Loretta May Eilerman

May 30, 1937 ‒ May 08, 2019

Marion, Ohio

Loretta May Eilerman, age 81 of Marion, passed away Wednesday May 8, 2019 at Marion General Hospital due to complications from dementia.

Loretta was born on May 30, 1937 in Findlay, the daughter of the late Emmett L. and Vera G. (Decker) Frey. She graduated from Findlay High School in the class of 1955.

Loretta worked in customer service for over 30 years, retiring in 1991. She started with GTE/Verizon as one of the first switchboard operators. Her career path also took her to the Fulfillment Corporation of America and Walmart.

Loretta was an avid bowler and member of the Women’s Bowling Association. She also loved to play cards and was involved in a Euchre club. She enjoyed dancing and she had a generous heart. Family always came first for Loretta and no one left the house without a hug, a kiss and a “God Bless You”.

She is survived by her four daughters: Valinda (William) Klingler, Valrie (Douglas) Gay, Vickey (fiancé Scott Bennett) Martin and Vera (Lawrence R. Smith) Mitchell; grandchildren: Jereme (Judy Brenner) Phillips, Nathan (Tammy) Phillips, Rachael Klingler, Megan Klingler, William Klingler, Joshua (fiancé Amanda Cuffman) Gay, Justin (Ashlee) Gay, Summer (Kevan) Tidd, Kyle (Jennifer) Weddington, Lacey (Greg Grammer) Mitchell and Brittany (Walter, III) Call; 19 great grandchildren; 5 great great grandchildren; siblings: Luther Frey, Richard (Betty) Frey and Annetta Shifflet.

Visitation will be Monday, May 13, 2019 at Snyder Funeral Homes, GUNDER/HALL Chapel, 347 West Center St., Marion from 4PM to 7PM; Funeral service will be Tuesday at the funeral home at 10AM with Pastor Jeff Bush officiating; burial will be in Knollcrest Cemetery, Arcadia at approximately 12:30PM.

If so desired, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.

The Snyder Funeral Homes of Marion are honored to be serving the Eilerman family; condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting www.SnyderFuneralHomes.com


  • Vickey, my family and I are praying for you and your family. May God bless you and help you through this most difficult time.

  • VIckey, I am so sorry for your loss. We are praying for you and your family and may God bless you!

  • Vickey and family,

    Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers at this very difficult time.

    With deepest sympathy,
    Dr. Christopher Smallwood and staff

  • Vickey and family,
    I am so sorry to hear of Loretta’s passing. She always had a smile and made you laugh no matter what. I know it has been a difficult few years, but prayers that your past memories shine through. She loved all of you very much!
    Kathy Moore

  • Sorry to hear about Loretta’s passing. She was one of kind a true original. She always had great pride in her children. She brought a lot of smiles and joy to my life and very blessed to have known her. Prayers to all the family.

    Monica Adkins

  • So sorry for your loss. She was a good friend to my Aunt Jene Wilhelm till the day she died. I know your hearts are heavy. Please know your family are in our prayers.

  • Sweet Loretta May, how I’ve missed you over the years! I’ll forever remember you as a favorite coworker, oh the laughter we shared!!
    R.I.P. dear friend, see ya when I get there.
    You and my Dad will definitely have Heaven full of laughter! Lots of love xo

  • Our thoughts are with you in these days. Your mother will always be in our hearts and memory.

    Richard and Betty Frey
    Frank and Karen Cahall
    David Frey

  • My thoughts and prayers are with the family. Heaven gained a wonderful person with a great smile. I have thought of Loretta many times over the years. My mom, Jene Wilhelm, and Loretta were good friends. I’m sure those two are having a good laugh and talking about old times. May God be with you.

  • Girls, our hearts go out to all of you. I know how close you were with your Mom & remember how much fun we had bowling. SHE was the party that we were privileged to enjoy with her!! Love and prayers for you all. She is laughing in Heaven right now and probably being ornery! XOXO!!

  • Girls, we are so sorry for your loss. We will always remember the JOY your mother shared with our family. May the God of peace and comfort be with you in these days ahead.
    Spike and Barbara Rice

  • Good bye my friend it has been many years since we laughed together but I still have those great memories. My heart is saddened but I know I will laugh again with you. RIP 😢❤️Sue Blair Connor

  • Vera and family, So sorry to hear of your loss. Your mom was a very sweet lady. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  • To Family or Loretta:

    So Sorry for you loss to the whole family. The Video is Tremendous.
    our thoughts and prayers are with each of you at this time. Love You All
    Uncle Phil and Aunt Sharon

  • Sorry to hear about Loretta’s passing.My heart goes out to all her family. Loretta was truly one of a kind and I loved working with her. She was so funny and alway’s had a joke to tell.Even though I haven’t seen her for a few years she is in my memories.

  • Sorry for your lost I worked with her at Walmart she will be missed she was at the nursing home I worked at

  • Loretta was a nice person. She uplifted me when I was around her. She will be missed. May God comfort her family and friends.

  • Valinda, Valrie Vickey and Vera, I was saddened to hear that your mother passed away. My thoughts are with you and your family.