Mary (Hebler) Vestal


Mary (Hebler) Vestal, 93, of Pemberville, OH, passed away on Tuesday, March 28, 2023 at Otterbein Pemberville surrounded by her loving family. She was born on July 3, 1929 to Ernest and Emma Hebler of Pemberville, OH. She married Harry Vestal on January 22, 1949 and had a son, Daniel, and a daughter, Cynthia (Fox).

Mary worked for several years as a bookkeeper while they raised their family. After her husband died in 1969, she worked for many years at Wood Lane as a teacher assistant before opening the Plan, Do, and Talk nursery school with Sherry Ketzer. Although she lost her husband at an early age, her children and grandchildren kept her busy with various activities, sporting events, and fun adventures the rest of her life. She was also active at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, where she sang in the choir, taught Sunday school, and was active on the worship committee. She was a bright light in the lives of many, and she has always been a shining example of what it means to be family.

Mary is survived by her son Daniel (Nancy) Vestal of Sebring, FL.; her daughter Cynthia (Richard) Fox of Pemberville, OH.; her grandchildren Michelle (Jeff)

Miller and Amanda Fox; her great-grandchildren Ava and Benson Miller; and her brother Ralph (Peg) Hebler. Mary was preceded in death by her husband Harry Vestal; her sisters Ruth (Bruce) Ehmke, Doris (Glenn) Linke; and her brother Herbert Hebler.

Family and friends will be received 4-7 p.m., on Wednesday, April 5, 2023, at the Marsh Funeral Home, 4094 State Route 105, Pemberville, OH. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m., on Thursday, April 6, 2023, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 220 Cedar Street, Pemberville. There will be additional visitation from 12:30 p.m., until the time of service. Interment will be in Troy Township Cemetery, Luckey, OH.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials take the form of contributions to Bethlehem Lutheran Church, or Wood Lane Schools.

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