of West Liberty, went home to be with Christ her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015, in Green Hills Retirement Community, West Liberty.

She was born in Allen County on March 17, 1922, a daughter of the late Calvin and Huldah Badertscher Garmatter.

On Oct. 16, 1942, she married Herbert A. Traucht in Bluffton and he preceded her in death March 26, 2005. She also was preceded in death by a son, Kevin Traucht; a brother, Calvin Lynn Garmatter; and a sister, JuLee Amstutz Chidester.

Her children, Kathy (Jay) King and Al (Kathy) Traucht, both of West Liberty, and Greg (Ellen) Traucht of Marysville, eight grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren will miss their mom, grandma and great-grandma. Two sisters, Doris (Robert) Hamman and Darlyn (Dean) Sommers survive in Bluffton.

Marcene was a 1940 graduate of Bluffton High School and a member of Grace Chapel in West Liberty, the Garden Club and Home Extension Club.

She and her husband enjoyed traveling with Airstream and Mennonite Heritage, as well as many other trips, including Switzerland and Israel. Gardening, puzzles and crafts were her favorite hobbies.

She was truly a friend to the Green Hills Community.

Pastor Dave Dernlan officiates a memorial service at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 31, in Foundation Hall at Green Hills, 6557 U.S. Route 68, West Liberty. Private interment is in Fairview Cemetery, West Liberty.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Green Hills Retirement Community and to Gideon’s International, PO Box 140800, Nashville TN 37214 or at

Arrangements were handled by Eichholtz Daring & Sanford Funeral Home, West Liberty, where condolences may be expressed at