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Alice M. Bitler

Alice M. Bitler, 83, of Amanda, passed away Tuesday, October 11, 2016.  She was born March 6, 1933 in Lancaster and was the daughter of the late Earl and Laura Poling.  Alice was a 1951 graduate of Lancaster High School.  She was a member of the Amanda United Methodist Church, The “Lunch Bunch” and chair volleyball team.
Alice is survived by her husband of 63 years, James J. Bitler; children, Lori Engelhardt, Diane (Daniel) Graves, Mark Bitler and Todd Bitler and friend, Candi Stoer; brother, Herb (Pat) Poling; 7 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren and nieces and nephews.  Preceded in death by her sisters, Margaret, Mildred, Vivian, Annabelle and Hazel and a brother, Harley.
Funeral services will be held 2:30 p.m. Friday at the Taylor Funeral Home in Amanda with Pastor Terry Borah officiating.  Burial will follow in Amanda Twp. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 1:00 p.m. until time of service on Friday.
The family would like to thank Betty and Ron and Betty’s Elderly Care for their compassionate care and to Emmy, Mary and Jennifer with OhioHealth Hospice.

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I will always remember Aunt Alice as such a sweet, bright and outgoing person.  She loved her family and taking care of them especially as an excellent cook who loved tending her vegetable garden with Uncle Joe.  My comfort is knowing she is with her family again who have already gone ahead, especially Mom.  My condolences to all.  Love, Cathy

Cathy Kessler Oct 20 2016 12:00 AM

My sincerest condolences to the family.  I remember Alice from growing up in Amanda.  Jim was a great buddy to my grandpa Vic Young.  So sorry for the loss of a sweet woman.  Thoughts and prayers to the entire family.

Jennifer Swisher Bennett Oct 12 2016 12:00 AM