Alice Louise (Barkimer) Blockberger

Born: Thu., May 26, 1927
Died: Sat., Jan. 12, 2019


2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Tue., Jan. 15, 2019
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Tue., Jan. 15, 2019
Location: Hartman Sons Funeral Home

Funeral Service

1:00 PM Wed., Jan. 16, 2019
Location: First Presbyterian Church

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Columbus Grove, Ohio

Alice Louise Blockberger, 91, died Saturday, January 12, 2019, at her daughter's home.  She was born May 26, 1927, in Columbus Grove, to Clarence and Myrtle (Featheringill) Barkimer.  They both preceded her in death.

On January 27, 1951, she married Robert L. Blockberger.  He preceded her in death on February 19, 1999.

Alice is survived by two daughters, Kay (Jack) Ruen of Columbus Grove and Sue (Tom) Blockberger-Miller of Cincinnati; four grandchildren, Tara Ruen, Jack "J.J." Ruen, Jr., Ali Miller and T.J. Miller; five great grandchildren, Grayson and Kennedy Flores, Gabbie Page, and Carson and Kiera Ruen.

She is preceded in death by four brothers, Clarence Barkimer, Jr., Richard (Luella) Barkimer, Charles (Ruth) Barkimer and Robert (Mary Ellen)Barkimer; three sisters, Eula (John) Riggenbach, Mary (Gladwin) Smith and Lois (Charles) Van Brunt; and in-laws, Harry (Virginia) Blockberger, Elmer (Grace) Blockberger, Irvin (Cay) Blockberger, Gordon (Doris) Best and Dolores Blockberger.

Alice was a graduate of Columbus Grove High School, class of 1945.  She was the secretary for the former Bordon's Dairy of Columbus Grove and the Clerk-Treasurer for the Village of Columbus Grove, retiring after 30 years. She was a volunteer for several years at Columbus Grove School and St. Rita's Medical Center, Lima.

Alice was a member of the former First Presbyterian Church, Columbus Grove, where she had served as both an Elder and Church Treasurer.  Alice enjoyed reading, working in her flower gardens and especially loved spending time with her family.

Services will begin at 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, January 16, 2019, at Turner Hall, formerly First Presbyterian Church, Columbus Grove.  Pastor  Geoff Eubank will officiate with burial to follow in Truro Cemetery, Columbus Grove.

Friends may call 2:00-4:00 & 6:00-8:00 p.m., Tuesday, January 15, 2019, at Hartman Sons Funeral Home and one hour prior to the service on Wednesday, January 16, 2019, at Turner Hall, formerly First Presbyterian Church, Columbus Grove.

Memorial contributions may be made to Putnam County Library, Columbus Grove Branch; Interim Hospice, 3475 Shawnee Rd., Suite 108, Lima, Ohio  45806; or Donors Choice.

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Mark Wert
   Posted Sun January 13, 2019
I'm so sorry to hear this news. Your mom was always a fixture in the village offices. She also was a good friend to my mom.

Bryan parish.
   Posted Mon January 14, 2019
I am so very sorry for your loss.

Barbara and Clarke Richmire
   Posted Mon January 14, 2019
Dearest Sue and Kay:
I remember your mama from when I was a child. She was always kind and patient and caring- truly a sweet Christian woman who cared deeply for her family and community. May she rest in peace. Memories are precious. Wishing you comfort and strength now and forever.

Lori Enochs
   Posted Mon January 14, 2019
My thoughts and prayers go out to you and all of your family.

Joanne Sorensen
   Posted Mon January 14, 2019
Thinking of you and your family. Alice was truly an awesome and amazing person.

Sue Huggins
   Posted Mon January 14, 2019
Sue - I am very sorry to hear of your loss. I will keep you and your family in my prayers. God Bless you and your family!

Lisa Lee
   Posted Tue January 15, 2019
So very sorry for your loss. I had the privilege of working with Alice at the City Building and I will always have good memories of that. Praying for you and your family at this time. Enjoy the memories.

Kim Schroeder
   Posted Tue January 15, 2019
Kay, Jack and family: Alice was like another Grandma to our kids when we were neighbors. She was such a great lady. You have our deepest sympathy.

Stacey Laubenthal
   Posted Wed January 16, 2019
Kay- My sincere sympathy

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