BERNIECE MARIAN SHOLL, 90, formerly of Butler, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2009, following a brief illness, at Chandler House Assisted Living, Kendallville, where she had resided since February of 2008. Born March 16, 1919, in Hicksville, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late Fred and Bertha (Dickerhoff) Rohrs. On Sept. 5, 1937, she married John H. Sholl, in Hicksville, Ohio. Together they owned and operated a farm near Butler; he preceded her in death on Dec. 24, 2000. She was a homemaker and avid gardener. She was a member of the Christian & Missionary Alliance Church. She was actively involved in church service for many years, teaching Sunday school classes, decorating the church and entertaining Pastors, Evangelists, Missionaries and church visitors on a regular basis. She had a passion for Missionaries and found creative ways to remember their names and work. Above all, she was known for her strong, unwavering Christian testimony and for being a prayer warrior. "She will be greatly missed." She is survived by five children, Elaine (Larry) Moughler of Butler, Dwight (Phillis) Sholl of Sturgis, Mich., Carolyn (Nolan) Ferrier of Broadview Heights, Ohio, Marlene Embry of Fort Wayne, Rev. Keith (Dolores) Sholl of Sylvania, Ohio; 16 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; sister, Vera Hubaker of Safety Harbor, Fla.; brother, Rev. Donald (Faythe) Rohrs of Fort Wayne; and many nieces, nephew and friends. She was also preceded in death by her husband; an adult child, Victor Sholl; and brothers, Robert L. Rohrs, Duane H. Rohrs and George A. Rohrs. Funeral service is 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Smith & Brown Funeral Home, 706 N. Main St., Hicksville, Ohio. (419)542-8065. The Rev. Keith Sholl and the Rev. Don Rohrs officiating. The family will receive friends from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Burial in Lost Creek Cemetery, Hicksville, Ohio. Memorials in the name of Berneice M. Sholl may be given to the Oriental Missionary Society or the Christian & Missionary Alliance Missions. Online condolences may be shared at www.smithandbrownfuneralhome.com
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Published in Fort Wayne Newspapers on Nov. 19, 2009