Delores (Ehlers) Duncan Bridges


DELORES (EHLERS) DUNCAN BRIDGES, age 89, of Piqua, died at 2:10 PM on Tuesday August 22, 2017 at Spring Meade Health Center, Tipp City, OH. She was born in North Star, OH on November 30, 1927 to the late Walter and Alma (Davis) Ehlers. She married Harry E. Duncan on June 9, 1944. He preceded her in death in 2004. On August 7, 2005, she married Robert F. Bridges, Sr. He preceded her in death on April 7, 2013.

Delores is also survived by four sons and daughters-in-law: Ronnie and Joan Duncan, North Star, OH, Albert Duncan, Colorado Springs, CO, Robert Duncan, Dayton, OH, William and Karen Duncan, Greenville, OH; two daughters and sons-in-law: Barbara and Thomas Clarke, Piqua, OH, Paula and Ronald Cook, Greenville, OH; one step son and daughter-in-law: Bobby and Amy Bridges, Columbus, OH; one step daughter: Kimberly Bridges, Greenville, OH; one brother and sister-in-law: Robert and Rita Ehlers, North Star, OH; two sisters and brother-in-law: Norma  Keiser, Celina, OH, Darlene and Edward Pohlman, Maria Stein; eighteen grandchildren, twenty eight great grandchildren and six great great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one son: Larry Ehlers; one grandson: Zeke Ehlers; one sister: Wanda Jean Ehlers; one daughter-in-law: Linda Duncan and one brother-in-law: Paul Keiser.

Delores was a member of Transformed Life Church, Piqua.  She was a nurse’s aide for 23 years for Wynwood Nursing and Gades Nursing Home in Greenville. Delores loved bingo.

A Celebration of Delores’s life will be held on Sunday Aug. 27, 2017 at 4:00 PM at Transformed Life Church 421 Wood St. Piqua, OH. 45356 with Elder Brian T. Hamilton and Pastor Eugene Collier co-officiating. Calling hours will be 3:00-4:00 PM Sunday at the church. A graveside service will be held on Tuesday Aug. 29, 2017 at 1:00 PM at Teagarden Cemetery, Ansonia, OH. Arrangements are being handled by Melcher-Sowers Funeral Home, Piqua, OH.

Memorial contributions may be made to Ohio’s Hospice of Miami County P.O. Box 502 Troy, OH 45373.

Condolences may be expressed to the family at

  Life Celebration

Sunday August 27, 2017 at 4:00 P.M.

Transformed Life Church 421 Wood St. Piqua, OH 45356

Graveside Service Thursday August 31, 2017 at 1:00 P.M. at Teagarden Cemetery, Ansonia, OH

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Honey Whittington

Paula, and Bill sorry to hear of your loss thoughts and prayers to you and your families during this time, may your memories of your mom comfort you and bring you much laughte.

 Posted August 26, 2017 - 9:50pm
Charlene Abernathy

What a very special lady you were and I am very proud to have known you. RIP Delores and fly high with all your loved ones who went before you.

 Posted August 24, 2017 - 9:51am

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