Fairy Etta Sterling, 89, of Delphos passed away at 5:18 p.m. on Wednesday at Vancrest Healthcare Center. She was born on Jan. 25, 1923, in Delphos to Daniel and Opal (Carmean) Cross, who preceded her in death. She was united in marriage to George Sterling, who survives in Delphos. Survivors also include a son, Richard (Becky) Auer of Delphos; five daughters, Carol (Jerry) Hirn of Delphos, Dianna (Norman) Mullenhour of Kentucky, Shirley (Everett) Hall of Coldwater, Patty (Harley) Duncan of Van Wert and Mitzi (Dave) Huffine of Van Wert; one sister, Dorothy Coulter of Delphos; two stepsons, Max Douglas Sterling of Dayton and Donald Anthony Sterling of St. Marys; one half brother, Roger (Shirley) Diltz of Delphos; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by a son, Gary Auer; a daughter, Sue Ann Kohorst; and a sister, Donna Cross. Mrs. Sterling worked for Ohio Decorative Products in Spencerville. She enjoyed quilting, crocheting, unique woodworking and her flower garden. She also loved art and was a very creative and talented artist. She was a member of The Delphos Wesleyan Church. Services will begin at noon on Saturday at Harter and Schier Funeral Home, with Pastor Wayne Prater officiating. Burial will be at a later date. Visitation will be held Saturday from 10 a.m to noon at Harter and Schier Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to the family.
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