Catherine M. “Katie” Marsh, age 85, of Lima, went peacefully to be with the Lord at 3:45 a.m., Saturday, May 14, 2011 in St. Rita’s Medical Center surrounded by her family. She was born July 31, 1925 in Lima, Ohio; the daughter of John Charles and Amelia Catherine Plescher Bechtel. Both parents are deceased. In September 1951 she married Richard Marsh who died August 9, 1968.
Katie Marsh was the owner of Elida Health Food Store from 1976 to 2006. She was a founding member of the Believers Christian Fellowship. She was a 1943 graduate of Lima St. John’s High School.
Survivors include a son – Steven (Marilyn) Marsh of Cridersville, 2 daughters – Jane (Roy) Storer of Spencerville; Cynthia (Larry) Boyd of Unicoi, TN; 3 grandchildren – Steven (Katie) Marsh; Kenneth Marsh; Jennifer Marsh; 2 sisters – Mary Catherine Rhees of Ft. Lauderdale, FL; Dorothy Mary Kelly of Miami, Florida.
She was preceded in death by 2 brothers and 4 sisters.
A private family memorial service will be held at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to Believers Christian Fellowship, 1695 Stewart Road, Lima, Ohio 45801-3209 or charity of donor’s choice.
Arrangements are by Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Cridersville.