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Robert G. "Bob" McCready

MANSFIELD: Bob McCready, 84, died suddenly on August 15, 2014 at MedCentral Hospital. If you knew Bob, then you would know that he would have written his own obituary and it reads as follows:

Born October 28, 1929, one day after the famous Stock Market crash, to Helen Graham and W.G. McCready, Bob was a lifelong resident of Lexington and Mansfield, having graduated from Mansfield Senior High School in 1947. Bob was a member of the Troop 6 Boy Scouts that held meetings at the Old Blockhouse in South Park. Bob spent his childhood working on the family farm on Owens Road and loved running the equipment, baling hay, and running the combine.

On January 7, 1950, Bob married Mary F. "Nip" Cole at St. Luke's Lutheran Church, as his church since birth, First English, was being remodeled at the time. Bob and Nip honeymooned in Florida, having saved dimes since they were engaged and had enough to pay for the trip and then some. The two were married for 64 years and proudly displayed a plaque from the Ohio Statehouse recognizing their marital achievement in their home.

Bob and Nip made their residence together remodeling an old abandoned barn back in the middle of nowhere on Graham Road beside his family's farm to become their homestead for all 64 years. They raised their three children there: Marty (Becky Shriver) McCready, Laurie (Doug) Boyce, and Tom (Julie) McCready and sadly lost one daughter, Susan, at birth. They watched their family grow with grandchildren; Adam (Amanda) Boyce, Aron (Brittany) Boyce, Graham McCready, and Gabe McCready. They also delighted in their great-grandchildren, Aiden, Addy, Ashton, Cameron, Gavin, and Payton.

Bob was President of the Clearfork Tennis and Swimming Club for 2 years and both he and his wife were advisors to the Circle R 4H Horse Club, as they loved riding and caring for horses on their property.

Bob was very active in civic organizations in Mansfield, having been a member of Mansfield Kiwanis for 50 years. He was President in 1965 and his portrait hung over the fireplace mantle at the Leland Hotel as "Man of the Hour". While his wife and children were the loves of his life, God and First English Lutheran Church held his eternal focus. Bob was very active in his church, being the youngest to serve on church council and the first layperson to be president of that council. He served on almost every committee at one time or another and sung in the adult choir. Bob wishes his funeral service to be held in his beloved church and he has chosen music for the service as well!

Although Bob had many accomplishments, what he is best known for is his 67 years in the furniture business and, at the time of his death, was believed to be the oldest and most experienced furniture person in the area. Bob entered the family furniture business right out of high school, but started delivering furniture when he was in the 9th grade. Along with his father and brother Don, the family built W.G. McCready and Sons Furniture on West 4th Street, the first business on that road. They also owned McCready Interiors in the Johnny Appleseed Center. The family sold their business in 1993, but Bob went on to be involved in son Tom's furniture store, Norwalk the Furniture Idea/McCready Interiors, working part time until his death. Bob was very proud of selling quality furniture and helping people have beautiful homes.

Along with his parents, Bob was preceded in death by his brother, Don McCready; sister, Cheryl Strohminger; and brother and sister-in-law, Ray and Betts Bush. He is survived by his family mentioned above as well as sister-in-law, Lois McCready, brother-in-law, Dean Strohminger, and many nieces and nephews.

Bob's final sentence in his hand-written obituary reads: "I know this is way too long, just use whatever parts you want. Love, Bob". The family has chosen to use it all!

Funeral services for Bob McCready remain pending at this time, as his beloved wife, Nippy is in serious health. Bob and Nip did everything together. And so, the family will wait until such time as Nip can be a part of his service, or Lord willing, they might have their service completed as they would both want...together.

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Published in the News Journal from Aug. 17 to Aug. 20, 2014
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