Mary E. Neavill, 91, of Shreve, passed away Wednesday, January 4, 2017 at Danbury Woods Assisted Living Community in Wooster. She was born Dec. 24, 1925 in Benson, IL to Paul and Hazel (Turner) Koehler. She was a graduate of Benson High School and on Dec. 23, 1945 she married Robert “Bud” Neavill, he preceded her in death March 4, 1990.
She was a member of the Shreve Calvary Baptist Church and the Red Hat Society. Homemaker was Mary’s most important job, but she also worked for a time at Sheck’s IGA, Diamonite and the Shreve Dari-Bar.
Mary was a kind hearted faithful person, always willing to help anyone in need. She enjoyed life especially spending time with her family and friends. Wintering in Florida, near the Ellenton area , she enjoyed shuffleboard, riding her three wheel bike and being in the sun. Playing cards, especially kings on the corner, crocheting, crafting and travel were some of her favorite things.
She is survived by a daughter; Gloria (Ken) Yockey of Shreve, Grandchildren; Matt (Jen) Yockey of Orrville, Chad Neavill of Loudonville, Chrystal (James) Hickman of Nashville, Stephanie (Ed) Yockey of Shreve, Nicholas (Sara) Neavill of Shreve and Brittany Tanner of Millersburg, great-grandchildren; Jesse Hickman, Angelina Neavill, Carson and Benjamin Tanner, and Olivia and Tomasyna Yockey-Carnes who affectionately called Mary “Big Grandma,” a step-grandchild; Jarrod Derflinger, brothers; Robert Koehler of IL and David Koehler of NC, a sister; Ruth Jebe of IL. In addition to her husband she was preceded in death by a son; James Neavill, and brothers; Richard and William Koehler.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, Jan. 7, at 1:00 p.m. at Schlabach Funeral Home in Shreve with Pastor Rod Schertz officiating. Friends may call two hours prior to the services. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery, Shreve. The family suggests in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to LifeCare Hospice, 1900 Akron Rd., Wooster, OH 44691, or Danbury Woods Senior Living Activities Fund, 939 Portage Rd., Wooster, OH 44691
Robert Lee Neavill
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