Our deepest sympathies to the family of Ethel F. Stegemoller

Ethel F. Stegemoller, 98, of Versailles passed away at 2:15pm Sunday, December 27, 2015 at her home. She was born in Cincinnati on October 15, 1917 the daughter of Henry and Mary Neihouse Busch. She was married to Fred Ensminger who was killed in action during WWII. She then married Henry Stegemoller on October 22, 1948 and he preceded her in death on January 1, 1986. Survivors include one daughter Mary Ensminger of Versailles; two sons Alan Stegemoller of North Venice, Florida, and Jerry (Joye) Stegemoller of Cincinnati; two grandchildren Jason Stegemoller of Cincinnati and Jenny (Brian) Riddle also of Cincinnati; two great-grandchildren Jonathan and Zachary Riddle. She was also preceded in death by her parents, her brother Walter Busch, and her sister Esther Dean. Mrs. Stegemoller was a 1935 graduate of Osgood High School. In her younger years Ethel had worked for the Union Central Insurance Company in Cincinnati and after marriage and the arrival of her children she became a full time homemaker. She was known in Versailles for her beautiful roses and enjoyed gardening and playing cards. She was also an avid bowler. Ethel was a member of the Versailles American Legion Auxiliary and also the St. Paul Lutheran Church at Olean where she participated in the Ladies Aid. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, December 31st at 2pm at the St. Paul Lutheran Church in Olean with Pastor Curtis Black officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 1pm until time of services at the church. Memorials may be given to the St. Paul Cemetery or Rescue 69 in care of the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles.

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