MARY (BECKY) QUELLHORST, age 67
Of rural New Bremen, died peacefully at home, surrounded by her family, on Tuesday, January 10, 2023 at 4:35 P.M. after a tough battle with cancer. She was born on November 28, 1955 in Lima, the daughter of James D. Reinhart who survives in Wapakoneta, and the late Evelyn M. (Buchanan) Reinhart. On October 15, 1977, she married Thomas W. Quellhorst, who survives in New Bremen. Also surviving are her children: Matthew and Jennifer Quellhorst of Reedsville, WI, Sarah Quellhorst of New Knoxville, Amanda and Tau Edwards of New Bremen; her grandchildren: Ariyah, Makena, and Cailyn Pfenning, Jaxon and Dallas Edwards. Also left to cherish her memory are her siblings: Deborah (Stanley) Brown of St. Marys, Janna (Erik) Hirschfeld of New Bremen, and David (Dawn) Reinhart of Botkins, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Becky graduated as the Valedictorian of her class in 1974 from Jackson Center High School. She then went on to attend the Miami Valley School of Nursing where she graduated as a Registered Nurse in 1977. She began her career as a surgical nurse at Lima Memorial Hospital and then worked at the Joint Twp. Dist. Memorial Hospital in St. Marys for 42 years before retiring in 2020. Tom and Becky enjoyed taking family trips to their house down at Norris Lake, and also taking road trips to Wisconsin and during the Covid shut down, traveled to many ice cream shops. Becky was talented pianist and organist as a member of St. Paul United Church of Christ in New Bremen. She used her musical talents as a substitute organist for many years. She also had been a member of the choir, the bell choir, a past member of church council, and substitute organist at other area churches. She loved to golf with family and friends and she also enjoyed gardening, baking, and attending county fairs. Becky truly valued her family and spending time with her grandchildren was her favorite. She loved to have teaching moments with each of them and enjoyed baking with them and attending their various activities.
Funeral Services to celebrate her life will be held on Monday, January 16, 2023 at 10:30 A.M. at St. Paul United Church of Christ in New Bremen with Rev. Becky Erb Strang officiating. The services will also be live-streamed on the church’s Facebook page. Interment will follow in the German Protestant Cemetery of New Bremen. Calling Hours will be held on Sunday, January 15, 2023 from 3:00 until 7:00 P.M. at the Gilberg-Hartwig Funeral Home in New Bremen, and again one hour prior to the services on Monday at the church. Memorial contributions in memory of Becky can be made to Grand Lake Hospice (1122 E. Spring Street, St. Marys, Ohio 45885) or to the charity of the donor’s choice. Online condolences to the family can be left on the funeral home website at www.gilberghartwigfh.com.
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Dean & Kate Hartwig saysJanuary 12, 2023 at 1:18 pm
I worked with Becky for many years in Surgical Services at JTDMH. What a fabulous nurse and mentor! She will be deeply missed. Our sincerest condolences to her entire family and all who knew and loved her!
Beverly Gerber saysJanuary 12, 2023 at 1:27 pm
Our sincerest condolences to Tom, Matthew, Sarah, Amanda and the rest of the family. Prayers that you will all feel God’s comfort and hope in this difficult time. Bev and Jeff Gerber
Roger and Cheryl Barlage saysJanuary 12, 2023 at 2:43 pm
Our sympathy to the family 🙏
Tim and Vicki May saysJanuary 15, 2023 at 10:02 am
Tom & Family.
We extended our very deepest sympathy and prayers to the entire family. Becky will certainly be missed but never forgotten.
Deb Gruebmeyer saysJanuary 12, 2023 at 3:55 pm
Our sympathies to Tom and the family. RIP Becky.🙏🙏
Don & Robin Bark saysJanuary 12, 2023 at 7:58 pm
Tom and family. We’re so sorry to hear of the passing of Becky. Please know you’re in our thoughts and prayers.
Rick Schoby saysJanuary 12, 2023 at 9:36 pm
My sincerest condolences in the loss of Becky. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
Alice Hartwig saysJanuary 13, 2023 at 11:42 am
Tom and family, my most sincere and deepest sympathy to you. I don’t think I ever saw Becký without a big smile. That smile will surely be missed.
Barb Ahlers/Renner saysJanuary 13, 2023 at 6:02 pm
Dear Tom and family: Please accept my heartfelt sympathy in the loss of Becky. Sending prayers to you.
Diane Fark Fisher saysJanuary 13, 2023 at 9:28 pm
Tom & family, you have my deepest sympathy. 🙏
Ericka Crosley saysJanuary 14, 2023 at 10:54 am
My condolences to the entire family. I believe my grandmother, Laverne, was Melvins cousin. Sending love and prayers.
Sharon Wale saysJanuary 14, 2023 at 3:13 pm
Deepest sympathy to Tom and all of your family. Becky was a special friend and I will miss her so much. I am very sorry that I am unable to attend the services due to my recent surgery. Sending my love to each of you. May God comfort you all
Brenda Siefring saysJanuary 15, 2023 at 11:28 am
Our sympathies to Tom and the entire family. Becky was always a light to be around — she will be missed by so many. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.
Brenda and Craig Siefring
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