Merle M. “Biff” Barnd
Merle M. Biff Barnd, age 101, of Shelby, died Wednesday, March 24, 2010 at the Heritage Care Center.
He was born November 2, 1908 in Hancock County, Ohio the son of the late John Martin and Grace (Harvey) Barnd. He was a 1927 graduate of Shiloh High School. Mr. Barnd had been employed with the State Of Ohio and Richland County Highway Departments and Mansfield Asphalt, retiring from Copperweld-Shelby Division. After his retirement, he and his wife Virginia enjoyed many winters in Florida. Merle was a member of LifePointe Community Church in Plymouth and was an avid Cleveland Indians fan. Merle’s greatest pleasure was spending time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife of 72 years: Virginia Mae (Backensto) Barnd whom he wed on July 3, 1937; 2 sons: Larry Martin and Charlene Barnd of Shelby, Tom Lee and Mary Senith Barnd of Greenfield, IN; a daughter: Patricia Anne and Dennis Markwell of Shelby; 10 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; a sister: Mable Crall of Greenwich. He was preceded in death by his parents and 2 sisters, Lela Swanger and Gladys Keesy.
Friends may call on Friday, March 26, 2010 from 5-8 PM at the Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby. Funeral services will be Saturday at 10 AM at LifePointe Community Church in Plymouth with Rev. Rich Hurles officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Hope Cemetery in Shiloh.
Memorial expressions may be made to LifePointe Community Church.
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