Obituaries

Joyce Elaine Morse, age 89, of Shelby died Friday August 21, 2015, at her daughter's home in Delray Beach, Florida.

Born March 6, 1926, in Willard, Ohio to Searl & Lena (Nordyke) White, she had been a Shelby area resident the majority of her life.

Joyce was a graduate of Shelby High School and was a homemaker and had worked as an underwriter for the Shelby Mutual Insurance Company.

Joyce was a member of the United Methodist Church and the Ohio Art & Crafts Guild.

She enjoyed gardening, quilting, participating in statewide Art & Craft Festivals with her husband and playing the organ.

She is survived by her daughter, Pamela (Arthur) Malernee of Delray Beach, Fl; grandchildren, Jamie (Peter) Boyd, Carrie (Shane) Callender; the lights of her life, her great grandchildren, Reese, Brie, Jack and Ivy; brother and sister-in-law, Jack and Karen White; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and in-laws; Brent Fox, her second cousin and like a son to her.

She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, James A. Morse also from Shelby and who she was married to for 49 years; her parents and one sister, Delores Johnston.

Graveside services will be held at 2:00 PM Saturday August 29, 2015 at Greenlawn Cemetery in Plymouth. Brent Fox will conduct service. Barkdull Funeral Home & Crematory is assisting the family with arrangements.

Martha Louise Akers, age 85, resident of Shelby died Monday August 24, 2015 in Crestwood Care Center.

Born April 30, 1930 in Plymouth, Ohio to George B. and Mildred G. (Jordan) Eby she was a resident of Plymouth for many years moving to Shelby in 1960. A 1948 graduate of Plymouth High School she had been employed with the National Ring and Leather Co., Ballanoff Metal Products and was employed as a LPN with Shelby Memorial Hospital from 1974-1993. She was a member of the First Lutheran Church and the Eastern Star # 153 Ritzpah Chapter. Martha enjoyed sewing, quilting, knitting and crocheting. She was a collector of tea pots and salt dips and would frequent flea markets. Her grandchildren meant the world to her and she cherished their visits.

Surviving are two daughters Nancy (John) Nickel of Freemont, Ohio Bonnita (Jay) Huss of Shelby; one son Byron A. Akers of Plymouth; grandchildren Kevin A. Snyder, Eric A. Huss, Hilary J. Wilkins, Stephanie A. Tiell, Melanie A. Wagner and John Christopher Nickel; great grandchildren Xander and Vance Wilkins, Ashley and Steven Tiell, Dylan, Jake and Jax Nickel, Lilian Huss and Makai and Lexus Lopez and Ava and Madison Wagner; nieces, nephews and other relatives.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Walter E. Akers, one brother Daniel E. Eby, one sister Donna J. Hoffman and daughter-in-law Sharon Waddles Akers. Funeral services will be held Friday August 28, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. from the Barkdull Funeral Home in Shelby. Pastor Russel Yoak of the First Lutheran Church will officiate with interment in Greenlawn Cemetery, Plymouth. Friends may call at the funeral home Thursday from 4:00-7:00 PM where Eastern Star services will be held at 7:00 PM.

Online condolences may be made at www.barkdullf uneralhome.com

Buddy A. Berberick, age 76, of Shelby died Tuesday August 25, 2015 at Brookdale Community Living in Westerville, Ohio.

Born November 14, 1938 in Plymouth, Ohio to Ted & Georgia (Mock) Berberick and has been a Shelby area resident his entire life.

Buddy was a 1956 graduate of Plymouth High School, he then worked for RR Donnelly up until his retirement.

He loved and supported the Shelby Whippets and the Cleveland Indians.

He is survived by his son, Brad (Fred Lee) Berberick of Buckeye Lake and his daughter, Teena Berberick of Columbus; his grandson, Sam McElroy and sister, Alice Bendle of Columbus.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Wayne Mathews.

Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 AM Saturday August 29, 2015 at Barkdull Funeral Home in Shelby. Gaye Shira, Lay Minister of Visitation with First Lutheran Church will officiate and internment will be held in Greenlawn Cemetery in Plymouth. Friends may call at the funeral home on Friday from 5-7 PM. Memorial expressions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association.

On line condolences may be made at www.barkdullfu neralhome.com.

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