Mary Ohlinger Schleicher
Mary C. Ohlinger Schleicher passed away on April 14, 2012 in Parma, Ohio. She was born October 26, 1927, in Middleport to the late F. William Ohlinger and Ada Zahl Ohlinger. Mary was a member of the Middleport Presbyterian Church, graduated from Middleport High School in 1945, and received her Bachelors and Masters Degrees from Ohio University.
Mary taught in Middleport for six years; then in 1955 she moved to Parma and completed a forty-year teaching career for the Parma City Schools. Mary loved her family, teaching, playing bridge, and working in her garden. She and her husband moved to Lehigh Acres, Florida in 1994, and Mary spent a great deal of quality time with her younger sister Moody. She was a member of OEA, NEA, Delta Kappa Gamma Society, and the St. Paul United Church in Christ in Parma.
Mary is survived by her loving husband of 57 years, Albert G. Schleicher of Parma; her twin sister and best friend, Martha Vennari of Pomeroy; her sister Moody Bailey of Lehigh, Florida; her dedicated caregiver, Sabrina Jenkins, and many wonderful friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; her sister-in-law Freda Schray of Wichita, Kansas; and her brothers-in-law, Joe Bailey of Lehigh Acres and James Vennari of Pomeroy.
Gravesite services for Mary Ohlinger Schleicher will be held on April 25, 2012 at 3:00 P.M. at the Middleport Riverview Cemetery. The service will be directed by the Anderson McDaniel Funeral Home in Middleport, and The Rev. John Franklin will officiate. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Mary may be made to the Middleport First Presbyterian Church, PO Box 226, Middleport, Ohio 45760.