Ethel Kurtz

March 12, 1923April 13, 2012

KURTZ, Ethel M., age 89 of Beavercreek Ohio, passed away on Friday, April 13, 2012 at Bethany Village. She was born on March 12, 1923, in Butler County, Morgan Township, Ohio, the daughter of Walter and Josephine (Lechauer) Raum. She graduated from Riley High School and married her husband of 67 years Clarence Kurtz, on April 29, 1941. She resided in Hamilton, Ohio until August 2006 when she moved to Beavercreek, Ohio where she was a member of St. Luke Catholic Church and the Beavercreek Senior Center. She was preceded in death by her husband in November 2008, her brother Paul Raum in November 2006, and a great grandchild (Brady Zgonina) in October 2011. Ethel leaves her sons and daughters-in-law, Art and Sylvia Kurtz of Hilton Head, SC and Don and Sherry Kurtz of Beavercreek, OH; six grandchildren: Tom (Lorie) Kurtz, Pam Zeigler, Karen (Chris) Stevenson, Julie (Joe) Zgonina, Kristina (Bryan) Tschanz, and Kevin Kurtz; seven great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. Visitation will be Wednesday morning April 18, 2012 from 9:00 – 10:00 AM at Tobias Funeral Home, 3970 Dayton-Xenia Rd. Mass of Christian Burial will be Wednesday April 18, 2012, 10:30 AM at St. Luke Catholic Church, 1440 N. Fairfield Road, Beavercreek. A brief committal ceremony will follow at 2:00 PM at St. Stephen’s Cemetery, 1314 Greenwood Avenue, Hamilton, Ohio. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of Dayton. Condolences may be expressed to her family at


  • Viewing Wednesday, April 18, 2012
  • Mass of Christian Burial Wednesday, April 18, 2012
  • Commital Service Wednesday, April 18, 2012

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April 20, 2012

Dear Family of Ethel, We extend our sympathy to all of her family. We built our home on Meadowood Way about the same time that Ethel and Clarence built their home across the street from us. We so enjoyed our many years with them as our neighbors and friends. We were sorry when they left and went to Hilton Head, then to Windsor Drive. We did visit again when they were on Windsor. We did lose touch when they moved to Beavercreek. We will always treasure our memories of them. Sincerely, Charlotte and Carl Kettman

April 18, 2012

Don, Sherry, Kris and family, You are each in our thoughts and prayers. We know that this is a dificult time but look up for your strength and you will be strengthened. Tommy & Carla Pope (Montgomery, AL)

Therese Doyle

April 17, 2012

Art & Sylvia, & all your family are in our thoughts & prayers. Joe & Terry Doyle
All of Holy Family Choir send their sympathies & prayers to you too.

George Duffield

April 17, 2012

Don, Kris, and Family we express our sympathy and hold you in our thoughts and prayers during this time of grief.

Norm and Sharon Coker

April 16, 2012

The Kurtz family is in our thoughts and prayers.