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Obituary Mary D. (Hilgefort) Pleiman Schmiesing

March 20, 1928 - July 19, 2020

Mary D. Schmiesing,

Age 92, of Lane Street, Fort Loramie, passed away of natural causes Sunday evening, July 19, 2020, at the Joint Twp. District Memorial Hospital in St. Marys, Ohio. She was born March 20, 1928, near Fort Loramie, Ohio, to the late Henry & Lena (Gaier) Hilgefort. On July 9, 1949, at St. Michael Church in Fort Loramie, Mary was married to Joseph Pleiman who preceded her in death on February 2, 1976. On November 23, 1979, also at St. Michael Church, Mary was married to Cletus Schmeising who preceded her in death on April 1, 2010.

Surviving are two sons, Ronald Pleiman & Mary Lynn Murphy of Piqua and Gary & Karen Pleiman of Sidney; six grandchildren: Shelly & Mark Kemper, Nicole & Corey Gasson, Aaron & Elizabeth Pleiman, Craig Pleiman & Jillian Kinney, Eric & Ashley Pleiman, Leslie & Aaron Boyer and 19 great-grandchildren; eleven step children: Barbara & Dennis Marchal of Springboro, Gerald Schmiesing of Sidney, Eunice & Mike Ernst of Minster, Bill Schmiesing of Piqua, David & Diane Schmiesing of Springboro, Richard & Cindy Schmiesing of Sidney, Jane & Larry Henderson of Craig, CO, Diane & Dennis Hoying of Troy, Fred & Becky Schmiesing of Minster, Mark & Brenda Schmiesing of Sidney, Ron & Kim Schmiesing of Houston, Pam & Tom Kerrigan of Sidney, Jo Schmiesing of Piqua and numerous step grand and great-grandchildren. Numerous nieces, nephews and brothers & sisters in-law also survive.

She was preceded in death by one daughter-in-law, Pat Pleiman and two step daughters-in-law, Cindy Schmiesing and Gladys Schmiesing; three siblings, Henry Hilgefort, Robert Hilgefort and Richard & Joan Hilgefort along with sisters & brothers-in-law, Dorothy & Garold Sanders, Rosemary & Paul Christman and Norman & Helen Pleimann as well as numerous brothers & sisters-in-law.

Mary retired in 1979 from Fort Loramie Local School where she had been a cook for nearly twenty years. She was a member of St. Michael Catholic Church and had been past president of St. Ann’s Ladies Sodality. She was also an election poll worker. Mary enjoyed playing cards, ball room dancing and supporting her grandchildren.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10:30 AM, Thursday, July 23, 2020, at St. Michael Church in Fort Loramie with Rev. Steven Shoup presiding. Interment will follow at St. Michael's Cemetery. Friends may call Wednesday 3:00 to 7:00 PM and Thursday 9:00 to 10:00 AM at Gehret Funeral Home in Fort Loramie. Social distancing will be required at all funeral rites. Memorials may be made to the Fort Loramie Rescue Squad or charities of choice. Private condolences may be expressed at www.gehretfuneralhome.com.


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