Edith Lorena Rothenbuhler, 64, of Lakeside-Marblehead, crossed over Monday, Feb. 23, 2009, at Magruder Hospital.
Edith was born on Oct. 9, 1944, daughter of the late Samuel and Virginia (Wehneman) Whitman, in Piqua, Ohio.
She was a graduate of Troy High School, Maumee Valley School of Nursing, and Toledo University/Medical College of Ohio. A life-long RN, Edith worked at Maumee Valley Hospital, Toledo Hospital, St. Luke's Hospital and Magruder Hospital. She also taught nursing at Owens Community College, worked at Stein Hospice in Sandusky, and was a parish nurse serving the Lakeside Association.
She married Marvin Rothenbuhler, March 29, 1969. They raised two children in Maumee and later relocated to the Marblehead Peninsula, where they ran a bed-and-breakfast, Rothenbuhler's Guest House in Lakeside for 25 years.
While living in Lakeside, Edith was active in the community, serving on the Lakeside Association Board of Trustees from 1986 to 1994. She also assisted for many years with the Lakeside prayer breakfast.
She had a special love for cats, and also enjoyed needlework, gardening, music, reading and winter trips to Florida.
She is survived by her husband, Marvin; their son, Rick (Shelly) Rothenbuhler of Grosse Pointe Park, Mich.; daughter, Lorena (Kent) Schloneger of Orrville, Ohio; grandchildren, Josh and Ethan Rothenbuhler, and Anna, Ben and Laura Schloneger. Also surviving is Edith's aunt, Dorothy (Bill) Flick, of Piqua; sister-in-law, Anne (Richard) Doerfler of Toledo; and many cousins, nieces and nephews, and the family's "big brown beautiful dog" Kobe.
The family wishes to extend their heartfelt thanks to the Lakeside Fire Department Rescue Squad and the emergency room staff at Magruder Hospital.
Friends may call 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Thursday in Neidecker, LeVeck & Crosser Funeral Home, Peninsula Chapel, 7755 East Harbor Road, Marblehead. Friends may also call from 1 p.m. Friday until services at 2 p.m. in St. Paul Lutheran Church of Danbury. The Revs. Chris Young and Larry Houff will officiate. Burial will be private.
Memorials may be made to the Lakeside Volunteer Fire Department or the Lakeside Association's Chaplain's Fund.
Condolences may be shared at neideckerleveckcrosser.com.