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Rosemary (Lauterbur) Laux

December 29, 1928 ~ June 22, 2013 (age 84)
Rosemary (Lauterbur) Laux, 84, 623 South Main Ave., Sidney, Ohio passed away on Saturday, June 22, 2013 at 12:30 PM of natural causes at the home of her son, Steve Laux, at 3277 Kaiser Rd., Fort Loramie, Ohio. She was born December 29, 1928 in Sidney to the late John and Caroline (Wachsmuth) Lauterbur. She married Bernard A. Laux on November 23, 1950 who preceded her in death on October 21, 1983. Rosemary is survived by five children, David and Cindy (Laux) Shappie of Sidney; Greg and Debbie Laux of Virginia; Steve and Roseann Laux of Newport; William Laux of Florida and Dave and Nilgun Laux of Maryland; fourteen grandchildren, Andrew (Angie) Shappie, Nicholas (Heather) Shappie, Rachel Laux, Joseph Laux, Ben Laux, Tom Laux, Jessica (Tim) Hulse, Rebekah Laux, Billy Laux, Caroline Laux, John (Suzanne) Laux, Katie (Chris) Gowrley, Susanne Laux, Greta Laux,and two step-grandchildren, Christine Holcombe and Michael Holcombe and six great-grandchildren, Alex, Aaron and Austin Shappie, Jake and Jade Laux, and Annabelle Hulse. One grandchild, Abe Laux is deceased. Also surviving are one sister and brother-in-law, Char and Al Barbadora and two sisters-in-law, Martha (Laux) Lauterbur and Lucy Laux. Rosemary was preceded in death by three sisters and brother-in-laws, Isabelle Morris, Gen (Hugh) O'Leary, Lucille (Norbert) Schemmel and two brothers, William Lauterbur and Richard Lauterbur. Rosemary graduated from Holy Angels High School in 1947 and was employed by J. E. Wells Company until her marriage. After her children were grown, she enjoyed babysitting for her own grandchildren and the children of her close friends. She was a FISH volunteer and also volunteered at the Shelby County Deer Hunters. One activity she looked forward to each month was enjoying the company of her girlfriends from high school at a local restaurant. In her later years, she liked reading and playing cards with family. Rosemary was a lifetime member of Holy Angels Catholic Church and the Sacred Heart Altar Rosary Sodality. She was a dedicated wife, mother and grandmother who will be greatly missed. The family will receive friends at Salm-McGill and Tangeman Funeral Home on Thursday, June 27, 2013 from 3-8 PM and from 9:00 AM until 10:00 AM before the funeral mass at the funeral home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, June 28, 2013 at 10:30 AM at Holy Angels Catholic Church with Rev. Dan Schmitmeyer. Burial will follow at Graceland Cemetery, Sidney. Memorial contributions may be made to FISH or Holy Angels Catholic Church. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. Condolences may be expressed to the Laux family on Salm-McGill and Tangeman Funeral Home's web site at: www.salm-mcgillandtangemanfh.com
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