Catherine “Louise” Baer Cyphers, O.D.

December 21, 1914 ‒ September 05, 2007

Mount Gilead, Ohio

Catherine “Louise” Baer Cyphers O.D., age 92, of Mount Gilead, died on Wednesday morning, September 5, 2007, at the Triumph Center in MedCentral Hospital in Mansfield.

She was born in Mansfield, Ohio, on December 21, 1914, the daughter of the late Charles and Lola Crowl Baer. Louise graduated from Mansfield Senior High and received her doctorate of optometry from Northern Illinois College in 1938.

In the 1940’s Louise moved to Mount Gilead and opened her optometrist practice as “Dr. Louise Baer” For fifty years she served the residents of Morrow County, all of whom held a special place in her heart, until she retired in 1988.

Shortly after opening her practice when she was young and vibrant, a handyman stopped by to fix her furnace. She took a liking to this handyman, Charles Arthur “Art” Cyphers, who eventually became her husband on March 22, 1946. Together they shared many wonderful vacations and she especially enjoyed their trips to Montana and Arizona. He preceded her in death on May 13, 1997.

Louise will be remembered for sharp and inquisitive nature. She enjoyed playing the piano and reading, especially pieces on Biblical archeology.

She was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church, the Senior Progress Club, and the Morrow County Crippled Children’s Society Board.

Left to cherish her memory include her son: Mark (Julie) Cyphers of Plain City; two step-daughters: Susan (Lowell) Strine of South Carolina, and Sandra Jones of Columbus; two grandchildren: Private Mitchell Cyphers, and Kenton “K.C.” Cyphers; and one sister: Viola Baer of Mount Gilead.

Her family will greet friends on Saturday from 10 – 11 a.m. at the Snyder Funeral Home, Craven Chapel, 67 N. Main St., Mt. Gilead, where funeral services will immediately at 11:00 a.m.with Pastor Ron Heasley officiating Burial will follow in Mansfield Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Morrow County, 228 South Street, Mount Gilead, Ohio 43338.

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