Marion Eugene Bales 'Gene'

March 31, 1927 - April 6, 2018
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Marion E. “Gene” Bales age 91, of Findlay and formerly of Cridersville passed away Friday, April 6, 2018 at Bridge Hospice. He was born March 31, 1927 in Detroit, Michigan to the late Marcus and Cleo Mae Ebling Bales.  He married Mary Ann Mangus almost 70 years ago and she survives in Findlay.

Gene was a member of Cridersville United Methodist Church and had taught Sunday school for decades and also helped with the youth fellowship program. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, wood working and photography.  He also enjoyed riding motorcycles and taking motorcycle trips.

Additional survivors include children: Jean Ann (Rory) Kiser of Rutherfordton, NC, Terri Jane (Mike) Krebs and Larry Neal (Laurie) Bales from Findlay, 8 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren and 3 siblings:  Dorothy June (Tom) Edwards of Lima, Tommie Lee (Dalene) Bales of Waynesfield and Shirley Mae (Sam) Hager of Lima.

The family will receive friends Thursday, 6-8 p.m., at Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Cridersville. The funeral will be 11:00 a.m., Friday at the funeral home with Rev. Casey Ann Irwin officiating.  Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be given to Cridersville United Methodist Church or to Bridge Hospice 1900 S. Main St. Findlay. Online condolences may be shared at Bayliff AndSon.com

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Visitation Information

Date: Friday, April 6, 2018

Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Inc.


311 West Main Street, Cridersville, OH, 45806

Service Information

Date: Friday, April 13, 2018

Time: 11:00 am

Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Inc.


311 West Main Street, Cridersville, OH, 45806

Cemetery Information

Date: Friday, April 13, 2018

Memorial Park Cemetery Mausoleum Chapel


, Lima, OH,

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Born: March 31, 1927
Died: April 6, 2018

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Betty Maier posted on 4/12/18

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Marie Rogers posted on 4/11/18

May care and love of those around you provide comfort and peace to get you through the days ahead. My most sincere condolences.


Sandra Simons posted on 4/11/18

My deepest sympathies go out to you and your family. May God give you the peace that you seek. And our prayers ease the pain of your loss. Your memories of his kindness and life will be forever in your heart.