DEITCH, Mary E. (Thomas)

DEITCH, Mary E. (Thomas), 84, formerly of Martins Ferry, OH, died Monday, January 21, 2013, at Autumn Health Care of Adena.

She was born February 27, 1928, in Martins Ferry, a daughter of the late Charles D. and Opal M. (Loy) Thomas.

She worked for the former Isaly’s of Martins Ferry, and also was a former nurses aide for East Ohio Regional Hospital, Martins Ferry.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Charles E. Fox; her second husband, Raymond E. Deitch; two sons, Johnnie W. Fox and Charles E. Fox Jr.; three brothers, George, Ben, and Tom Thomas; and two sisters, Francis Perry, Clara Thomas and Linda Sole.

Surviving are a son, Andrew M. (Monica) Deitch of Harrisville, OH; two daughters, Mary F. Canter of Martins Ferry, OH, and Bonnie M. Papp of Kissimmee, FL; two daughters- in-law, Carol and Sandy Fox; 13 grandchildren; Raymond Papp, Amanda Williams, Susan L. Canter Custer, Betty J. (David) Leek, Terry F. (Carol) Canter II, Joshua M. Deitch, Sarah A. Deitch, Theresa (Steve) Meyers, Hope Parkinson, Billie Jo Fox, Louise (Don) Hall, Charlotte Polugh, and Stacey Fox; 28 great- grand children; and six great- great grandchildren.

Friends will be received at the Heslop Funeral Home, 415 Walnut St., Martins Ferry, OH, Wednesday, January 23, 2013, from 11 a.m. until time of services at 1 p.m. where Pastor Jeff Benedict will officiate. Burial follows in Holly Memorial Gardens, Pleasant Grove, OH.

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