|E. Louise Barnt Ditto|
|Written by Staff Reports|
|Monday, February 18, 2013 3:31 PM|
Sept. 3, 1924 - Feb. 17, 2013
E. Louise Barnt Ditto, 88, of Spencerville and formerly of Delphos, died at 8:35 a.m. Sunday at Roselawn Manor in Spencerville, where she had resided for two and a half years.
She was born Sept. 3, 1924, in Delphos to Henry and Violet Armeda (Davis) Pavel, who preceded her in death.
On Oct. 9, 1940, she married Richard Roy Barnt Sr., who passed away March 6, 1975. On May 14, 1988, she married Kenneth Ditto, who died May 21, 1998.
Survivors include her children, Mary Lou (Roger) Rahrig and Donald T. (Rita Zimper) Barnt of Spencerville, Douglas H. (Connie) Barnt of Clinton, Ky., Anna M. (Mark) Linville of Roseville, Mich., David W. (Rhonda) Barnt of Metropolis, Ill., and Billie J. (Timothy) Voress of Lima; two stepsons, Clyde (Judy) Ditto of Elida and Tom (Pam) Ditto of Delphos; two “adopted daughters”, Cindy Fairburn and Brenda Goodman Klett; one sister, Evelyn M. Wrocklage of Spencerville; one brother-in-law, Bill Tuttle of Spencerville; two daughters-in-law, Jeanne Barnt of Clinton, Ky., and Phillis A. Barnt of Batesville, Ariz.; and 20 grandchildren; and many great-grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by two sons, Richard R. Barnt, Jr. and Dennis M. Barnt, Sr.; a brother, William Pavel; and a sister, Pat Tuttle.
Mrs. Ditto was a homemaker and wonderful cook and baker. She was a lifetime member of the Monticello United Brethern in Christ Church and its Women’s Missionary Society and a “Prayer Warrior” of the church.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the Monticello Church, the Reverend Andrew J. Atkins officiating. Burial will follow in the New Salem Cemetery, south of Monticello.
Family and friends may call from 4-8 p.m. on Tuesday at the Thomas E. Bayliff Funeral Home in Spencerville and after 9 a.m. Wednesday at the church.
Memorials may be made to the family.
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