CRIDERSVILLE -Grover W. Baber, 82 , of Cridersville, died at 2:04 p.m., Monday, Jan. 14, 2013, at St. Rita's Medical Center.
He was born Feb. 23, 1930, in Lima, the son of the late John W. and Vivian A. Dixson Baber.
After graduating from Shawnee High School, he received his Bachelor of Science degree in Music Education from Ohio State University and then went on to Murray State where he received his Master of Art degree in Psychology-Education. Continuing on with his education, he attended the University of Colorado where he received his master's in Drama, he then received his certification in administration from University of Dayton, and the last college he attended was Wright State Uqniversity.
He was a retired singer and choral teacher with the public school systems in the Springfield area for more than 35 years. He was a member of the Trinity Methodist Church and a U.S. Army Veteran serving during the Korean War.
Survivors include a son, Cy Wayne (Nancy) Baber; four grandchildren Amanda, Tyler, Parker, and Chase; a brother, John J. Baber, of Lima; three sisters, Alfretta Weaver, of Marysville, Olethea (Hank) Zaborniak, of Perrysburg, and Ploma (Charles) Arnett, of Lima; and a brother-in-law, Forest Weaver, of Lima.
He was preceded in death by seven sisters and their husbands, Velma (Bernard)Brown, Arlene (Earl) Fritz, LaDonna Weaver, Margery (Walter) Lange, Carolyn (Robert) Place, Magalena (Fred) Kimpel, and Walthea (Jack) Helser; a brother-in-law, Emmet Weaver; and a sister-in-law, Lois G. Baber.
Memorial services will begin at 1 p.m., on Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013, in the Otterbein-Cridersville Community Room. The Rev. Lynn Huffman will officiate. Military rites will be conducted by VFW Post 1275 of Lima.
Memorial contributions may be given to a charity of the donor's choice. Funera arrangements were completed by Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Cridersville.
Condolences to the family may be shared at www.BayliffAndSon.com.
Published in Sidney Daily News on Jan. 15, 2013