Obituaries

Bernard C. Miller, age 95, resident of Shelby, died Tuesday, October 21, 2014, in MedCentral/Shelby Hospital.

Born May 22, 1919 in rural Bellevue, Ohio to Charles and Susanna (Diddion) Miller he had been a resident of Shelby since 1946. He was employed with Buchman Electrical Construction Company as a journeyman electrician retiring in 1983.

Mr. Miller was a member of the Knights of Columbus, V.F.W. Post #291 and a 61 year member of IBEW Local #688. A veteran of the U.S. Army, he served during WWII in the African and European campaigns.

Bernard was an amazing man who made a point with very few words. He was a man of great faith and a member of Most Pure Heart of Mary Catholic Church, A man of immeasurable character and integrity he was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandpa. His family was his life. He enjoyed working outdoors and cooking and eating were his passion. He will be sadly missed by all who experienced his love.

Surviving are his wife of 68 years, Dorothy J. (Presler) Miller, whom he wed September 17, 1946; his children, Linda Pifer of Mansfield; Gloria (John) McCready of Lexington, Dennis (Lynne Stentz) Miller of Shelby and Karen (Steve) Donnenwirth of Shelby; four grandchildren, Heather (Brent) Armstrong of Shelby, Melanie (Kevin) Yale of New Jersey, Michelle (Eric) Huddleston of Virginia, and Melissa (Jason) Koob of California; eight great-grandchildren, his sister-in-law, Margie Campbell of Bellevue, many nieces and nephews and their families.

He was preceded in death by his son-in-law, Fred Pifer, six brothers and four sisters, Clarence, Alfred, Viola, Olivia, Robert, Arthur, LaVerne, Julius, Mary Ann and Howard.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10:00 AM Saturday, October 25, 2014 at the Most Pure Heart of Mary Catholic Church. Father James Sanford will officiate with interment in Most Pure Heart of Mary Cemetery where military honors will be provided by the Joint Veterans Burial Council. Friends may call at the Barkdull Funeral Home in Shelby on Friday from 4:00 to 7:00 PM. Memorial expressions may be made to the Most Pure Heart of Mary Church and Crestwood Care Center.

On line condolences may be made at www.barkdullfu neral home.com

Alice M. Jaqueth, age 68 of Forest died on Tuesday Oct. 21, 2014 at 2:01pm at Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus, OH. She was born Sept. 2, 1946 in Shelby, OH to Leonard and Edna (Schroeder) Kreinbrink. She married Dennis Jaqueth on June 14, 1980 and he survives in Forest, OH.

Mrs. Jaqueth is survived by 3 daughters Renee (Arthur) Evans, Baltimore; MD, Ellie (Kyle) Agar, Arvada; CO, Christine (Angela Mason) Jaqueth, Cleveland; OH, a son Benjamin Jaqueth, Frederick, MD, 2 brothers Jerry Kreinbrink, Tiro, OH, Nick Kreinbrink, Shelby, OH, 3 sisters, Sister Mary Stephan, SND, Toledo, OH, Helen Boes, Upper Sandusky; OH, Carolyn Chaney, Centerville, OH.

Mrs. Jaqueth graduated from Notre Dame Academy in 1964 and received her Bachelors Degree from Ashland University. She furthered her education at Bowling Green State University and obtained her Masters in Education. Mrs. Jaqueth became a reading specialist in the Shelby and Crestline areas. When her children arrived she became a homemaker, helped on the family farm and was a child care provider. She then became a substitute teacher in all area schools and a nurse's aid at the former Wyandot Manor.

Mrs. Jaqueth was a member of St. Mary's Chapel, Kirby where she was a former member of the Rosary Altar Society. She was a member of the Forest Red Hat Society and the Forest Library Book Club. For hobbies she enjoyed the outdoors, dancing, painting, and gardening. Mrs. Jaqueth was proud of acquiring her private pilot licenses. Her giving, caring and compassionate nature will be greatly missed by all who loved her.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday Oct. 25, 2014 at 10:00am in St. Mary's Chapel, Kirby with Father J.R. Hadnagy O.F.M. Conv. officiating. Burial will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery, Kirby. Visitation will be on Friday Oct. 24, 2014 from 4-8pm in Bringman Clark Funeral Home with a prayer service at 3:30pm. Memorial contributions may be made to Transfiguration of the Lord Catholic Church or Bethel Ministries in care of Bringman Clark Funeral Home 226 E. Wyandot Ave. Upper Sandusky, OH 43351. Visit www.BringmanClark.com to view the Life Tribute DVD, send a condolence or share a memory.

