Meryl B. Brillhart, age 90, of Edon, Ohio, passed away September 5, 2015. Mr. Brillhart was a lifelong farmer and had also worked for the Ohio Turnpike in road maintenance prior to retiring in 1989. He was a US Navy veteran of World War II having served on the USS Portsmouth. Meryl was a member of the American Legion, enjoyed woodworking and was always willing to help someone in need.
Meryl B. Brillhart was born May 11, 1925 in Henry County, Ohio, the son of Vernon G. and Nora (Nelson) Brillhart. He married Phyllis Jean Bickham on February 4, 1951 in West Unity and she survives. Meryl is also survived by his children, Janette (Randy) Coles, of Edon, Craig Brillhart, of Edon and Lori (Brad) Schudel, of Sturgis, Michigan; grandchildren, Seth (Angie) Coles, of Edon, Leslie (Jake) Wilson, of Lagrange, Indiana and Tyler Schudel, of Sturgis; a great grandson, Ian Coles; brother Chalmer Brillhart, of Twinsburg, Ohio and many nieces and nephews . He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers, Gale, Donald and Norris Brillhart.
Visitation for Meryl B. Brillhart will be held on Wednesday, September 9, 2015 from 5:00-8:00 P.M. at the Krill Funeral Home in Edon. Private family graveside services will be held at Floral Grove Cemetery, West Unity.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are requested to the Williams County Department of Aging Transportation program or Community Health Professionals Hospice program.