OTTOVILLE – Edith Knippen, 64, of Ottoville died 1:45 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014 at her residence.  She was born Jan. 15, 1950 in Lima to the late Arnold and Agnes (Kahle) Niemeyer.  On September 25, 1971 she married Robert Knippen, who survives.

      She is also survived by her children:  Amy Reusch of New Albany, Dawn (Jeff) Roth of Mishawaka, IN and Jason Knippen of Bellbrook; 4 grandchildren:  Austin Reusch and Joshua, Dylan and Natalie Roth; 3 sisters:  Judy Niemeyer of Topsail, NC, Carol (Jim) Gerdeman of Toledo and Barb (Bob) Hamel of Fort Jennings; and 2 brothers:  Gary (Janet) Niemeyer of Kalida and Kevin (Julie) Niemeyer of Hamler.

      Edith loved to sew and retired as a seamstress from Drapery Stitch, Delphos.  She was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Ottoville its Altar Rosary Society.  She was also a member of the Fort Jennings American Legion Ladies Auxiliary.  She loved to travel and spend time with her grandchildren and enjoyed sewing things for them.  She liked watching the Cincinnati Reds, but everything surrounding the holidays was her favorite. She began shopping for her family early in the year and by Thanksgiving she was wrapping the many gifts she lovingly found for them and cooking and baking the days away.

      A Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, Sept. 1, 2014 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Ottoville with Father Jerome Schetter officiating.  Burial will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Ottoville.  Visitation will be Sunday from 2 to 8 p.m. at LOVE-HEITMEYER FUNERAL HOME, Jackson Township where a scripture service will be held at 1:45 p.m.   

     Contributions may be made to St. Rita’s Hospice or to the American Cancer Society.  Condolences may be expressed at