Mary Foreman, age 96, former Shelby resident, died Wednesday, October 22, 2014 in Levine Dickson Hospice House, Charlotte, North Carolina.

Born August 11, 1918 in Caney, KY to Wes and Cornelia (Salyers) Lykins, she had been a Shelby resident the majority of her life moving to North Carolina in 1990.

Mrs. Foreman was formerly employed with Ohio Steel Tube/Copperweld, Pioneer Rubber in Willard and Cornell's IGA. She attended Shelby Church of the Nazarene and Philadelphia Presbyterian Church, Mint Hill, NC.

Survivors include her children, Jack (Jane) Foreman of Charlotte, NC, Jim (Nancy) Ramey of Greer, SC, and Donna (Richard) Phelps of Bucyrus; her sister, Jewel Adams of Willard, numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Willard Foreman in 1996, one grandchild, Brad Ramey; one great-grandchild, Savannah Phelps and 12 siblings.

Funeral services will be held 12:30 PM Saturday, October 25, 2014 at the Barkdull Funeral Home in Shelby. Reverend Cindi Nigh, her granddaughter, will officiate with interment in Maple Grove Cemetery, New Haven. Friends may call at the funeral home Saturday from 11:30AM - 12:30PM. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial expressions be made to Church of the Nazarene, 169 Mansfield, Ave., Shelby, OH 44875.

Online condolences may be made at www.barkdull funeralhome.com.

Wayne Sherman, 91, of Galion, died October 20, 2014. Survivors include a son: Philip Sherman of Galion; 3 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren. Visitation is Tuesday, October 28, 2014 from 6-8 PM at the First Presbyterian Church of Galion. Funeral services will be Wednesday at 10:30 AM at church. www.turn erfuneralhome shelby.com

Darrell R. Porter, age 64, of Shelby, died Monday, October 20, 2014 at OhioHealth MedCentral Shelby Hospital after a short illness.

He was born February 13, 1950 in Genoa, West Virginia, the son of the late Dewey and Ruth (Wilson) Porter. Darrell was a 1968 graduate of Shelby High School and was an eight year veteran of the United States Navy serving during the Vietnam War as a radio operator. After he was honorably discharged from the Navy, Darrell worked as a civilian MP in Dahlgren, VA. In 1985, he and his wife, Marsha, returned to Shelby and he took a job as plant manager at Van Dresser in Norwalk until its closing. Darrell then started as a helper at Shelby Municipal Light Plant where he worked his way up to Superintendent, a position he currently held.

Darrell was a very active Mason. His memberships included: Shelby Lodge #350 F and AM, Shiloh Lodge #544 F and AM, Wooster Ebenezer Lodge #33 F and AM, Shelby Chapter #178 RAM, Mansfield Council #94 R and SM, Mansfield Commandery #21 KT, Black Stone York Rite College where he received the Purple Cross, Ohio Priory #18 of KYCH, Ancient Accepted Scottish Right Valley of Canton, Ancient Accepted Scottish Right Valley of Columbus, Mohican Council #34 AMD, Crawford Knight Masons, Charlemagne Conclave Red Cross of Constantine, where he was the Past Chief, Past Deputy Grand Master, Past Deputy Grand High Priest, Deputy Division Commander, Past DEO for Chapter , Rose Croix line in Canton.

Darrell was a loving and devoted father, grandfather and family man. He enjoyed fishing and hunting.

His joking and upbeat personality made him a friend to all.

He is survived by his wife of 41 years Marsha (Edwards) Porter whom he wed on May 15, 1973 . Also surviving are: 4 children: Kenny (Becky) Porter of Shelby, Kimberly Barnes of Shelby, Heath (Jessie) Porter of Shelby, Heather (Scott) Conard of Mansfield; 8 grandchildren: Caleb Porter, Tyler Porter, Randy Edwards, Brooke Barnes, Hollie Barnes, Jaekob Conard, Jillian Conard; 2 great grandchildren: Oliver Porter, Kaiden Barnes; a brother: Keith (Terri) Porter of Norwalk; a sister: Gloria (Kenneth) Phelps of Shelby; mother-in-law: Vera Kovatch of Shelby; 2 sisters-in-law: Ann Porter of Shelby, Rhonda Edwards of Wooster. In addition to his parents, Darrell was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Kaitlyn Barnes, and a brother, Richard Porter.

