Madelyn L. Fruth, 85, of Republic, passed away Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at her home.
            She was born Sept. 21, 1928, in Adams Twp., Seneca County, to John H. and Edna L. (Britner) Ohler.  She married George E.  Fruth March 14, 1948 in Republic, and he survives in Republic.
Other survivors include two sons, Michael (Cecilia) Fruth and Thomas (Lisa) Fruth both of Republic, four daughters, Linda Conn of Mukwonago, Wisconsin, Christine (Carl) Gable of Ottawa, Kathleen (Thomas) Fries of Republic, and Edna “Susie” (William) Robinson of Alliance, Twenty-two grandchildren, fifty-one great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by two sisters, Nancy Stockdale, and Margaret Aichholz, four brothers, Hilton, Charles, John, and Paul Ohler.
Madelyn was a 1946 graduate of Scipio-Republic High School, a member of Reed Council #31 Seneca Co. Farm Bureau, served for 22 years, on the Red Cross Bloodmobile, and for 20 years as an election poll worker in Reed Twp.
Her funeral will begin at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, April 12, 2014, at Republic United Church of Christ, 312 South Madison Street Republic, with Pastor Darla Metz officiating. Burial will follow at Farewell Retreat Cemetery, Republic.
Visitation will be 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Friday at the Lindsey-Olds Funeral Home, 3085 South SR. 19 Bloomville.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Miller Conservation Farm, or to the Seneca East Public Library.
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