DEFIANCE — Janice Diller-Otto, 84, passed away peacefully to be with the Lord on Wednesday, July 16, 2014.

Janice was born March 28, 1930 in Leipsic to Charles and Mary (Dukes) Nemire. She graduated from Blanchard High School, Gilboa in 1948. She married Robert (Bob) R. Diller in 1950. Bob passed away in 1984. Janice married Kenneth L. Otto in 1988. Kenneth passed away in 2008.

Janice worked at the Putnam County Courthouse, Leipsic Bank, and drove school bus for Columbus Grove Schools before moving to Ayersville in 1966. She retired from Defiance College.

Janice was preceded in death by her husbands, Robert and Kenneth and her parents, Charles and Mary Nemire.

She is survived by sons, Charles (Angie) Diller of Lawrenceville, Georgia, and Mark ( Keeta) Diller of Ayersville and a daughter, Robin (Kurt) Kratzer of Lebanon, Tennessee, a sister, Barbara Wentz of Leipsic; grandchildren, Elizabeth Diller, Emily Rumble, Sean Diller, Scott Diller, Mindi Boggs, Derek Diller, Keri Gill, Kristi McGowan and Kali Morrison; and 7 1//2 great grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Monday, July 21, at 11 am in Ayersville United Methodist Church, with Rev. Clarence Dinnen officiating. Burial was in Ayersville Cemetery.

Arrangements were handled by Schaffer Funeral Home, Defiance.

Memorials may be made to The Defiance College or CHP Defiance Area Hospice Inpatient Center.

Online condolences may be left at www.schafferfh.com.


( Keeta) Diller, Ayersville, Ohio and a daughter, Robin (Kurt) Kratzer,
Lebanon, Tennessee, a sister, Barbara Wentz, Leipsic, Ohio. Grandchildren
Elizabeth Diller, Emily Rumble,  Sean Diller, Scott Diller, Mindi Boggs,
Derek Diller, Keri Gill, Kristi McGowan, Kali Morrison. 7 1/2 Great
Grandchildren.

Visitation will be on Sunday, July 20, 2014, from 2-8 pm at Schaffer Funeral
Home, Defiance, and one hour (10-11 am) prior to services on Monday at the
church.  Funeral services will be held Monday, July 21, 2014, at 11:00 am in
Ayersville United Methodist Church, with Rev. Clarence Dinnen officiating.
Burial will follow in Ayersville Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to The Defiance College or CHP Defiance Area Hospice
Inpatient Center.

Online condolences may be left at www.schafferfh.com.