Mary Neidhardt, 89

Mary M. Neidhardt, 89 years, of Hicksville, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, January 17, 2015, with her family by her side. Mary was born on August 25, 1925, in Paulding County, Ohio, to the late Harry and Floetta (Gorman) Zartman. Mary was a 1942 graduate of Central High School in Fort Wayne, Indiana. She married Gene L. Neidhardt on September 4, 1945, in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Mary was a cook at Hicksville Village Schools for 10 years before her retirement in 1989.  She also sold Avon products for many years. Mary was very active at St. John Lutheran Church in Hicksville where she served on Church Council, funeral luncheon committee, Lutheran Women, and taught Sunday School.  She also was involved in many other groups including Hicksville Garden Club, Ladies Card Club, and Band Boosters. She also volunteered at the Community Memorial Hospital Auxiliary and the Bargin Box. Mary loved her family and friends often spending time playing games and cards. She enjoyed cooking and baking for others whenever she had the chance. Mary enjoyed spending time with her husband, Gene, whether it be fishing, bowling, playing Yahtzee, Scrabble, gardening, watching birds outside their bay window, or trying to catch more fish than Gene did.

Surviving is her husband, Gene, of Hicksville; three daughters, Kathy (Dave) Schooley, of Hicksville, Ohio, Susan Eagleson, of Paulding, Ohio, Lisa (Tom) Turnbull of Bryan, Ohio; 10 grandchildren, Jim (Tonya) Neidhardt, Brent (Marsha) Neidhardt, Tom Neidhardt, Jason (Amy) Schooley, Jennifer (Carey) Gater, Jerome (Amy) Schooley, Sara (Paul) Prescott, Christen Turnbull, Josh (Alexis) Turnbull, Caleb Turnbull and his fiancé Emily Grisier; 17 great grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren. Mary was preceded in death by her parents, step-father, Murel Newland, son, Michael Neidhardt, two grandchildren, Rich Sowers and Tina Holman.

Visitation for Mary M. Neidhardt will be held Thursday January 22, 2015 at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 812 East High Street, Hicksville from 4:00-8:00 p.m. where funeral services will be held Friday January 23, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Vicky Coombs officiating. There will be an hour visitation held prior to the service on Friday at the church. Arrangements are under the care of Oberlin-Turnbull Funeral Home 206 North Lynn Street, Bryan, Ohio.

Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider memorial contributions to Crippled Children and Adult Society, 309 Wendell Avenue, Hicksville, Ohio 43526, St. John Lutheran Church, 812 East High Street, Hicksville, Ohio 43526, or Hicksville Senior Center, 708 East High Street, Hicksville, Ohio 43526.

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