Dorothy Jane Mertz

Born: Fri., Nov. 2, 1923
Died: Mon., Jan. 14, 2013

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Dorothy Jane Mertz, 89, 367 W. Russell Rd., Sidney, Ohio passed away on Monday, January 14, 2013 at her residence. She was born November 2, 1923 in Piqua, Ohio the daughter of George Frederick and Antonia (Hemsteger) Lange and they preceded her in death. She was a 1941 graduate of Piqua High School, Piqua, Ohio. She was married on November 24, 1949 to Jerome Mertz and he died in 1965. Surviving are two sons, Carl and wife Ginny Mertz of Sidney and Joseph and wife Becky Mertz of Greensboro, North Carolina; three grandchildren, Sarah and husband Andrew Roy of Williams Lake, British Columbia, Bill and wife Chelsea Mertz of Alexandria, Virginia and Jason and wife Sara Mertz of Greensboro, North Carolina; six great-grandchildren, Nora Mertz, Grace Roy, Noah Roy, Mae Roy, Elise Roy and Magdalene Roy. Three brothers, Paul, Richard and Bob Lange and one sister, Rita Hennessey are deceased. Mrs. Mertz was a registered nurse and had worked at Piqua Memorial Hospital, Piqua Manor and Greenville Nursing Home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, January 19, 2013 at 10:00 AM at Holy Angels Catholic Church with Rev. Daniel Hess. Burial will be at a later date at Forest Hill Cemetery, Piqua. Friends may call at Salm-McGill and Tangeman Funeral Home on Friday, January 18, 2013 from 5-7 PM. Memorial contributions may be made to Holy Angels Catholic Church, 324 S. Ohio Ave., Sidney, Ohio 45365. Envelopes will also be available at the funeral home. Condolences may be expressed to the Mertz family on Salm-McGill and Tangeman Funeral Home's web site at: www.salm-mcgillandtangemanfh.com

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Lynn Meyer

Carl and Ginny, So sorry for the loss of your mother. May your memories and the hope of being reunited with her one day give you peace. Lynn and Mark Meyer

Gerry Ulrich

Carl and Ginny, Sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. May all the wonderful memories of your time together carry you through this difficult time. Gerry and Jane Ulrich

VIRGINIA SEEWER

DOROTHY WAS SUCH A FRIENDLY LADY - ALWAYS SMILING WHEN ATTENDING CHURCH WITH CARL AND GINNY WHO BROUGHT HER FAITHFULLY. MAY GOD'S COMFORT BE WITH ALL OF THE FAMILY.

Bill and Nancy Allen

Carl, Ginny and family, Our sincere sympathy in the loss of your mother. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayer. Love, Bill and Nancy

Connie Barhorst

Many thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of loss. Treasure the memories. Kurt and Connie Barhorst

Len Hubbard

Ginny and family, I'm so sorry to hear of the passing of your loved one. Please know that you are in my prayers.

Bill Fahey, Jr.

Carl and Ginny, Sorrry for the loss of your mother. I missed the obituary in the newspaper, but heard the news from Jim foster at the barbershop. I know you were close to her, and I am sure she will be missed by the entire family.