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Friday, December 27, 2013 9:05 PM

Sept. 22, 1919-Dec. 27, 2013


Rita Jane (Bertling) Daley, 94, of Lima passed away at 1 a.m. Friday at Lima Manor, Lima.

She was born Sept. 22, 1919, in Muntanna to George William & Mabel (Kestley) Bertling, who preceded her death.

On Feb. 22, 1946, Rita married Gerald P. Daley, who preceded her in death on April 19, 1995.

Surviving are two children, Kevin M. (Janis) Daley and Sr. Kevin Patrice Daley, both of Lima; three grandchildren, Brian Patrick Olsen, Michael G. Engberg and Audrey M. (Toby) Adams; and two great-grandchildren, Arick and Gunner Engberg.

She is also preceded in death by her daughter, Kathleen Olsen; sister, Rosemary Miller; and her two brothers, James F. Bertling and William J. Bertling.

Mrs. Daley was receptionist for Foy Johnston Paints for 14 years and then H & R Block for 25 years. She was a 1938 graduate of St. John’s High School. She was a member of St. Rose Catholic Church, its Altar Rosary Society, Knights of Columbus #2661 Loyalty Ladies and a past president, Daughters of Isabella, Our Lady of Perpetual Help and a past president, Women’s Democratic Club, Benevolent & Protective Order of Elks, #54, Fraternal Order of Eagles, Aerie 370, Moose Lodge #199, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1275 Auxiliary all of Lima and the Amity Bridge Club, Delphos. She was an avid card player.

Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 11 a.m. Monday at St. Rose Catholic Church, Lima, Fr. David Ross officiating. Burial will follow in Gethsemani Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Sunday at Siferd-Orians Funeral Home, Lima, where a Parish Wake service will be held at 4 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Rose School or to her family.

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