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Olive Bechley

Feb 23, 1930 - Dec 07, 2023

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Mansfield, OH

Olive J. Bechley passed away peacefully on Monday, December 4, 2023, in Ohio Health Mansfield Hospital at the age of 93. She was born on February 23, 1930, to her parents Cloyd & Ruby (Dill) Briner in Mansfield, Ohio. After Olive graduated from Lucas High School with the class of 1948, she married Delbert "Buzz" Bechley on March 10, 1951. The pair were married for 60 years until Buzz passed away in March of 2011. The Bechley's lived in the Little Washington area outside of Mansfield until mo...Read More

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Jesse Dillman

Feb 06, 1954 - Feb 28, 2024

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Mansfield, OH

MANSFIELD: Jesse Dillman passed away on February 28, 2024 surrounded by his family. He was 70.He was born on February 6, 1954 to parents Clarence and Melva (Easterling) Dillman in Muncie, Indiana. On September 26, 1986, he married the love of his life, Cheryl Westcott, and they shared 37 wonderful years of marriage together.Jesse was a hard worker throughout his life, joining he work force at just 15 years old his first job was as a field worker at Swartz Potato Farm. After graduating from high school, he went on to work as a foreman at Crestline Wood Products for almost 30 years until his retirement.In his spare time, he took pleasure in fishing, playing online poker, tinkering on his lawnmowers and other random stuff he could find, and spending the day picking through countless garage sales. But above all else, Jesse cherished his time with his family, especially his grandbabies. He strived to be the best husband, father, and PawPaw he could be- and no one could deny him attaining this goal.He is survived by his loving wife Cheryl Dillman, daughters Miranda (Jeff) Colatruglio and Michelle (Aaron Gregory) Dillman, brother Pat Dillman, grandchildren Holden Allen, Rosalee Colatruglio, Tayler (Josh) Cole, Ciera Porter, and Jordon Porter, and great-grandchildren Carter Cole, Nova Cole, Journi Patton, and Shiloh Kepich.In addition to his parents, Jesse is preceded in death by his daughter Krystal Dillman, sister Dorothy Smith, and brother Clarence Dillman, Jr.The Dillman family will receive friends on Friday March 8th, 2024 from 4-7 pm and again from 9:30-10:30 am in the Marion Avenue Snyder Funeral Home where a funeral service honoring Jesse’s life will begin immediately at 10:30 am. Pastor Randy Raynes will speak. Burial will follow in Windsor Park Cemetery.Memorial contributions in Jesse’s honor can be made to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.Snyder Funeral Homes is honored to serve Jesse’s family and encourage you to share a fond memory or message of condolence to them at SnyderFuneralHomes.com

