Edna L. Taber

January 19, 1909 ‒ August 30, 2007

Marion, Ohio

Edna L. Taber, 98, of Fairhaven Community in Upper Sandusky and formerly of Summit St. Marion died late Thursday afternoon, August 30, 2007 at Fairhaven Community.

She was born on January 19, 1909 in Columbus, Ohio the daughter of the late Albert and Elsie L. (Gumpert) Schneider.

Edna grew up in Schoenbrunn in New Philadelphia, Ohio graduating from New Philadelphia High School in the class of 1926.

After graduation she moved to Columbus to pursue her nursing degree; attending The Ohio State University for 2 years and completing her schooling at Grant School of Nursing. While in Columbus she worked for Dr. Kirkendal, a cancer specialist.

On May 3, 1939 she married her loving husband Horace W. Taber. Together they moved to Marion to settle down and raise a family. In that same year she became a member of the Salem Evangelical and Reformed Church, now the Salem Evangelical Church. In her over 65 years of membership she was a member of the church choir, part of the board of directors, and most recently a member of the “Willing Workers” Sunday school class.

It wasn’t until their children were grown did she return to nursing; working for the Smith Clinic formerly Community Hospital. There she worked in the recovery room. After her retirement from the Smith Clinic she worked as a volunteer for the Blood Mobile of the American Red Cross .

Edna was a member of the Marion Senior Center and participated in a bowling league in her younger days. She also loved spending time in her garden or working in her yard.

She cherished her grandchildren and the time spent with them.

She will be missed her son David W. (Jill) Taber of Findlay; daughter Clela L. Taber Sheppard of Columbia, Tennessee; three grandchildren Christophor Scott (Kathy) Taber, Alexandra Paige (Jacob) Chenevey, and Cyndee Renee (William) Sheppard Price; 6 great grandchildren Katelyn Amanda, Megan Riley, Roen Foster and Marin Carney Taber, and Rip and Taylor Renee Price

In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by a brother Karl Schneider, a sister Elsie Voelker, and a brother in infancy.

Friends may call on the family on Tuesday September 4, 2007 from 6-8 p.m. at the Denzer-Farison-Hottinger & Snyder Funeral Home, 360 East Center Street, Marion, Ohio. Rev. J. Patrick Street will conduct services there on Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. Burial will follow in Worden Cemetery, near Denmark, Ohio. Following the committal service a reception will be held at the Salem Evangelical Church.

Memorial contributions if desired may be made to Salem Evangelical Church, 232 East Church Street, Marion, Ohio 43302 or the Red Cross, Marion Chapter, 1849 Summerset Drive, Marion, Ohio 43302.

Condolences can be expressed at www.snyderuneralhomes.com .