Mary Herring

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EATON — Mary E. Herring, formerly of Eaton, died Friday, March 14, at the Arroyo Grande Care Center, Arroyo Grande, California, after a brief illness.

She was born April 27, 1913, in Gnadenhutten, to Warren A. and Frances E. (Webb) Spring and had lived most of her life in Preble County. She attended Western College for Women and was graduated from Miami University with B.S. in Education and M.Ed. degrees. She was a retired school teacher, having taught in the Dayton Public Schools for 3 years and in the Eaton Public Schools for 36 years. After retirement, she continued as a substitute teacher in the Eaton school system for 24 more years—-until age 92 ½. She was a member of the Eaton United Church of Christ; the Retired Teachers' Association; Delta Kappa Gamma, a teachers' sorority; an honorary member of the local Omicron Sigma sorority; and an 83-year member of the Order of the Eastern Star.

Her husband, John A. Herring, Sr., died Aug. 31, 1963.

Survivors include one son, John A. (Kathy) Herring, Jr. of Eaton; one daughter, Nancy E. (Robert) Taylor of Pismo Beach, California; three grandchildren, Gregory Herring of Greenville, North Carolina; Deborah Taylor Sonntag of Fort Myers, Florida; and Gayle Taylor Parkin of Bloomfield, New Jersey; and six great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be at noon on Saturday, March 22, at the Girton Schmidt & Boucher Gard Funeral Home, 226 West Main Street, Eaton, with the Rev. Roger Stine officiating. Burial will be in Mound Hill Cemetery, Eaton. The family will receive friends on Friday, March 21, from 3-6 p.m., and one hour prior to services on Saturday both at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Eaton United Church of Christ, 113 W. Decatur Street, Eaton, OH 45320 or to one's favorite charitable organization. Online condolences and other remembrances may be sent to the family by visiting

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Girton- Schmidt -Boucher Gard Funeral Home
226 W. Main St
Eaton, OH 45320
(937) 456-3333
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Published in The Eaton Register-Herald from Mar. 17 to Mar. 18, 2014
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