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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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Memories & Condolence

  1. Ann Imhoff says:

    Mary Jo-I am so sorry for the loss of your Mother. She was such a dear lady and always made me feel so special. Just think, she and John are there together and she is telling everything we are doing down here.
    My love and prayers are with you
    Ann and family

  2. Becky (Forbes) Plank says:

    Edna was always a ray of sunshine when I visited my mom at Elmcroft. She always had a sweet smile and kind words. She became a special friend to my mom in the few months mom has been at Elmcroft and mom looked forward to meals and visits with her. She will be missed. May God be with your family during this difficult time and know Heaven now has a special angel.

  3. Mindy (Utz) Mess says:

    Mary Jo & family,
    So sorry to hear of your loss. Thinking of you and keeping you in our prayers.
    – Mindy & Grant

  4. Michelle Geissman says:

    My sincere sympathy to the family. It was a pleasure to get to know Edna. She was very blessed to have such a wonderful family. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

  5. Jack Sharp says:

    … I just learned of Edna’s death. I join with my mother, Betty, in wishing you comfort during these days of loss. She was a gracious neighbor for a season at Elmcroft. …

  6. Sheila Biglin says:

    Oh Tom, I was so sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. She sounds like she was a wonderful woman. I just wanted to let you know that we are thinking of you and your family at this time.

  7. Medrith Brown says:

    My deepest and heartfelt sympathy in the passing of Edna Herlihy. I know how much you all must miss her but at the sometime I am aware how much she missed James (Mr. H). I became acquanted with Mrs. H in the Shelby High School Library where I was one of the library aides. I actually spent quality time with Edna and Bonnie Carmichael working there all four years of high school. I have many fond memories of Mrs. H. She was an all around wonderful and kind person who always had a smile and joyful greeting for me and everyone else whom she came in contact with. My Mother, Faye Brown, also knew Edna from Shelby Jr. High School. I was able to keep in contact with Edna over the years but now as much as I would have liked to. To Edna’s Family and Friends… I wish you peace, comfort and compassion at this time. I will cherish memories of Edna. Sincerely, Medrith Brown — (Shelby High School Class of 1983)

  8. Kris Brown Smith says:

    Dear Tom,
    I am so very sorry to hear of the passing of your mother. May the Lord comfort you among your family and nearby friends. Your parents are dancing together, now. Yours in friendship, Kris

  9. Martha Fort says:

    Dear Tom,
    I agree with your eloquent words. She wanted to be with your dad and is with him now in peace. Please know that my thoughts are with you and your family.

  10. Nikki and Jason Fortman says:

    Mary Jo,
    So sorry to hear about your mom. I don’t think we ever met her but judging from the daughter she raised she must have been a pretty great woman! You are the strongest person I know and the struggles of these past few years have been many. I only hope I can be half the person you were through all this! You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  11. James and Joann Hipsher says:

    TJ and Family,
    Sorry to hear of your mother’s death. Know that you are in our thoughts. May your many memories comfort you in the days ahead.
    Jim and Joann Hipsher

  12. Mike and Molly moore says:

    TJ and family,
    Please accept our deepest sympathies and prayers during this difficult time.
    Mike and Molly Moore

  13. Jennifer Friebel Bowman says:

    Tom and family,

    I was sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. May the many cherrished memories help comfort you and knowing that she had a blessed life.

    Jennifer Friebel Bowman

  14. Stephanie Payne-Triplett says:

    MaryJo, just want to say how sorry I am about your Mother. Both she and your Father were very good people. Will miss seeing them in church. May they Rest In Peace.

  15. Sally Hurst says:

    Carol and Mary Jo and family,

    I just learned of your mother’s death and I am so sorry for your loss.
    I remember how loving and kind your dad and mom were to me during
    my short stay in Shelby. My thoughts and prayers are with your

    Love, Sally

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