DELPHOS - Sandy Averesch, 74, Delphos, died at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014, at St. Rita's Medical Center, Lima.

She was born March 29, 1939 in Delphos, to the late Leander and Pricilla (Kiggins) Best. She was united in marriage to Harold C. Averesch, and he preceded her in death in 2009.
Surviving are three sons, Randy (Linda) Averesch of Van Wert, Tony (Rhonda) Averesch of Cloverdale and Gary (Cara Boruff) Averesch of Cloverdale; a daughter, Tari (Darin Leach) Tippie of Delphos; nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and a sister, Marge Bruskotter of Montana.

She was also preceded in death by two daughters, Lori and Tammy Averesch; three brothers, Ben, John and Bill Best; and three sisters, Evelyn Kraft, Ellen "Red" Fitzsimmons and Wilma Runyan.

Mrs. Averesch was a housewife. She was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Delphos and she was a former Lioness. She loved to sew and to collect dolls.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 11, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, Delphos, with Father Chris Bohnsack officiating. Burial will be in St. John's Cemetery.

Visitation will be held from 2 to 8 p.m on Friday, Jan. 10, at Harter and Schier Funeral Home in Delphos. There will be a parish wake service on Friday beginning at 7:30 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Delphos Thrift Shop.

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