Family and friends are welcome on Friday, October 24, 2014 from 2-4 and 6-8 PM at the Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby, Masonic services will be at 7:45 PM. Funeral services will be on Saturday, October 25, 2014 at 10:30 AM at the funeral home with Rev. Steven Schag officiating. Burial will follow in Oakland Cemetery in Shelby with military honors conducted by the Richland County Joint Veterans Burial Detail. Memorial contributions may be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Donor Services, P.O. Box 4072 Pittsfield, MA, 01202 or Shriner's Hospitals for Children, 2900 Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, FL, 33607.

To share a memory or express a condolence, please visit: www.turnerfu neralhomeshelby.com

Myrtle Kathryn Mahl, age 85, of Willard, passed away on Monday, October 20, 2014 in Willard, surrounded by her loving family.

She was born on December 14, 1928 in Havana, to John and Augusta (Wilhelm) Long. She was a member of St. Sebastian Catholic Church and now St. Gaspar del Bufalo and was an assembler for MTD in Willard for 18 years. She was a member of the Attica Eagles, Rosary Altar Society at St. Sebastian and she graduated from Willard High School in 1947. Myrtle enjoyed watching her kids and grandkids play sports, playing cards and watching the Cleveland Indians. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother that loved spending time with her family.

She is survived by six children, Suzie (Bill) Ruffing of Attica, Shirley Mahl and David Miller of Milan, Sandy (Norman "Casey") Holmer of Attica, Sally (Ken) McMillian of Ariz.; Scott Mahl and Brenda Fuller of Willard, and Sam (Angie) Mahl of Willard, 13 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; brother Ray (Alma) Long of New Washington, several nieces and nephews; and a sister- in- law Lucille Long of Fla.

She is preceded in death by her husband whom she married on May 10, 1948, Raymond J. Mahl; two daughters, Sharon Ann Mahl and Sherry Marie Mahl; grandson Jeremy Holmer; brother Fred Long; parents, John and Augusta (Wilhelm) Long; and son-in-law Terry Jester.

Friends may call at Secor Funeral Home in Willard, on Thursday, October 23, 2014 from 3 p.m.-7 p.m. A funeral mass will be Friday, October 24, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. at the St. Gaspar del Bufalo Catholic Church in Bellevue, with Fr. Paul Fahrbach officiating. Burial will be at St. Sebastian Catholic Cemetery in Bismark.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude's Hospital or Donor's Choice. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.secorfuneralhomes.com.

Richard Rhett Hafner, age 65, went to be with his Lord on October 16, 2014 after a sudden illness.

Michael is survived by his wife of 35 years, Susan Lana Hafner of Lake Charles, La.; his parents, Esther and Charles Hafner, sister Carol (John) Niedermeier, niece Heather Niedermeier, and nephew Cody Michael Niedermeier, all of Willard.

Michael was a 1967 graduate of Willard High School. He attended the Ohio State University and Malone College and graduated from Central Bible College with a degree in Biblical Studies. Michael retired from SASOL after 36 years. He was a licensed minister and took joy in teaching the Bible to others. He began his ministry playing the trumpet in church. We are confident he and Jesus will be talking things over about that last trumpet blast. Michael loved teaching and discussing prophesy. Now he knows the correct answers.

Michael's generous heart was evident in death by his wishes to donate his body that others may live. He and his wife founded a non-profit organization dedicated to sharing the truth: "One touch from God is greater than all the world has to offer". Their prayer network provides pillows and pillowcases embroidered with "One Touch" to those in addiction centers, orphanages, shelters, human trafficking, our troops and may may in over 30 countries.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to One Touch Awakening, P.O. Box 16838, Lake Charles, LA, 70616.

There will be a memorial service on Saturday, November 8, 2014 at First Assembly of God Church, Main Street, Willard, Ohio with calling hours at 10:30 a.m. and the service at 11 a.m. with a light luncheon to follow.

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