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Arrilla (Heusch) Bauer

July 19, 1913 ~ July 28, 2019 (age 106)

Arrilla Bauer, 106, of Saint Marys, died Sunday, July 28, 2019, at Otterbein Saint Marys Retirement Community.

She was born July 19, 1913, in Saint Marys, the daughter of Arthur and Mayme (Dowty) Heusch.

She married Philip Edward Bauer on June 4, 1935, and he preceded her in death on September 18, 1983.


She is survived by her two daughters: Nancy Marritt of Saint Marys; Bette Hollman of Upper Arlington; by her four grandchildren: Doug Marritt of Celina; Phillip Marritt of Celina; Marni Hollman of Upper Arlington; Nate Hollman of Columbus.


She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband.


Mrs. Bauer was a 1930 graduate of Saint Marys Memorial High School. She graduated from Miami University. She will be remembered for her 42 year teaching career with Saint Marys City Schools. After her retirement, she continued to serve as a tutor and substitute teacher for many years.


Although it is hard for those left behind, her family is comforted that she is now in peace. Arrillla was a remarkable example of how loving, caring and wonderful a mother, grandmother, and teacher can be.


Funeral rites will be held 10:30 A.M. Saturday, August 10, 2019, at the Miller Funeral Home, 1605 Celina Road,. Private family burial rites will be held on the family plot at Elm Grove Cemetery.


Friends may call one hour prior to the service on Saturday at the funeral home, where memorial gifts may be given to the Arrrilla Bauer Memorial Fund at St. Marys Intermediate School. Condolences may be sent to Mrs. Bauer’s family via


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