Altha Burch

Altha Burch, age 91, of Fostoria, passed away Friday, March 7, 2014 at Fostoria Community Hospital.
She was born November 26, 1922 in Fostoria to the late Ernest and Daisy (Davis) Newman.
Surviving are her children, James “Michael” of Wilmington, DE, David, Robert, Crystal and Bonnie, all of Toledo, and Fredrika of Findlay; 17 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; and numerous great-great grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by a son, John Franklin; and brothers, Neil and Edward.
Altha was a former member of Christ Temple, Fostoria. She loved to spend time alone and read. She enjoyed all sorts of music, although she was raised on country and western.
Altha was a cashier for Ohio Power, retiring in 1989 after almost eleven years of service. She had also been a private secretary for another company in Toledo.
Visitation will be held from 10-11 a.m. Wednesday, March 12, 2014 at MANN-HARE-HOENING FUNERAL HOME, 407 N. Countyline St., Fostoria.
Private burial will follow at Fountain Cemetery, Fostoria.
Memorial contributions are requested to the charity of the donor’s choice.
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