Merlin L. "Moe" Steveley

October 28, 1930 - January 24, 2018
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Merlin L. ‘Moe’ Steveley age 87, of Wapakoneta passed away 5:21 p.m., Wednesday at Shawnee Manor Nursing Home. He was born Oct. 28, 1930 in Allen County to the late Loy and Mabel Morey Steveley. He married Grace Nuesmeyer Nov. 14, 1953 and she preceded him in death Aug. 1, 2006.

Moe had retired from Ford Motor Company after 40 years. He attended Shawnee Alliance Church and was a member of the American Legion in Wapak and had served in the U. S. Navy during Korea. He was an avid gardener and enjoyed sharing the fruit of his labors. He loved to volunteer at church and was an Ohio State Fan.

Survivors include children: Pamela (Paul) May Steveley of Kingsburg, CA, David (Kimberly) Steveley of Wapakoneta, Kevin Steveley of Wapakoneta and Lori (Bradley) Aeschliman of Saline, MI, 10 grandchildren, Ashley (Brett) Nickles, Kayla Steveley, Jenna(Matt)Reaman, Emily Steveley, Justin Steveley, Mitchell Steveley, Emily May, Evan Aeschliman, Kate Aeschliman, Mike Aeschliman, 6 great grandchildren, a brother: Larry (MaryAnn) Steveley of Springfield, Ohio and a sister: Virginia McElroy of Lima.

The family will receive friends 2 – 8 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 28 at Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Cridersville and one hour prior to service at the church. The funeral will be 11:00 a.m., Monday the 29th at Shawnee Alliance Church with Rev. Shane Krites officiating. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Cemetery in Wapakoneta where military rites will be observed.

Memorial contributions may be given to Shawnee Alliance Church Building Fund or Lima Rescue Mission.

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Date: Sunday, January 28, 2018

Time: 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Inc.


311 West Main Street, Cridersville, OH, 45806

Date: Monday, January 29, 2018

Time: 10:00 am

Shawnee Alliance Church


, Lima, OH,

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Service Information

Date: Monday, January 29, 2018

Time: 11:00 am

Shawnee Alliance Church


, Lima, OH,

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Born: October 28, 1930
Died: January 24, 2018

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Jim Brooks posted on 1/30/18

So sorry to hear of Merlin's passing. He was a very nice man. Prayers to the family.


Pat (Lyons) Swaney posted on 1/30/18

Virginia - - so sorry you have lost a brother. May he rest in peace.


Geraldine Sproul posted on 1/30/18

So sorry to hear the news of Merlin's passing, Prayers to all family members and friends.


Rhonda R. Hall Pina posted on 1/30/18

David and family, please accept my deepest sympathy on the loss of your father. Praying for peace and healing.


Rick Miller posted on 1/30/18

Please accept my condolences on the passing of Merlin. The fondest memories that my wife and I shared with him were the many Sunday School and Bible School trips on the Nazarene Church bus. He always made us laugh and truly was a special person. The kind of person you really looked up to. May he rest in peace knowing he made an impact as that person.


Rick Brinkman posted on 1/30/18

I worked with Moe in the Cutter Grind department at Ford. He was always smiling. A great guy.


Jim & Joan Hepp posted on 1/30/18

Kevin, Justin and Mitchell...so very sorry to hear of Mo's passing. He was quite the guy!!


Dixie Lauer Galbraith posted on 1/30/18

My sympathy and prayers to you in the passing of your dad. May God comfort you in this time sorrow. He would quite often remind me he would pick me up for Sunday School at Grand Ave. So thankful today for that act of kindness. Dixie Lauer Galbraith