Sunday, June 19, 2011

Hilda Kleinhenz Creeden - Sunday's Obituary

From the Dayton Daily News, January 28, 1990:

CREEDEN, Hilda B., 86, of Centerville, died Friday, January 26 at Kettering Medical Center. She was a member of the Women's Auxiliary of the Incarnation Church. Survivors include her husband of 52 years, Robert F., and a step-son, Tim Creeden of FL. Mass of Christian Burial 11 a.m. Monday at the Church of the Incarnation. Interment Calvary Cemetery. Friends may visit with family at the Routsong Funeral Home, 81 N. Main St., Centerville, Monday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers, friends may make contributions to the Heart Fund.

Hilda was my step-grandmother. She was born in 1903 in Mercer County, Ohio and her maiden name was Kleinhenz. She contracted tuberculosis in her 20's and had a long recovery at a sanitorium in New Mexico. She was told that she wouldn't live to see 30, so did quite well to make it to 86 years old! She married my grandfather Robert Creeden on August 24, 1937 in Cleveland, OH and they made their home in Dayton, OH.

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