Edna P. (Hohler) Herlihy
Edna P. (Hohler) Herlihy, age 90, of Shelby, died early Friday morning, October 11, 2013 at Med Central Shelby Hospital.
She was born January 26, 1923 in Monroeville, OH the daughter of the late Henry and Mary (Heether) Hohler. Edna was a graduate of Birmingham (OH) High School and The Mansfield Business College. On May 6, 1944 she married James F. Herlihy and after 68 years of marriage, he preceded her in death on July 25, 2012.
In addition to an extended period as a full time mother and homemaker, Edna worked as a secretary at the Atomic Bomb Project in Oak Ridge, TN, The Ohio Steel Tube Company, and the library at Shelby Senior High School, retiring in 1985. She was a member of Most Pure Heart of Mary Catholic Church and the Altar Rosary Society.
Edna is survived by her children: Carol (Steven) Moore of Mundelein; IL, Mary Jo McHugh of Shelby; Robert (Shelley) Herlihy of Cincinnati, OH; Thomas (Margo) Herlihy of Dublin, OH; and Richard Herlihy (Betty Herndon) of Linn, MO; 11 grandchildren; 9 great grandchildren (soon to be 10); 7 step grandchildren; 12 step great grandchildren; 1 step great great grandson; 2 sisters: Dorothy Seiler of Sandusky, OH and Virginia (Charlie) Young of Shelby; Sisters-in-law: Marie Hohler and Anne (Emile) John; Brothers-in-law: William (Joanne) Herlihy and Dennis Herlihy. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by 3 brothers: Lawrence, Clifford, Dennis (Dan) Hohler; 2 sisters: Agnes Link and Elizabeth Hohler; her beloved son-in-law: Dr. John McHugh.
Family and friends are welcome on Thursday, October 17, 2013 from 5-8 PM at the Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby and also from 9:30- 10:15 AM on Friday at the funeral home. The rosary will be recited at 7:45 PM Thursday at the funeral home. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday at 10:30 AM at Most Pure Heart of Mary Catholic Church, 29 West Street, Shelby with Father James Sanford officiating. Burial will be in the parish cemetery. Memorial expressions may be made to St. Mary School Endowment Fund.
The Herlihy family would like to thank the caring staff and supportive friends at Elmcroft Assisted Living – especially Mary Fisher.
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