Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Melva Marie “Blocher” Schwaberow (April 27, 2019)

Melva Marie “Blocher” Schwaberow, age 96 of Greenville, Ohio passed away at 4:10 PM Saturday April 27, 2019 at the Brethren Retirement Community Greenville, Ohio. Melva was born June 9, 1922 in Winchester, Indiana and the daughter of the late David Forrest and Lela (Coddington) Benson.

She was retired from Fram Corporation of Greenville following 29 years of employment. Also a member of the Poplar Grove Church of the Brethren. Melva was meticulous about mowing her yard, spending time with her family, particularly her grandchildren, going fishing, camping and dancing.

In addition to parents she was preceded in death by her first husband Samuel Blocher; second husband Chester Schwaberow; son David Eugene Blocher; brothers Ralph and Richard Benson and sister Mary Richardson.

Melva is survived by her son Michael (Brenda) Blocher of New Paris; grandchildren Scott Blocher, Angela (Rob) Hart, Amy (Jason) Posey, Douglas (Jennifer) Blocher and Ryan Blocher; 7 great grandchildren, 3 step great grandchildren, 14 great great grandchildren; sisters Barbara Hinkle of Winchester, Indiana, Patricia (Charles) Simpson of Stanford, Kentucky, brother James (Pat) Benson of Union City, Indiana, longtime friend Carolyn Blocher of Greenville as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 PM Thursday May 2, 2019 in the Zechar Bailey Funeral Home Greenville, Ohio with Pastor Todd Reish officiating. Burial will follow in the Greenville Cemetery Greenville, Ohio. The family will receive friends on Thursday from 1:00 PM until time of the services in the funeral home.

It is the wishes of the family that Memorial Contributions be given the Brethren Retirement Community Resident’s Aid Fund.

Condolences for the family may be sent to www.zecharbailey.com