Marcile E. Faler, 90, of Wapakoneta, died at 1:15 a.m. Monday, Sept. 9, 2013, at The Gardens of Wapakoneta.
She was born April 9, 1923, in Shelby County, the daughter of Mary Estella (Gerdes) and Benjamin Franklin Steenrod, who preceded her in death. On July 26, 1947, she married Marvin Wilson Faler, and he died Feb. 4, 2010.
Survivors include four children, Marcia (Phillip) Fackler, of Cincinnati, Byron (Sandy) Faler, of Wapakoneta, Joyce Smith, of Sidney, and Mark (Roberta) Faler, of Lima; 11 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; a brother, Richard (Ruth) Steenrod, of Venice, Fla.; a sister, Mary McGowan, of Jackson Center; and five sisters-in-law, Grace Steenrod, of Jackson Center, Diane Steenrod, of Sidney, Mary Lane Steenrod, of Maplewood, and Eileen Faler, of Bellefontaine, and Gertrude Clinehens, of Quincy.
She was preceded in death by a son-in-law, Bruce Smith; a sister and brother-in-law, Ella Belle (Andrew) Ford; four brothers and a sister-in-law, Roland (Ruth), John, Louis, and James Edison Steenrod; a brother-in-law, Eldon McGowan; and a sister-in-law, Alice Steenrod.
A homemaker and hard worker, Marcile did custodial work. She was a 1941 graduate of Sidney High School. She loved the Lord, and was especially proud of her family, who were the love of her life. She also enjoyed quilting and gardening.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Bayliff & Eley Funeral Home, St. Rt. 501, Wapakoneta, with the Rev. Greg Roberts officiating. Burial is to follow in the Resthaven Memory Gardens near Moulton.
The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday and one hour prior to the service Wednesday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be directed to The Gardens of Wapakoneta or St. Ritaâ€™s Hospice.
Condolences may be expressed at bayliffandeleyfh.com.