Mary Rose Dell


SHERWOOD -- Mary Rose Dell, 72, of Sherwood, passed away Sunday, February 2, 2014, at Fulton County Health Center, Wauseon.

Mary was born April 28, 1941, in Defiance, Ohio, the daughter of the late Donald Joseph and Mary Catherine (Limpach) Froelich. Mary was a 1959 graduate of Defiance High School. She married John Henry Dell on August 25, 1962, in Defiance, Ohio, and he preceded her in death on March 13, 2013. Mary was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother and took great pride in caring for her family. She was a member of St. Isidore Catholic Church and the Rosary Altar Society. Mary was also a member of TOPS where she served as a past president. Mary could best be described as a soft-spoken woman that had a strong faith and a delightful wit. She was well known as a beautiful knitter and made many sweaters, afghans and baby blankets which she gave to countless individuals.

Surviving are her four children, Rita Dell of Wauseon, Catherine (Craig) Sheets of Berkey, Ohio, Charlene (Shawn) Patane of Syracuse, New York, and Andrew Dell of Bryan; seven grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; three brothers, Charles (Sophia) Froelich of Bellevue, Michigan, Ray Froelich of Luckey, Ohio, and Roger Froelich of Defiance, Ohio; one sister, Karen (Christopher) Graham of Fayetteville, Georgia.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, John; daughter, Donna Jean Dell; and one sister, Ruth Froelich.

The family will receive relatives and friends on Thursday, February 6, 2014, from 2-8 p.m. in the Oberlin-Turnbull Funeral Home, 230 East Elm Street, Sherwood, where the rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m. Thursday evening. Funeral Mass for Mary Rose Dell will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, February 7, 2014, at St. Isidore Catholic Church, Marysdale, 06324 Ohio 15, Defiance, Ohio, with Father Robert J. Kill officiating. Interment will follow in Sherwood Cemetery.

Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider memorial contributions be made to St. Isidore Catholic Church, C/O St. Michael Catholic Church, 05480 Moser Road, Defiance, Ohio 43512.

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