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Harold Dalton Myers

Jun 08, 1922 - Mar 01, 2024

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Mansfield, OH

MANSFIELD, OH - Harold Dalton Myers, on March 1, 2024, at the age of 101. Harold, a cherished husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, uncle, and friend, left us peacefully from Lexington Court Care Center, surrounded by the love of his family—his wife and both sons by his side.His family hopes you take a moment privately to celebrate Harold's life, reflecting on the incredible journey of a man who, from the battlefields of Europe to the quiet streets of Mansfield, made an indelible mark on the hearts of those he touched.Born on June 8, 1922, in Morrow County, Harold's early years in Lexington, Ohio laid the foundation for a lifetime of diligence, service, and compassion. A 1940 Lexington High School graduate, Harold's journey was interrupted by the call of duty, leading him to serve in the U.S. Army during World War II. His experiences in Nazi-occupied France and in England, where he witnessed both the devastation of war and the resilience of the human spirit, profoundly shaped his outlook on life.Following his military service, Harold returned to Mansfield, resuming work at Mansfield Tire and Rubber, where he met his beloved wife, Margaret Briggs. Their marriage May 28, 1950 blossomed into a partnership of unwavering support and shared devotion, enriched by the joys and challenges of raising a family, including two sons, Dan & John, and a daughter, Ellen.Harold's career spanned over seven decades, demonstrating an unparalleled work ethic and a commitment to providing for his family. Even after retiring, Harold's zest for life and desire to contribute saw him working until the age of 90, leaving a legacy of dedication and hard work. Mansfield Tire and Rubber was his first job where he worked for 37 years as an Accountant, G&L Supply he worked part and full time a combined 48 years, and Interstate Optical was his retirement job where he worked for 20 years.A man of deep faith and optimism, Harold's ability to see the good in every situation and his relentless positivity impacted everyone he met. His recent 100th birthday celebration, marked by over 11,000 birthday cards from well-wishers worldwide, underscored the vast reach of his influence and the collective appreciation for his remarkable life story. Harold was privileged to take an Honor Flight recognizing his service and creating new memories.He was a member of Linden Road Presbyterian Church since 1957 and served as a deacon. He was an avid reader—especially about WWII—and engaged in public speaking about the war to high schools and universities. Harold enjoyed golf despite having a short backswing. He also liked cars (particular fond memories of his ‘67 white Mercury Cougar with a blue interior) and kept his lawn pristine. Harold really cared about others and was generous and giving. Harold's legacy is not only in the historical moments he lived through but in the everyday moments of kindness he showed to those around him.He is survived by his loving wife of nearly 74 years, Margaret Myers of Mansfield, OH; his sons Dan (Debbie) Myers of Dublin, OH and John Myers of Columbus & Mansfield, OH; grandchildren, including Dan (Kayla) Smith of Ontario, OH, who orchestrated the heartwarming birthday surprise, Bradley (Val) Myers of Powell, OH, Dr. Sarah Myers of Pittsburgh, PA; great-grandchildren Roza Smith and Vivien Myers; along with numerous nieces, nephews, and extended family.Harold was preceded in death by his daughter Ellen Smith whom they lost to cancer in 2008; grandson Matt Myers in 2023; his younger brother and sister-in-law Don & Betty Myers; and parents Glenn Sherman Myers and Edna May (Dawson) Myers.The family plans to hold a private viewing with burial at Shauck Cemetery in Johnsville, Ohio.Snyder Funeral Homes, Marion Avenue Chapel is honored to serve the Myers family. Share a memory of Harold at SnyderFuneralHomes.com

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Donald A. Lewis

Sep 13, 1939 - Mar 01, 2024

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Mansfield, OH

Donald A. Lewis, 84, of West Salem, passed away Friday, March 1, 2024 at Ohio Health Hospital in Mansfield. Don was born in Elyria on September 13, 1939 to parents Frances and Wilhemenia Lewis and spent most of his life in the Camden Township area. For over 22 years, Donald performed track maintenance for the railroad. He also worked at Krystowski Tractor as a mechanic, retiring after 16 years with the company. He coached softball and enjoyed antique tractors. In his spare time, Don loved woodworking and proudly made swings and tables for family. Survivors include his sons, Duane Lewis, Bobby (Theresa) Lewis, Danny (Chris) Lewis, Russell (Beverly) Lewis and Geoff (Amy) Lewis; 4 stepchildren, Laurie (Gary) Grubbs, Kathy (Todd) Field, Vicky Shearer, and Sharon (Tim) Buren; and several grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. In addition to his parents, Don was preceded in death by his wife, Barbara in 2010; son Donald E. Lewis; and 7 siblings. Visitation will be held on Thursday, March 7, from 6-8 p.m. at Norton-Eastman Funeral Home, 370 S. Main St., Wellington and from 10 a.m. until the 11 a.m. Memorial Service on Friday. Burial will follow at Camden Township Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to “Wishes Can Happen,” PO Box 9428, Canton, OH 44711. Expressions of sympathy can be shared at: www.norton-eastmanfuneralhome.com. To to the family or in memory of Donald A. Lewis, please

