Shan Mary Neer, 66, of West Liberty, passed away Friday, November 9, 2012 in Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus.
She was born in Weston-Super-Mare, England on May 8, 1946, the daughter of the late Arthur A. and Peggy G. (Prewer) Patrick. She was also preceded in death by her Father and Mother-in-law, Dwight and Ida Neer.
She is survived by her husband, Philip L. Neer, whom she married on March 11, 1967 in Indianapolis, IN; her six children, Margaret Anne (Rodney) Hager, Stephen Anthony (Surena) Neer, Patrick Philip (Michelle) Neer, all of West Liberty, Jennifer Lee (Linn) Kropf of Nampa, Idaho, David Alexander (Kathryn) Neer and Jessica Lynn Neer, both of West Liberty; one brother, Michael (Sandie) Patrick of Niles, Michigan; a sister, Lisa (Robert) Schroeder of Indianapolis, Indiana; two sisters-in-law, Grace (Jacob) Leichty and Lois (Jerry) Coons, both of West Liberty; a brother-in-law, Richard (Esther) Neer of Xenia, OH; 13 grandchildren, Ashley and Becca Hager, Laura, Courtney, Brittany, and Daniel Neer, Rose, Renee, Rachael Neer, Emmy, Brooke, Tyler Kropf and Levi Neer, and 16 nieces and nephews.
After graduation from high school, Shan attend college and later, with her husband farmed in Champaign County. She was a longtime member of Oak Grove Mennonite Church, West Liberty and had been active with the Home Extension Club. She enjoyed reading, scrapbooking, traveling, but most of all she valued her time spent with her family.
A Celebration of Life service will be held at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, November 14, 2012 at Oak Grove Mennonite Church, West Liberty officiated by Pastor Dick Barrett. Calling hours will be on Tuesday from 4 to 8 PM at the church. Burial will be held privately in Oak Grove Mennonite Cemetery, Champaign County.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Heifer International, 1 World Avenue, Little Rock, AR 72202 or by visiting www.heifer.org.
Kauffman-Eichholtz Funeral Home, West Liberty is honored to serve the family of Shan Mary Neer. Condolences may be made at www.eichholtzfuneralhome.com.