Grover W. Baber, age 82 of Cridersville, died 2:04 p.m., Monday, January 14, 2013 at St. Rita’s Medical Center. He was born February 23, 1930 in Lima, Ohio; the son of the late John W. and Vivian A. Dixson Baber.
After graduating from Shawnee High School, he received his Bachelor of Science degree in music education from Ohio State, and then went on to Murray State where he received his Master of Art in psychology-education. Continuing on with his education he attended the University of Colorado where he received his Masters in drama, he then received his certification in administration from University of Dayton, and the last college he attended was Wright State University.
He was a retired singer and choral teacher with the public school systems in the Springfield area for over 35 years. He was a member of the Trinity Methodist Church and a U.S. Army Veteran serving during the Korean War.
Survivors include a son – Cy Wayne (Nancy) Baber; 4 grandchildren – Amanda, Tyler, Parker, and Chase a brother – John J. Baber of Lima; 3 sisters – Alfretta Weaver of Marysville; Olethea (Hank) Zaborniak of Perrysburg and Ploma (Charles) Arnett of Lima; a brother-in-law – Forest Weaver of Lima.
He was preceded in death by 7 sisters and their husbands – Velma (Bernard)Brown, Arlene (Earl) Fritz, LaDonna Weaver, Margery (Walter) Lange, Carolyn (Robert) Place, Magalena (Fred) Kimpel, and Walthea (Jack) Helser; brother-in-law – Emmet Weaver and sister-in-law – Lois G. Baber.
Memorial services will begin 1:00 p.m., Sunday, January 20, 2013 at Otterbein-Cridersville Community Room. Rev. Lynn Huffman will officiate. Military rites will be by V.F.W. Post 1275 of Lima.
Memorial contributions may be given to the donor’s choice.
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