DELPHOS, Ohio — Berdenia G. “Deenie” Utrup, 81, of Delphos, died Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017, at St. Rita’s Medical Center.

She was born March 24, 1936, in Dekalb County, Indiana, to Harry B. and Velma (Grogg) Shipe, who preceded her in death. On June 18, 1955, she married Arthur J. Utrup who also preceded her in death on Aug. 2, 2013.

Survivors include:

Sons — Gary (Raylene) Utrup of Lewisville, Texas, and Kenneth (Elizabeth) Utrup of Delphos;

Daughters — Susan (Charles) Odenweller of Lima and Sandra (Jeffrey) Marion of Fort Wayne, Indiana;

Brothers — Merritt and Billy Shipe;

Sisters — Crystal Mahoney, Barbara Horstman, Echo June Kessler, and Gloria Amstutz.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Cleo and Donald Shipe; two sisters, Clytie Connor and Jenovie Bailey; and a son, Gregory A. Utrup.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church on Friday, Dec. 1 at 9 a.m. Burial will follow at St. John’s Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 30 at Harter and Schier Funeral Home in Delphos, where a parish wake will be held at 7:45 p.m.

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