Rosemary C. Clouse, 86, of 5622 W. CR 6, New Riegel, died Saturday, January 18, 2003, at Toledo Hospital. She was born October 25, 1916, in Alvada, to William and Lucy (Fraley) Kauffman. She married Carl Clouse on January 12, 1939, at St. Peter's Catholic Church in Alvada. He preceded her in death December 31, 2002.
Mrs. Clouse is survived by 10 children: Theresa (Jerry) Gable, Marge (John) Kirian, Mary A. (Barry) Wines, Bob Clouse, Mike (Therese) Clouse, Carol (Bill) Kinn, Ken Clouse, Lenny Clouse, Norm Clouse, and Deb Monday; 24 Grandchildren and 13 Great Grandchildren; 3 brothers, Joe Kauffman, Eugene Kauffman, and Donald Kauffman; and 2 sisters, Mrs. Clara Kramer and Mrs. Mary Ann Stover.
She was preceded in death by 6 siblings: Carl Kauffman, Paul (Bud) Kauffman, Esther Kauffman, Ruth Durdel, Rita Hoover, and Helen Topel.
Mrs. Clouse received her education at St. Peter's in Alvada. She was a homemaker, and she enjoyed playing cards, bingo, baking and gardening. She and her husband lived on their family farm for all but three years of their 64 years together. Mrs. Clouse was a member of St. Nicholas Church in Frenchtown and its Rosary-Altar Society, where she served as a past officer. She was a member of the local Catholic Knights of Ohio, Branch 52, and the American Legion Auxiliary #354. Mrs. Clouse was also a member of the Seneca Pow-Wows Farm Bureau Advisory Groups. She served on the Seneca Township Election Board for many years.
A Wake Service will take place at 8:30 p.m., Tuesday. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Nicholas Rosary Altar Society, the Catholic Knights of Ohio Vocation Fund, or a charity of the Donor's Choice.