DeLee (Garber) McNaul

September 14, 1920 ‒ July 02, 2017

Bellville, Ohio

BELLVILLE: DeLee (Garber) McNaul, 96, our beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and great-great grandmother, transcended in to Heaven July 2, 2017, from the beautiful and peaceful O’Possum Run Valley-area that she loved.

Born September 14, 1920 near Butler, to D. Lee and Lois (Lemley) Garber; she lived in the Mansfield/Bellville area her entire life. During her high school years she pridefully played violin in the Mansfield Senior High School Orchestra and the Mansfield All-Girl Orchestra. Throughout her lifetime, her fingers danced on the piano and organ; sharing her fondness of music and singing with her congregation and family.

United in love, she married husband, Dale S. McNaul on April 5, 1941, and they spent a whirlwind 54 years together. She was a devoted wife, consummate homemaker and an extraordinary mother. With kind words, unconditional love and a forgiving heart; her grace and gentle demeanor blessed her beloved family of five generations.

Fortunate to travel world-wide, she visited Italy, France, England and Switzerland seeing places her husband had served during WWII in the 457th Air Squadron.  Exploring state-side to see quilts in Williamsburg, viewing the beauty of the Teton Range and cruising the Alaskan Passage were some of her greatest joys! The most memorable times were spent with her entire family during Cedar Point vacations. Beginning in 1916, it became an annual tradition that spanned a hundred years, after her own parents had first met there.

Deeply-rooted in her Lutheran faith she was an active member of St. Matthews Lutheran Church, Mansfield and St. Paul Lutheran Church, Bellville.  DeLee was involved as a Prayer Chain Coordinator, Sunday School and Vacation Church School teacher, and served on Council of the Home Share Group. Her genteel spirit, compassionate and prayerful nature, and unwavering kindness leave us all blessed to have known her sweet soul.

Survivors include her devoted daughters, Janet (Ken, deceased) Steele, Marsha (Joseph) Marzetti, Marilyn (Robert, deceased) Baker and Marjorie (Kirby) Terakedis. Adored grandchildren, Wayne (Tami) Camp, Wendy Russell, Mike Camp, Heather (Vince) Gangi, Matthew (Betsy) Terakedis, Holly Marzetti (Laura Parker), David (Amber) Terakedis and KayDee (Jeremy) Perry, 18 of the “greatest” grandchildren and 14 of the “greatest” great grandchildren and loving brother Donovan (Martha) Garber, and endeared nieces and nephews.

Sadly preceded in death by her parents D. Lee and Lois, husband Dale, sister Donna Garber Solar and nephews, Gary Harris and David Garber.

In DeLee’s remembrance, visitation will be held Wednesday, July 5, 2017, in St. Paul Lutheran Church (Community Room), 48 Church St., Bellville, from 5:00-7:00 p.m.  A Celebration of Life will be held Thursday, July 6, 2017 at 11:00 am, with visiting the hour prior to the service.  Pastor Douglas J. Pretorius will officiate and burial will follow in Bellville Cemetery.

Although thoughtful, in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul Lutheran Church or the Jefferson Twp. Bellville Fire Department, through the funeral home.

The Bellville Snyder Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of DeLee McNaul and encourage you to leave a message of condolence at:

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  • Marilyn, Prayers for comfort and grace be with you and your family during this time of loss. I have missed seeing your mom in church. May you find comfort in knowing she is with her Lord.

    Irene Ammons

  • I am so sorry for your loss! I know she was a special lady…she’s from Belleville! My husband’s grandma grew up in Mansfield,mretired in Belleville and was one of my favorite people ever! I will keep your grandma and family in my prayers❤️

  • My thoughts and prayers go out to the family of DeLee McNaul. I’m sorry for your loss. May God bring you comfort and peace.
    With love,
    Kris Quandt

  • There are no words that could begin to express the sorrow in our hearts , knowing what a profound loss this is for the entire family. While her sunset here on earth is so difficult to bear, may you take comfort realizing that her sunset gave rise to a glorious sunrise in Heaven. She was a kind and gentle soul that made a difference to all that were fortunate to know her. We will miss her,… always.

  • To the family you have my deepest sympathy and will remain in my thoughts and prayers. Though it is never easy losing someone so beloved, to read about the wonderful life that she lived is truly amazing.

    With Love & Blessing

  • My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

  • DeLee was a wonderful neighbor when we lived next to her on Dickerdon Ave.
    We have missed her since we moved to Mansfield, we will also miss her Christmas
    Rest in peace DeLee

  • Marg and family – My sympathy to all of you. Your mother was such a wonderful person and had the sweetest smile. She was always so welcoming to all of us in the “Park Gang”. She was one of the many special neighborhood parents who made all of us feel like we were one of their kids and provided us with many wonderful memories. My love to all of you.

  • Even a life well lived hurts us when it ends. Your loved one sounds like she was an extraordinary person. We all can look forward to the fulfillment of Revelation 21:3,4 when death, sorrow and mourning will be a thing of the past. Condolences to your family.