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Colleen Shambre

May 22, 1950 - Feb 27, 2024

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Mansfield, OH

Colleen Shambre, of Mansfield, Ohio passed away peacefully at home on February 27, 2024, at the age of 73. Colleen was born on May 22nd, 1950. She worked for Gorman Rupp for 21 years and Mansfield City Schools for 12. Colleen’s job at the schools was her favorite and the children were everything to her. Colleen loved to be on the beach and around the water. Her happiest times were spent at the Hatch cottage on Oberlin beach with her entire extended family. Colleen also loved to read and always had a big stack of books next to her chair. She was always so generous and willing to lend a book to anyone who asked. Colleen enjoyed spending time at Kingwood Gardens appreciating the beautiful flowers. Attending Catholic Mass and dinner at Lazarus with her parents on Saturday nights was a favorite activity. Colleen loved all dogs, providing loving care to many of her own over the years.Colleen only saw the best in people. She loved everyone and everyone loved her. Colleen made people feel special and gave the best compliments. She was one in a million and didn’t know a stranger. Colleen lived life on her own terms, was understanding and one of the best friends anyone could have.Colleen was fiercely loyal and devoted to her large family. She is survived by her husband of 32 years Fred Shambre, beloved son Michael Bechtel and granddaughters Allyssa and Ashleigh Bechtel, stepsons Adam (Shannon), Todd and Tony (Tiffany) Shambre, step grandchildren Josh, Cody, Amanda (Step), Austin, Jenna & Jade and 4 step great grandchildren. Colleen is also survived by her four sisters Linda (Robert) Lyall, Kathleen (Dennis) Moorman, Marianne McNamara & Helen McNamara and many cousins, nieces, nephews, and their families. Colleen and her best friend through childhood, adolescence and adulthood, Barb Timmer, were inseparable and made tons of memories together.Colleen was preceded in death by her parents Jack and Eileen McNamara, brother-in-law Paul McClain and mother-in-law Anna Shambre, first husband Jeff Bechtel, and former in law’s Albert and Jean Bechtel.A Funeral Mass in honor of Colleen will be held in Mansfield on Wednesday, March 6th at Saint Peter’s Catholic Church, 60 S. Mulberry Street with a luncheon to follow at the Franciscan Activity Center, 111 W. First Street. A Celebration of Life is also planned at her sister Helen’s home on May 18th. Donations can be made to Saint Peter’s School and Kingwood Center Gardens in Colleen’s name.Colleen was an amazing woman, a true sweetheart and one of the very best. Her loss is difficult, and we will miss her deeply, but she will always be in our hearts.

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Lynnette J. Wurm

Jun 30, 1972 - Feb 27, 2024

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Mansfield, OH

Lynnette J. Wurm, age 51 of 4962 West Smiley Avenue, Shelby, Ohio died at 1:40 A.M., Tuesday, February 27, 2024 at Ohio Health, Mansfield, Ohio. She was born on June 30, 1972 in Tiffin, Ohio to Donald E. and Ruth E. (Hassinger) Johnson who both survive in McCutchenville, Ohio. She married Julius Wurm on April 22, 2006 and he survives in Shelby, Ohio. Also surviving is a guardian, Destiny Robinson, and a brother, Aaron (Crystal) Johnson, Sycamore, Ohio. Lynnette worked sixteen years as the Office Manager for the former BP substation in Tiffin, Ohio. She was a 1990 graduate of Mohawk High School and a graduate of Mt. Vernon Nazarene. She currently was working at the Plymouth Branch of the Richland County Library. She was a member of the Tiffin First Church of the Nazarene where she was very involved in many church committees. For hobbies, she loved to watch her nieces and nephews participate in school and sporting events, loved to read, build legos, cook, bake, loved to do 3D printing, and watch any sporting event on TV. A funeral service for Lynnette will be held on Saturday, March 2, 2024 at 2:00 P.M. at the Tiffin First Church of the Nazarene with Pastor Doug Lillo officiating. Burial will follow at St. Bernard Catholic Cemetery, Crawford County, Ohio. Visitation will be held on Saturday, March 2, 2024 from 11:00 A.M. - 2:00 P.M. at the church prior to the funeral service. Memorial contributions can be made to the Humane Society of Richland County, American Red Cross, or the Tiffin First Church of the Nazarene in care of Walton-Moore Funeral Home, P.O. Box 350, Sycamore, Ohio 44882. Online expressions of sympathy can be made at www.waltonmoorefuneralhome.com. To to the family or in memory of Lynnette J. Wurm, please

