Mary J. Bahler – August 12, 2017

Mary J. Bahler, 102, of New Philadelphia, died peacefully on Saturday, August 12, 2017.

Born October 2, 1914 in New Philadelphia she was a daughter of the late John and Lela Rankin March. Mary was also preceded in death by her husband, Herman C. Bahler on November 18, 1987, and eight brothers and sisters.

Mary was a dedicated member of the First United Methodist Church in New Philadelphia for over 77 years. She was well known for her artistic floral arrangements, with flowers from her own garden that would grace the altar at the church. She was a skilled seamstress who enjoyed creating clothing for her family, and she loved to travel, especially flying to California to visit family. Mary was also a member of the Lady Elks.

She is survived by her daughters, Janice Fitzgibbons of Santa Barbara, California, Judy (Daniel) Miller of Port Washington; five grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, August 16 at 11:00 am in the First United Methodist Church at New Philadelphia with Rev. James Humphrey officiating. Interment will be in the Evergreen Burial Park. Friends can call in the Toland-Herzig Funeral Home and Crematory at Dover on Tuesday from 5-7 pm. 

Memorial contributions may be made to First United Methodist Church or to Community Hospice.

As Rev. James Humphrey stated:
“We were all truly enriched and loved by our connection with Mary. What a Saint!!”

Toland-Herzig Funeral Homes & Crematory
803 North Wooster Avenue
Dover, Ohio 44622
330-343-6132
www.tolandherzig.com