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OLDEST CITIZEN OF ELMORE DIES Mrs. Mary Locrtscher, 9G, Dies; Funeral Will be Held Sunday ELMORE, Feb. 6. Last rites will be held Sunday at 2 p. m. for lis. wary Loertseher, 9G, widow f the late Jacob Loertscher, pion er merchant tailor here. Services will be in the old Loert sener home on east Rice street, where she had lived for sixty-six sixty-six sixty-six years; her pastor, the Rev. D, iVorthman, officiating, and A. II Uurmann, local funeral director in charge. Interment will be made in Union cemetery. Death, whlcn occurred In her nome Thursday night, was due to infirmities, and complications re suiting from a fall suffered several months ago. Mrs. Loertscher, the oldest cltl zen of this vicinity and one of the oldest In the county, was a native of Switzerland and came to Elmore with her husband In pioneer years of the village, when he opened a tailor shop and men's store in the building now occupied by the Northern Ohio Maytag Sales Serv. ice, continuing in business nearly half a century, until his death, 12 years ago. Mrs. Loertscher, survived only by one child, Jacob Loertscher, Jr., of Toledo, was one of the remarkable characters of the village, retain ing her mental faculties .to an un usual degree for one of her age and, until her recent fall, living alono and doing most of her own housework. She was a member of St. Paul's (formerly German) Methodist church here and was a frequent and devout attendant un til disability prevented.