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Kelsey Nichole Leonhard

Mar 10, 1994 - Feb 24, 2024

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Mansfield, OH

Kelsey Nichole Leonhard, 29, passed away at her home on Saturday, February 24, 2024. Kelsey was born on March 10, 1994 in Mansfield, Ohio. She was the daughter of Edward and Terri (Frazier) Leonhard. Kelsey was the youngest of her sibling and loved that. Kelsey had a strong and deep love for her family. She appreciated nature; hiking and kayaking of which she bonded with her father while doing these things. She loved the outdoors so much she even took her employment to the outdoors; landscaping and roofing. Loved rocking out with her mom to the radio during their many road trips together. Kelsey loved the adventure of traveling and had been coast to coast but always came back home. Many special treasured memories were made with her father while visiting Hoover Dam, Redwood Forrest, Grand Canyon, Niagara Falls and St. Louis Arch. Kelsey will be dearly missed by her parents; her brothers, Wesley (Jeanell) Mankin, Christopher Mankin, and EJ Leonhard; her nephews, Ethan Leonhard, Mason Mankin, and Konnor Leonhard; her nieces, Mya Mankin and Jacey Leonhard; paternal grandparents, John (Rae) Leonhard; her maternal grandparents, Gail (Karen) Moore; many uncles, aunts, and cousins. Guests will be received from 12:00-3:00 pm on Saturday, March 2, 2024 at Wappner Funeral Directors-Mansfield, 98 S. Diamond Street. Kelsey’s service will begin at 3:00 pm. Memorial contributions may be made to the Humane Society of Richland County, 3025 Park Ave. West, Ontario, OH 44906.

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Thomas Brian Zimmerman

Aug 26, 1956 - Feb 25, 2024

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Mansfield, OH

Thomas Brian Zimmerman, 67, passed away at his home on Sunday, February 25, 2024. Thomas was born on August 26, 1956 in Mansfield, Ohio. He was the son of Edward and Faye (Sheldon) Zimmerman. Thomas was a 1974 graduate of Madison High School. He was employed at North Central, Strong Tool, and Tech Tool and Fab. Spending time in nature was one of his favorite past times in a wide varieties of ways. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, mushroom hunting, and trap shooting. Thomas was an equestrian and won a belt buckle in 1992. He also enjoyed golfing and dancing. But most of all, spending time with family and friends was his highlight in life. Thomas is survived by his wife, Robbin (Regula) Zimmerman; his daughter, Carlye (Sean) Watson; his grandsons, Hoyt and Garrett Waston; sister, Melissa (Ronnie Phillips) Carrington; his nephews, Jonathan and Christopher Zimmerman; his close cousin, Jamie Sheldon; and sister-in-law, Lori Zimmerman. He was preceded in death by his parents; and brother, Jeff Zimmerman. Family and friends may visit from 5:00-7:00 pm on Thursday, February 29, 2024 at Wappner Funeral Directors-Mansfield, 98 S. Diamond Street. Pastor Lori Weaver will officiate the funeral service on Friday, March 1, 2024 at 11:00 am. Burial will be in Pavonia Cemetery.

