Birdell Addlesperger

March 26, 1915 ‒ December 24, 2012

Lexington, Ohio

LEXINGTON: Birdell Addlesperger, age 97, of Lexington

passed away early Monday morning, December 24, 2012 at

Hospice of Media County.

She was born March 26, 1915 at home, in Holmes

County to Valentine and Pearl (Purdy) Mellor. In

addition to being a twin, Birdell was one of 13

children. A graduate of Glenmont High School in Holmes

County, she finished her nurses training (RN) at the

Mansfield General Hospital School of Nursing in 1943.

She married Leland Addlesperger in 1943 and

raised two children.

Birdell enjoyed reading, baking and sewing.

She belonged to the FOREMS group of retired hospital

employees and was in charge of making stuffed animals

for the children in the emergency room for many years.

She also belonged to the “Knotty Ladies” at the

Lexington Church of the Cross where she made countless

baby quilts. Most of all, she loved spending time with

her family.

She is survived by her two children, John

Addlesperger of Lexington, and Nancy Best (nee

Addlesperger) of Olmstead Falls, her grandchildren Dr.

Amy Best of Nashville, TN, Rebecca (Shannon) Baker and

great grandson Joshua Baker of Stow. She is also

survived by her sister Odessa Ferris of Millersburg and

many nieces and nephews.

The Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home is

serving the family, and a memorial service will be held

in late March.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to

the Troy Township Firefighters Association, 199 West

Main Street, Lexington, Ohio 44904 or the Church of the

Cross, 236 Otterbein Drive, Lexington, Ohio 44904.

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