September 17, 2016
414 E. Main Street New Washington OH 44854 9/20/2016 15:00:00
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Mary Alberta Barth, Age 103, of New Washington, Ohio passed away on Saturday, September 17, 2016 at the Inn at Orchard Park Assisted Living in Bucyrus, Ohio. She was born September 10, 1913 in Bucyrus, Ohio to the late Charles F. and Mildred A. (Kern) Kiess. She was a 1931 graduate of Sulphur Springs High School and a 1935 graduate of the School of Nursing from the White Cross (Riverside) Hospital. She was a retired Registered Nurse who worked at her husband’s office in New Washington. She was confirmed at the Sulphur Springs United Church of Christ and is a member of the New Washington United Methodist Church, where she was a member of the United Methodist Women and the sewing group. She was inducted into the Crawford County Hall of Fame in 1988. She was also an 80 year member of the Bucyrus Chapter of the Eastern Star and many other local organizations.
She is survived by 2 daughters and sons in law, Anita (Roger) Ackerman of New Washington and Roberta Sue (Jerry) Kalb of Painesville, Ohio; 6 grandsons, Andy (Monica) Ackerman, Ben (Laura) Ackerman, Aaron (Nancy) Ackerman, Adam (Sue) Kalb, Thom (Melissa) Kalb and Sam (Lauren) Kalb; 15 great grandchildren, Ethan (Pam Bowers), Lauren, Owen, Kaylen, Wade, Lydia, Addison, and Kendra Ackerman, Noah, Bailey, Chad, Rachel, Nick, Olivia, and Austin Kalb; step-son and step-daughter in law Dr. Jim (Donna) Barth of New Washington and Barbara Barth of Arizona; step grandchildren, step-great grandchildren; step-great-great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Ottis H. Green and second husband, Dr. Karl H. Barth; son, Ronald Eugene Green; brother, Edward (Florice) Kiess; step-son, Dr. Robert L. Barth, step-daughter and step-son-in law Eunice (Nick) Schaeffer.
Visitation will be Tuesday September 20, 2016 from 3-5 and 7-9. At the Secor Funeral Home in New Washington, Ohio. The funeral service will be Wednesday, September 21, 2016 at 11:00 AM at the New Washington United Methodist Church in New Washington, Ohio with Rev. Gerald Kalb and Rev. Thom Kalb officiating. Burial will be at the St. Paul’s Lutheran Cemetery in Sulphur Springs, Ohio. In lieu of flowers, memorable contributions may be made to an organization of the donor’s choice. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.secorfuneralhomes.com
Anita and Roberta, thinking about you a lot this week! Many memories of our parents and us kids being together through the years…especially during our younger years. Your mom and my mom being BFFs for, what, 85+ years. Many times since mom passed, when a question came up about something or someone from waaay back, my siblings and I commented that Mary Alberta could tell us. Like when my mom died it seemed a whole piece of history passed, it feels like that again…except now we have no “backup” to verify or clarify for us. Many, many condolences. Much love! 103 roses! Sweet.
My siblings and I had been texting all last week about our Fond memories of how amazing Mary was to us when we were growing up! She always gave us candy(Smarties)that she kept in her hall closet, her smile was so sweet, and never missed one of our birthdays by sending so many cards. We all decided that we are better people today because we had Mary, a great neighbor, for so many years!! We saw her picture in the paper last week for her 103rd birthday and that is when the texts started flying and tons of smiles with great memories of her. So we all decided to send her Birthday cards this year and then we found out she passed on Sat. We were too late ? to send them. So then we felt so grateful that we have such warm and loving memories of her to cherish in our hearts and how awesome it was to talk about her last week, wishing we all could have seen her. Now we Wish that we could be a blessing to others like Mary was to us. Thank God for her loving ways. So Sorry for your loss, she touched so many people.
Mary was our former neighbor in town and was just the sweetest person you would ever know. We had a power outage from an ice storm so she walked over to see if we needed candels because she knew we had young children. She was in her mid 90’s at the time! Always cared about others more then herself. She was also like a second mom to my mother, and for that I will always be grateful. God has sent us a Saint in Mary, and she will always have a special place in me and my families heart. Our prayers our with her family.
Our condolences to all the family in the passing of Mary. We will never forget the many quilts and blankets that Mary made and gave to many organizations and individuals. Shirley remembers the blanketsshe gave to the Red Cross for families who had been burned out. God blessed her with 103 years. She had her sewing machine with her at Orchard Park still continued sewing while a resident there. We will never forget you Mary.
Our hearts and prayers are with you all during the up-coming days. We are sorry we will be unable to be with you because of previous plans.
Mary was a blessing. I remember her smile! She leaves a hole in this world. I am blessed to have known her.
Mary was a caring person and meant so much to the people who had to privilege to know her. I was positively influenced by her kindness and she was a role model for many of the young people in the United Methodist church. She was a Sunday school teacher for us many times. I am thankful for the times that her grandson, Aaron, and I played cards and pool at her home. My thoughts are with all of her family and friends.
God has called home another. Thinking of family at this time. I remember when I had an accident with Anita (my fault) and Mary sent money to me to help. I did not accept the money, but remember her fondly. She was a very special lady.