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C. Edward Nesbitt

Dec 03, 1939 - Feb 26, 2024

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Mansfield, OH

C. Edward “Ed” Nesbitt, age 84, of Mount Gilead, passed away Monday morning, February 26, 2024, at OhioHealth Mansfield Hospital.On December 3, 1939, Ed was born in Morrow County, Ohio, a son of the late Burton C. and Charlotte Elizabeth (Dunfee) Nesbitt. He graduated from Mount Gilead High School in the Class of 1957 and served his country in the Ohio Army National Guard for six years.Ed married the love of his life, Judy Ann Linstedt, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Cardington on September 1, 1962. They shared the last 61 years together as husband and wife. Ed was a family man and enjoyed birthday parties, reunions and other family functions.For 34 years, Ed worked as a lineman for Ohio Edison. He then worked for Osborne Construction and Linder Brothers Farms.A man of faith, Ed was a lifelong member of the First Presbyterian Church of Mount Gilead, where he was very active in every aspect of the church. He volunteered with the Over the Hill Gang at Flying Horse Farms, helped build houses for Habitat for Humanity and was a member of the Jaycees and the Lions Club.Ed was an avid gardener and loved to be out mowing the lawn on his zero-turn mower. He also spent a lot of time fishing and woodworking. He always had to be doing something. Ed was a passionate fan of the Ohio State Buckeyes and Cleveland Browns. He absolutely hated “that team up north.”Left to cherish Ed’s memory are his wife, Judy, of Mount Gilead; two daughters: Robin Nesbitt and Kelly Nesbitt, both of Columbus; a sister, Sarah (Bert) Koppel of Sacramento, CA; a nephew, Michael Koppel; and a niece, Melissa (David) Kirk.Ed’s family will greet friends from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. on Monday, March 4, 2024, at the Snyder Funeral Homes, Mount Gilead Chapel, 67 N. Main St., Mount Gilead. Services to honor and celebrate his life will begin there at 1:00 p.m. with his nephew, Rev. Dr. Michael S. Koppell and Rev. Scott Schnapp officiating. Burial will follow in Rivercliff Cemetery.Memorial contributions may be made to the First Presbyterian Church of Mount Gilead or to Flying Horse Farms.Snyder Funeral Homes of Mount Gilead are honored to have been chosen to serve Ed’s family. Special memories or condolences may be shared by visiting www.SnyderFuneralHomes.com.

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Douglas E. Markle

Nov 30, 1959 - Feb 14, 2024

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Mansfield, OH

Ashland- Douglas E. Markle from Ashland, Ohio, age 64, died unexpectedlyon Wednesday, February 14, 2024, at Ohio Health Mansfield Hospital inMansfield, Ohio, from heart issues. Doug “Lou” was born on November30, 1959, in Orrville, Ohio, to Everett L. and Shirley J. (Knotts) Markle.Doug was fortunate to have great parents (Everett “Lou” andShirley Markle), grandparents (Ed and Beverly Knotts; Everett and MaryMarkle), an aunt and uncle (Pat and Wes Peterman), a brother (KevinMarkle), and cousins (Van, Dianne, Sheri, Lana, and Vic Peterman).Growing up, the Markle family holidays were packed with activitiesinvolving camping, skiing, and sporting events. Doug was blessed tohave a father who coached at Ashland College and in the late 60’s,Doug and Kevin spent countless hours in the gym, on the racquetballcourts, at Conrad Field House, and at Sarver Field. He excelled inbaseball and football throughout his youth and during his years atAshland High School, where his mom was his #1 fan. Doug attendedSouth Georgia Junior College for two years, where he played baseballand earned his associate degree. He then attended Ashland Collegewhere he earned his bachelor’s degree in political science.Doug had natural skills on the racquetball court and during the80’s and 90’s participated in numerous racquetball tournaments. Hewas a two-time state champion in the men’s “B” class. As an adult,Doug enjoyed playing slow-pitch softball in the summers and eventuallyswitched to playing fast-pitch softball. “Lou” could never turn down agood buffet, a Texas hold-em poker game, or a chance to spend anafternoon at the horse track or a casino. He enjoyed attending thecounty fairs throughout Ohio to watch the harness racing events withhis close friend, Rick “Stick” Miller.Doug worked at Packaging Corporation of America (PCA) for manyyears and last worked at Lippert Enterprises. He was a member of theAshland Eagles Club #2178.Doug is survived by his brother, Kevin Markle; niece, BrookeMarkle; nephew, Logan (and Lily) Markle; great nephew, LandonMarkle; and many cousins on the Peterman side of his family. He waspreceded in death by his parents, Everett and Shirley Markle.Graveside services will be held at Smithville Cemetery onSaturday, February 24, 2024, at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Jeff Messnerpresiding. Gresser Funeral Home in Orrville, Ohio, is handling thearrangements.

