ROCKFORD, Ohio — Naomi Lucille Counterman, 91, of Rockford, Ohio, died Tuesday evening, Jan. 29, 2019, at the Laurels of Shane Hill in Rockford. She was born April 15, 1927, at home in Hopewell Township, Mercer County, Ohio, the daughter of Raymond Edward and Ocie Mae (Wurster) Smith. Both are deceased.

On April 17, 1948, she married Edwin Counterman, who preceded her in death on May 18, 1989.

Survivors include:

Children — Duane (Diane) Counterman and Pamela (John) Stapleton, both of Rockford

Sister — Wilma Houts of Celina

Brother-in-law — Gene Counterman, Convoy, Ohio

Sisters-in-law — Marie Schnarre and Mary Hull, both of Celina, and a former sister-in-law, Joann Counterman, also of Celina.

One brother, Ronald Smith is deceased.

Funeral services will be held this Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019, at 2 p.m., at Ketcham-Ripley Funeral Home in Rockford, Ohio, with Pastor Tom Brunstrup officiating. Burial will follow in Riverside Cemetery, Rockford. Friends may call on Saturday at the funeral home, one hour prior to the service.

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