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CAROLINE L. (GRITZMAKER) COUNTS, 85, of Sidney passed away Saturday, October 5, 2019 at 2:12 AM at Ohio Living Dorothy Love. She was born on February 25, 1934 in Kettlersville, Ohio, the daughter of the late Elmer and Leona (Kettler) Gritzmaker. On April 11, 1953, Caroline married David W. Counts, who preceded her in death August 1, 2016.
She is survived by four children, Andy (Michele) Counts of Sidney, Karin (Ed) Bok of Anna, Ellen (Dan) Wehrman of Ft. Loramie and Nate Counts of McCartyville; thirteen grandchildren; six great-grandchildren and two sisters, Velma Billing and Thelma Lachey both of Anna. Caroline was preceded in death by grandson, Mitchell Counts.
Mrs. Counts retired after many years working as a Bank Teller. Caroline was a 1952 graduate of Anna High School. She enjoyed knitting, playing the piano and making homemade taffy for her family. Caroline liked watching the Cincinnati Reds and her grandkids play sports. She was a longtime member of St. Paul Lutheran Church where she played the organ.
A Memorial Service will be held Thursday October 10, 2019 at 10 AM at St. Paul Lutheran Church 301 E. State St Botkins, OH 45306 with Pastor Charla Grieves officiating. Burial will be at Loramie Valley Cemetery in Botkins, Ohio. Friends may visit Wednesday, October 9, 2019 from 6 PM - 8 PM at Cromes-Edwards Funeral Home 302 S. Main Ave Sidney. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions may be made to the Botkins Education Foundation in Caroline's memory. Condolences may be expressed to the Counts family at our website, www.cromesfh.com