Mary Bess Neff age 92 of Greenville, Ohio, passed away on Thursday, October 21, 2010 at 12:30 PM at the Brethren Retirement Community in Greenville, Ohio. She was born on May 16, 1918 in Darke County, Ohio, to the late Orville & Rena (Eislie) Beane.
Mary was a 2nd grade teacher at South School for 25 years. She was a member of the Painter Creek Church of the Brethren, 60 year member of the Order of Eastern Star, Gettysburg Chapter, Darke County Retired Teachers Association and Ohio Retired Teachers Association. She was a Graduated of Miami University and enjoyed writing.
In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her husband, Herman Neff; brothers, Harlan, John, Wilbur, Herbert and Myron Beane; sisters, Lucy Fourman and Kathryn Loxley.
She is survived by her son and daughter in law, Jack & Janice Neff of Greenville; daughters, Marena Drew of Greenville and Veda Reiplinger of Greenville; 9 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; sister, Sara (Beane) Ellison of Greenville; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
There will be a memorial service held on Tuesday, October 26, 2010 at 11:00 AM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville with Pastor Todd Reish officiating. Burial will follow in the Abbottsville Cemetery, Darke County, Ohio. There will be a gathering one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
It is the wishes of the family that memorial contributions be given to the Brethren Retirement Community Resident Aid Fund or Painter Creek Church of the Brethren.