Owen J. Hershberger, age 84 of West Farmington, Ohio passed away Tuesday afternoon, March 25, 2014 at his residence. He was born on December 8, 1929 in Parkman Township, son of Joni J. and Mattie (Schmucker) Hershberger. Owen married Mary B. Byler April 1, 1954 and married 59 years before she died June 30, 2013. He retired from Johnson Rubber in 1992 and was a minister and farmer. He was a member of the Old Order Amish Church. He also restored John Deere Tractors and repaired baler equipment.
He will be missed dearly by his friends and family; his daughter Lynda (Melvin) Schmucker of West Farmington; 6 grandchildren, Malvern Schmucker, Martin Schmucker, David (Shirley) Schmucker, Marc Schmucker, Phillip Schmucker, all of Garrettsville, and Rose (David) Zook of Bristolville; 3 great grandchildren; 7 brothers, Noah, Jonas, Emanuel, John, Allen, Dan, and Melvin Hershberger; 5 sisters, Mary Ann (Reuben) Byler, Sylvia (Dan) Miller, Polly (Andy) Byler, Amanda (Elmer) Miller, and Martha (Ervin) Miller. He is preceded in death by his wife Mary Hershberger; his father, his mother, step mother, and 1 brother.
The Funeral Service will be held 9:30 A.M. Friday, March 28, 2014 at 13015 Brosius Rd., Garrettsville, OH. Burial will be at Detweiler Cemetery, Nelson Twp., OH. Calling hours will be anytime until the time of Service. Russell Funeral Service in Middlefield assisted family with arrangements. Online condolences www.russellfuneralservicesusa.com
(Russell Funeral Service, 440-632-1925, RC 3-27-14)