Melvin L. ‘Mel’ Numbers age 85, of Cridersville passed away 10:00 a.m., Monday, Dec. 27, 2021 at Otterbein-Cridersville. He was born April 10, 1936 in Lima to the late Ernest L. and Vera K. (Watt) Numbers. He married Carolyn D. ‘Sue’ Guisinger July 18, 1959 and she survives in Cridersville.
Mel graduated from Cridersville High School in 1954. He retired from DANA Corp where he had worked production control. Mel was a member of Cridersville United Methodist Church and Eagles Lodge, Aerie 370. He enjoyed working in the garden, tending to his yard and caring for cars. He enjoyed car and motorcycle shows, traveling and Ohio State sports, especially football. He had served as a resident member of the Otterbein Cridersville Board.
Additional survivors include brothers: Kenny (Jackie) Numbers of Wapak, Ernest (Jenny) Numbers of Cridersville: in-laws: Karen Numbers of Wapak, Patty Guisinger of Lima, Larry (Peggy) Guisinger of Lima and Gary (Paula) Guisinger of Blackhawk, CO and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his brother Donny Numbers and brother-in-law Danny Guisinger.
A memorial gathering will be held Monday, January 3 from 2 to 4 p.m. at Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Cridersville. Burial of Cremated remains will be at a later date in Memorial Park Cemetery, Lima.
Memorial contributions may be given to St. Jude Children’s Hospital or Wounded Warriors.