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Eunice P. Niehm, 97, formerly from Sandusky and Gallipolis, Ohio, was with her Lord and Savior in Hollidaysburg on Sunday. She was born in Sandusky, Ohio to the late Roy Sr. and Julia Patterson.

On June 1, 1946, she married Bernard “Bernie” “Bud” F. Niehm. He preceded her in death on December 1, 2014.

Eunice graduated from Sandusky High School in 1943 and attended Sandusky Business College. She worked in accounting at Aluminum and Magnesium Inc. and later at New Departure in Sandusky, Ohio. She obtained her real estate license in the 1980s and worked in Gallia County.

She has volunteered her whole life with numerous organizations including the Gallipolis Garden Club and the Nature’s Garden Club at the Gallipolis Developmental Center, where she contributed to garden therapy for residents.

Eunice was a lifelong member of the Lutheran Church and a founding member of the New Life Lutheran Church in Gallipolis, Ohio. She enjoyed serving her community through a variety of civic engagements, including serving as co-president of the Arthritis Club with her late husband, Bernie.

Most importantly, through the love of her family, she was restored.

Eunice leaves two daughters, Julie (Mike) Supp from Hollidaysburg and Patricia (Matt Sterrett) Niehm from Bloomington, Illinois; six grandchildren: Benjamin, Nathaniel, Joshua, Jenna, Dustin, and Maisie; Nephews, Roy (Joyce) Patterson III and Tom (Cindy) Patterson, both from Sandusky; Niece Cyndy Koons of Ada, Ohio; and many great nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, her son Bernie F. Niehm Jr. preceded her in death; Husband of 68 years, Bernard “Bernie” “Bud” F. Niehm; Brothers Charles Patterson and Roy Patterson Jr .; Sister-in-law, Victoria “Micky” Sartor Patterson; and aunt and uncle, Edwin and Kathryn Pressler.

Friends can call at Zion Lutheran Church, 503 Columbus Ave., Sandusky, Ohio, on Wednesday, December 29, 2021, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Memorial Service. Rev. Dr. Eric L. Bodenstab and Pastor David Bowman will serve. The funeral will take place in Oakland Cemetery in Sandusky.

The arrangements are from Toft Funeral Home and Crematory, 2001 Columbus Ave., Sandusky, Ohio.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to New Life Lutheran Church, 900 Jackson Pike, Gallipolis, OH 45631; or Hospice 365, 119 S. Main Street, Carrolltown, PA 15722; or Mending Hearts Animal Rescue, PO Box 97, Hollidaysburg, PA 16648.

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