Vera L. Oehler, 86, of Prospect, died Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018, at Marion General Hospital.
She was born Oct. 24, 1931, on the home farm near Prospect to the late Frank and Iva Ebersole Criswell. On May 19, 1951, she married Earnest Stover and he died Dec. 27, 1964. On June 20, 1969, she married Cecil Oehler and he died May 16, 2011.
She was also preceded in death by brothers, John, Richard, Harold and Paul Criswell and two sisters, Esther McCombs and Peggy Sheppard Beringer.
Vera was a 1949 graduate of the Waldo High School. She was baptized in the Trinity Lutheran Church on Smeltzer Road. Vera was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Waldo and a former long-time member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Prospect.
She was also a member of Prospect Senior Citizens and Pleasant Senior Citizens. She worked at United Bank in Prospect for more than 20 years. She also had worked at Shaffers IGA.
She is survived by her children, Richard (Lisa) Stover of Huntsville and Penny (Charles) Stover Buck of Prospect; stepchildren, Larry (Jane) Oehler of Dublin and Karen (Gary) Qualmann of Bexley; grandchildren, Aric (Brandy) Stover, Jennifer Stover Gossett, Sarah (Todd) Buck Schrecengost, Daniel (Susan) Buck, Tad (Jennifer) Oehler, Angela (Vadim) Vinokur, Kate (Patricio) Vargas, Scott (Kate) Qualman, Sadie (Nathan) Bratka, Mikaela Oyer and Max Oyer; great-grandchildren, Bailee Stover, Alivia Stover, Bronson Buck, Addison Buck, Isabelle Oehler, Lark Oehler, Oliver Vargas, Christian and Madison Miller and Andrew Vinokur; a brother, Charles (Pat) Criswell of Waldo; two sisters-in-law, Fannie Criswell of Marion and Delores Criswell of Galion; numerous nieces and nephews; and her “special child,” Marty the cat.
Funeral services are at 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 24,at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Waldo, where calling is from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday. Pastors Sarah Schaaf and Ed Wahl officiate and burial follows in Waldo Cemetery. The family is being assisted by Stofcheck-Ballinger Funeral Home in Prospect.
Memorial gifts may be made to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 162, Waldo, OH 43356.
Express condolences at www.stofcheck-ballinger.com.