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Lyn Wallace Baker

Jan 06, 1942 - Feb 24, 2024

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Mansfield, OH

Lyn Wallace Baker was born to Eugene Walton Wallace III aka “Mike” and Greta Marion Kimball Wallace in Daytona Beach, FL on January 6, 1942. Soon after the young family moved to Newark, OH in 1944 where sisters Alice Lee and Louise Kimball (deceased in 2013) were born.Lyn enjoyed playing the clarinet in the high school band and soon attended Bowling Green University where she met her life partner James “Jim” A. Baker (deceased in 2020). Lyn and Jim married on August 25, 1962. The couple moved to Bloomington, IN where Jim pursued an MBA from Indiana University during which time the family grew to three. Jeff was born in 1965. Upon graduation, they moved to Bexley, OH where Jim was employed by City National Bank. Their next stop, Westerville, OH, was where Scott (1967) and Danny (1970) were born. As Lyn had her hands full with three boys, Jim was promoted to branch manager of the bank and met an interesting man, Tom Patterson, who invited the family to his camp in the North Channel of Lake Huron, Ontario, Canada.During their stay in Mansfield, Tom Patterson offered to sell his camp in Canada. Jim and Lyn organized the purchase with their dear friends Don and Betty Kieft. They bought the camp in 1982 and spent every chance they could to clean up, maintain, and build life-long friends ever since. Lyn absolutely loved the serenity and relationships that camp afforded.In 1975, Lyn and her family moved to Mansfield, OH and in 1982, decided to finish her Bachelor’s degree in English from the Ohio State University. Soon after Jim’s career moved their family to Poland, OH where Lyn advocated and volunteered for the local Planned Parenthood chapter and sat on the board of the Butler Institute of Arts. After Jim’s short stint as the president of James Madison Holding Corporation in Washington, D.C., he moved his family back to their beloved Mansfield and became the Vice President of Marketing and Development of MedCentral Hospital.Lyn and Jim lived the rest of their lives in Mansfield filled with life-long friends. Lyn was a devout volunteer and served at the Mansfield Academy of the Arts and Mansfield Art Center for many years. She even worked at Critter Castle, a local pet shop owned by her oldest son, Jeff where she enjoyed the people much more than the critters. She was heavily involved at Grace Episcopal Church serving several stints as Senior Warden and volunteering weekly at the church’s food pantry. Lyn was always a friendly face and saw people for their true self.As an avid reader, Lyn enjoyed getting lost in a great book. And… was always determined to finish even a not-so-great book, often with a glass of buttery chardonnay. She appreciated the beauty of nature that her husband, Jim, so loved - from Arabian horses, to exotic orchids, to woodland cabins while committed to persevering their neatness. Lyn enjoyed traveling the world with Jim, as they loved exploring different cultures and meeting new people. They spent their retired summers at their rustic camp in the Bay of Islands, Canada with a community of friends like no other.Lyn was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She loved all the dogs throughout her life from Pomeranians to Cairn terriers to Labradors to Labradoodles and everything in between, especially her surviving Labradoodle, Moxie. Lyn’s sense of humor uplifted her through hardship, even to her last days. Throughout her illness, she was deeply grateful for the companionship of the wonderful nurses at the OhioHealth Mansfield Hospital Infusion Center. Her fiery spirit lifted her as the matriarch of her family which, lucky for them, lives on through her four strong granddaughters.Lyn is survived by sister, Lee of Richmand, KY, son Jeff (Kristin) of Warren, OH, son Scott (Julie) of Mansfield, and son, Dan of Mansfield. Her grandchildren include Amanda (Jacob) of Kent, OH, Jaclin (Shashanka) of Boston, MA, Brooke of Cuyahoga Falls, OH and Tara of Baltimore, MD.A memorial service celebrating the life of Lyn Wallace Baker, will be held at Grace Episcopal Church on Saturday, March 2, 2024 at 11am with a calling hour beginning at 10am. The Marion Avenue Snyder Funeral Home is honored to assist the Baker family with cremation services.In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to the Grace Episcopal Church Food Pantry, a 25-year ministry which she helped establish and to which she was passionately committed. If you are able, please give the gift of life by donating blood and platelets to your local blood bank.

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