Angela M. Haberman

December 09, 1926 ‒ July 31, 2013

Marion, Ohio

Angela M. Haberman, 86, passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by her family on Wednesday, July 31, 2013.

Annie was born on December 9, 1926 in Marion, the daughter of the late Nelson G. and Mary (Snyder) Irvin.

She was a 1945 graduate of St. Mary’s High School and a lifelong member of St. Mary Church, Marion. She married William Haberman on February 15, 1948, and spent 50 years together raising their family with love. Willie died on December 8, 1998. Both coming from large families, they raised seven children: Kathy (Tim) Taylor of Delaware, William J. (Mary Jo) of Columbus, Mark A. (Alana) of Dublin, Shannon of Delaware, Mary Alice (Don) Cheek of Cincinnati, Michael (Paula) of New Philadelphia and the late Charles M. Haberman.

Annie was the most loving, caring grandmother of the “original Annie’s Angels”: Mary Hughes of Delaware, Katie (Brent) Herdman of Marion, Wil (Amy) Haberman of Columbus, Wes (Tristan) Haberman of Columbus, Shanon Cheek of Columbus, Whitney (Joe) Ames of Aurora, OH, Andy Haberman of New Philadelphia, Abby Haberman of Nashville, TN, Michelle Cheek of Cincinnati, Steve (Maria) Haberman of Columbus, Bayley Haberman of Cleveland, Colleen Cheek of Columbus, and Zach Haberman of New Philadelphia.

She is also survived by great-grandchildren, Austin, Annie, Tess, Anthony, Maddie, Wyatt, and Kate, step great-grandchildren Brittani, Jordon, and Lauryn, step great-great grandchild, Trixie.

Annie is also survived by her beloved younger brother Bob (Nettie Ann) Irvin of Gainsville, FL, her dear friend and sister in law Shirley Marquis of Marion, brother in law Allen (Mary) Haberman of Batesville, MS, and many much-loved nieces and nephews from the Irvin and Haberman families.

Annie filled a home with so much love and laughter it was the center of our lives. Those who knew her and knew her family immediately became part of that love. Because of Annie and Willie, the Haberman house knew no strangers. All were embraced with a hug and a kiss. By her example, she taught her children and grandchildren to do the same.

Special thanks to the Council for Older Adults of Delaware County and Virginia Durr, her caregiver, for their tremendous care and support. Donations may be made to the St. Mary/Marion Catholic Alumni Association or the American Cancer Society. Family will receive friends on Sunday, August 4, 2013 from 2:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at Gunder/Hall & Folk Funeral Directors. A funeral Mass will be held on Monday, August 5, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Mary Church, Marion. Burial will follow in St Mary’s Cemetery. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.

  • Thoughts and prayers with all of you. Haber was such a special woman who touched so many lives.

  • I am very sorry to hear of Mrs. Haberman’s passing. I remember her warm smile and the care she demonstrated for everyone around her. We share your grief in this difficult time with deepest sympathy and condolence.

  • Mary Jo and Bill my thoughts and prayer are with you during this sad time. May God bless you.

    Love,
    Chris Sheehe Fleming

  • Coming down to your house as a teenager was always a treat for me, for too many reasons to mention here! However, Annie’s generosity, which is well known, was something I experienced regularly. I would go down to your house and ask her if I could babysit and she and Willie would go out ( really with no place to go) so that I could earn some spending money. She also provided Janet Schmidt and myself with a can of black olives every time we visited! Annie made every one feel that they were special and that is a rare gift! All the Chill’s were blessed to have known her and all of you!

  • We were very sad to hear of Annie’s passing, you all are in our thoughts and prayers.

  • So sorry for your loss. We have many wonderful memories of the Haberman family and the store in La Rue. My brother worked at the grocery, when he was a teenager many years ago. Annie and Al were wonderful people. Annie was truly a angel and I’m certain all her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren have beautiful memories of her. May each one find comfort in those memories that no one can take away!

  • So sorry for your loss. We have many wonderful memories of the Haberman family and the store in La Rue. My brother worked at the grocery, when he was a teenager many years ago. Annie and Willie were wonderful people. Annie was truly a angel and I’m certain all her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren have beautiful memories of her. May each one find comfort in those memories that no one can take away!

  • Our heartfelt condolences and prayers go out to the Haberman Family. When my mother informed me this past Saturday of Annie’s passing, I sat down on the front steps of my home with a sad heart, but as I recalled all my experiences at the Haberman’s– the overnights, meals, and just hanging out; the one thing that stood out was the love that she shared with all. With that a smile came to my face knowing that our God has a special place in Heaven for people like Annie!

  • What a special lady your Mother was. It was such a privilege to know her and all of you. Great memories of her and your dad.
    Our sincere sympathy to all of you.

  • Remember,

    While mourning the loss of your mom, others are rejoicing to meet her in heaven.

    Grasshopper died too young and Willie was so very special. How happy both must be to see her again.

    If our hugs were strong enough to take away your pain, we would start now and never stop.

    love
    aleda (aka sissy) and bill

  • During the mid and late 60’s I became a small part of the Haberman clan as I worked for Willie in LaRue. Annie treated me like one of her own and I’ve thought about her often over the years. She and Willie were living examples of true empathy and love. I have attempted to live by those examples…..not an easy thing to do. My 11 yr old son and I walked the Cash and Carry isles (same floor) just last week and I told him some stories about the Haberman family.. Thank you and love to you all. llib

  • To All:
    I am so sorry to hear of Mrs Haberman’s passing. Over the last several years I only saw her occassionaly here in Delaware but she still embraced and smiled for me like she did when I was growing up in Marion. I will always remmeber the good times at the Haberman’s and how Mr and Mrs Haberman made us all family. You are in my thoughts and prayers.