Miriam E. Holzapfel, 93, of Wellston, passed away on Monday, August 17, 2020, at the Jenkins Care Community in Wellston. She was born on November 26, 1926, in Dayton, Ohio, daughter of the late George and Donna (Martin) Keim. Miriam was a strong, competent, “roll up your sleeves” type of lady who along with her husband, Andy, raised five children. A highly active individual she was previously a member of the Wellston Historical Society, the Altar and Rosary guilds at her church, the local mother’s club, several card playing groups, and an herb club. She had wonderful abilities while working in her kitchen and could always be found cooking, canning, and baking for church dinners, fundraisers, or BINGO. Some of her specialties include Lemon Meringue and Rhubarb pies. In addition, she sewed, gardened, and painted. A true homemaker who always put others’ needs before her own. She will be greatly missed by many.
She is survived by her children: Andy (Cori) Holzapfel, Bill (Luwana) Holzapfel, Barbara (George) Edwards, Beth (Ron) Frazee, and Donna (Tim) Wojdacz; as well as 10 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, Miriam was preceded in death by her husband, Andy Jr., in 2004; a brother, Bill Keim, and one grandchild.
A Mass of Christian Burial celebrating Miriam’s life will be held on Saturday, August 22, 2020, at 10:00 a.m. in Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Wellston, with Father Nic Ventura as celebrant. Burial will follow in Mount Calvary Catholic Cemetery, Wellston.
The family will receive friends on Friday, August 21, 2020, at R.M. Williams Funeral Service, 120 W. Broadway St., from 7 to 8 p.m., with praying the rosary commencing at 8 p.m.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions in Miriam’s name may be made to Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, 227 S. New York Ave., Wellston, Ohio 45692 or the Humane Society of Jackson County, PO BOX 1, Jackson, Ohio 45640
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Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church
227 South New York Avenue, Wellston OH 45692
Humane Society of Jackson County
PO Box 1, Jackson OH 45640