Elfa L. Hack Callahan
September 22, 1941 ‒ April 18, 2016
Mount Vernon, Ohio
Formerly of Cardington, Ohio
Elfa L.(Hack) Callahan, age 74, of Mount Vernon passed away Monday, April 18, 2016 at Country Court Nursing Home surrounded by her family after a twelve year battle with Alzheimer’s disease. Elfa was born September 22, 1941 in Cardington, OH to the late Martin and Thelma (Barthlomew) Hack. Elfa graduated from Cardington High School in 1959 and about a year later married Richard A. Callahan on August 28, 1960. Together they shared 46 years of marriage, raising two children, loving seven grandchildren, and working together at U-Haul, in Toledo, Ohio, where Elfa was the office manager. Richard preceded Elfa in death on April 20, 2007.
In addition to working at U-Haul, Elfa worked for ARMCO Steel and The Middletown City Schools as the Payroll Supervisor. Elfa was a quiet and reserved woman who took great pride in taking care of her family. She loved to spend time with her grandchildren and always looked forward to their visits. A woman of faith, Elfa was a previous member of Jacksonburg UMC in Middletown, and later attended Green Valley UMC in Mount Vernon, Ohio. She was a member of the Emmaus group where she volunteered with the Kairos prison ministries.
Elfa is survived by children, Martin (Lisa) Callahan of Lewis Center and Lynn (Bob) Burns of Mount Vernon; grandchildren, Katie, David, Molly, Mitchell, Nolan, Audrey and Clara; brothers, Niles and Nelson Hack; sister, Mary Holtrey; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by one brother, Noel Hack.
Visitation will be held Friday, April 22, 2016 from 11 until 1 pm at Denzer-Farison-Hottinger & Snyder Funeral Home, 360 E. Center St., Marion with a 1 pm funeral service. Burial will follow at The Historic Marion Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made in Elfa’s honor to Hospice of Knox County, 17700 Coshocton Rd., Mount Vernon or to the Lil Mac Kids Autism Foundation, 6236 Westwick Place, Lewis Center, Ohio. Snyder Funeral Homes of Mount Gilead is honored to serve the Callahan Family and online condolences may be expressed by visiting www.SnyderFuneralHomes.com.