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Mother of Margaret Eberly Murawski ’70, Virginia Eberly Bonnough ’71 & Sue Eberly Kanney ’74 passed away

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on March 21, 2016

Dolores (Baker) Eberly Obituary
Dolores (nee Baker)
Dolores Eberly of Monclova, Ohio went home to her Savior Jesus Christ, on March 20, 2016, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio, Perrysburg. Prior to moving there, she was a resident of The Lakes of Monclova. Mom was born September 9, 1918, to Frank and Minnie (Gladieux) Baker. She graduated from Waite High School. During her early working years she was employed by the B. R. Baker Co. selling boys clothes. There she met her husband, John. They were married in Sacred Heart Church on October 21, 1943 and she settled into life as a wife and mother. She and dad bought a farm in Monclova Township that they named Bittersweet because some days are bitter and some days are sweet. There the family raised Yorkshire hogs and later Percheron Draft Horses which dad, and later her son and grandsons, showed in various competitions. They also had a farm in Coshocton County where they grew much attached to the Amish community. She went back to work in her later years and retired from an office position at Team Sports.
Mom was devoted to her family, with 6 children; 17 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren and two more that are on their way. She never missed a birthday, a First Communion, a wedding or any other event, right up to two weeks ago for a wedding shower honoring her future granddaughter, Maria, who will be married to grandson John Kanney in May! All you had to do was invite her and she would be there. She was an amazing mother and grandmother. Her grandchildren have fond memories of Grandma Dee!
In her leisure time she was a docent at the Wolcott house and loved showing the house to children of all ages and teaching the history of the Maumee Valley. She also belonged to three bridge clubs and enjoyed playing euchre at the Senior Center.
She is survived by her sons, John (Patricia) Eberly, Jr., Fred (Ann) Eberly, Bob (Carol) Eberly; her daughters, Peggy (Steve) Murawski, Ginny (Mike) Bonnough and Sue (Ed) Kanney; 17 grandchildren; and 34 great-grandchildren; her sister, Eileen Trawinski; sister-in-law, Rita Baker; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband of 45 years, John C. Eberly; brothers, Bernard and James Baker; sisters, Thelma Baker, Virginia Dunn and Bernice Langenderfer; and in-laws on both sides of the family. She also mourned the loss of her son-in-law, Ed Kanney; and two great-grandchildren, Gabrielle Eberly and Daniel Murawski.
Rev. Adam Hertzfeld, Pastor of St. Joan of Arc Catholic Parish has invited mom to be visited at St. Joan of Arc Church, 5856 Heatherdowns Blvd. Toledo, OH, Tuesday, March 22, from 1 p.m. – 9 p.m. with the rosary at 3 p.m. Additional visitation will be held starting at 10 a.m., on Wednesday March 23, with the
funeral mass to follow at 11 a.m., at St. Joan of Arc. Interment will immediately follow at St. Joseph Cemetery Maumee, OH. The Maison-Dardenne-Walker Funeral Home, Maumee, Ohio has been entrusted with arrangements. Online condolences may be given at
Mom’s children would like to thank the caregivers of both Hospice of Northwest Ohio and the Lakes of Monclova for their love and compassion in mom’s last days. Memorial donations may be made to St. Joan of Arc Catholic Community or Hospice of Northwest Ohio.
As published in The Blade

Published in Toledo Blade on Mar. 21, 2016– See more at:

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