Barbara Burge died peacefully October 4, 2015 surrounded by her family.
Barbara was born February 16, 1932 in Shelby to Henry E. and Stella D. Schivinski Ellis. She was a teachers aid at Springmill and John Sherman and later served as a nurses aid at Raintree. She retired from there to take care of her mother, who she moved into her home in order to take care of her when she became ill. Barb was a mom to all and she never stopped caring or being concerned. She was one who always put herself first with her problems second.
Barb loved to drive around Shelby and Mansfield reminiscing of times past. She was often found in thrift stores, usually buying a thoughtful gift for others. Her love of clocks were her most treasured finds and she enjoyed sitting in her house listening and smiling as they all chimed. Her home was filled with many photos and love, and everyone was always welcome. "A mother will never completely leave us, we are forever guided by her influence."
Survivors include her son William (Melinda) Burge of Mansfield; brother Robert (Joann) Ellis Sr.; sister-in-law Mary Ellis of Mansfield; nephew Robert (Peggy) Ellis of Olivesburg; nieces Janet Ellis, Jennifer Ellis, both of Mansfield, Elizabeth (Tom) Watkins of Shelby; along with numerous great-nephews and great-nieces, and cousins.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Burge in 1997; nephew William Ellis; and very special friend Opal Majors.
Friends may call at Herlihy-Chambers Funeral Home, 173 Park Avenue West, on Thursday from 5-8pm. A funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Friday at 11:00am with Pastor Carl Cunfer officiating. Burial will follow at Mansfield Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Ohio Health Hospice. The family would like to thank Ohio Health Hospice for their wonderful care and support of Barbara during her time of need.
Joseph T. Trifiletti III, 49, of Conway Springs, KS died Sept. 29, 2015.
Joe graduated from New London High School in 1984.
Joe was a member of the New London American Legion Post #292.
He is survived by wife Sally (Riggs) Trifiletti. On line guest book and condolences available at www.ebersolemortuary.com.