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Shirley A. Koch, 74, died at 10:44 a.m. March 23, 2012, at Lima Memorial Health System. She was born Jan. 1, 1938, in Lima to Walter S. and Edna L. Hoch Elsass. On Nov. 20, 1966, she married Martin G. Koch, who died May 23, 2001. Mrs. Koch was a homemaker. She had previously worked as a long distance operator for the Lima Telephone Co. from 1956 through 1967. She was a member of St. Luke's Lutheran Church. Survivors include a son, Carl W. Koch, of Lima; a daughter, Freda L. Koch, of Lima; a half-sister, Starla (Thomas) Huffer, of Lima; a nephew, Alex Huffer, of Lima; and a niece, Marsha Huffer, of Lima. She was also preceded in death by her parents; a stepmother, Margaret A. Elsass; and a son, Bruce M. Koch. Services wil begin at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at Eastside Chapel, Chiles-Laman Huneral Homes. The Rev. Michael Hughes will officiate. Burial will be in Memorial Park cemetery. Friends may call from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the family.

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