LIMA — Marie A. Medsker, 91, died at 6:30 a.m. May 25, 2013, at her daughter’s residence in Lima.
She was born Nov. 15, 1921, in Knightstown, Ind., to Vernon Rhoades and Beatrice Sleeth Rhoades, who preceded her in death. On Dec. 7, 1940, she married Joseph E. Medsker, and he preceded her in death Feb. 18, 1998.
Mrs. Medsker was a member of St. Rose Catholic Church. She graduated from Muncie Central High School, Muncie, Ind. She was a former member of the Elkettes Bowling League. She enjoyed antiques, refinishing picture frames, interior decorating, bird watching, music and singing. She gave up a promising singing career to marry her beloved Joe. She loved being a homemaker and taking care of her family and was especially dedicated to caring for her disabled son, Robert.
She is survived by her son, Joseph (Susan) Medsker, of Dayton; a son, Thomas (Sue) Medsker, of Lima; a daughter, Kathy Stedke, of Lima; a son, James (Joni) Medsker, of Dublin; a daughter, Melinda (Ted) Edler, of Lima; and a son, Robert Medsker, of Lima. Also surviving are two grandsons, Mark Medsker and Tony Medsker; seven granddaughters, Leah (Mark) Murka, Shelley Medsker, Amy (Brett) Noble, Lori Koenig, Michelle (Shannon) Kies, Teresa (Mike) Benedetto and Jordan Medsker; and also 12 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild; two brothers, Philip Rhoades, of Yorktown, Ind., and Henry Rhoades, of Muncie, Ind.; and a sister, Jane Carr, of Muncie, Ind.
She was preceded in death by her sisters, Marjorie Carpenter and Joan Snider; five brothers, Robert, William, Randall, Charles and Franklin Rhoades; and a granddaughter, Amber Medsker.
The family will receive friends from 2 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Chamberlain-Huckeriede Funeral Home.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Rose Catholic Church. Father David M. Ross will officiate. Interment will be in Gethsemani Cemetery, Lima.
Memorial contributions may be made to Equestrian Therapy Program at Fassett Farm, 22532 Bowsher Road; Lima, OH 45806; or St. Rose Catholic Church.
Condolences may be expressed online at www.chamberlainhuckeriede.com.
Marie A. Medsker