WGM Hero of the Faith article
NEW WATERFORD – Meryl Thelma Esenwein, 73 joined the Saints in Heaven on October 31, 2014.
She was born October 23, 1941, a daughter of the late Merrill Thomas and Bertha (Snyder) Esenwein. She was the granddaughter of Joseph H. Snyder, Sr. and Irene Longanecker Snyder and Ed and Minnie Coppock Esenwein.
Meryl was the beloved sister of Dorothy E. Vosloh, of Foley, AL, Lavern T. (Penny) Esenwein of Hickory, N.C., and Paul (Carolyn) Esenwein, Sr. of Salem. She leaves behind many nieces and nephews and grandnieces and nephews.
She was a graduate of Fairfield/Waterford High School (now Crestview) and Asbury University, Wilmore, KY. Meryl was a lifetime member of the East Fairfield United Methodist Church.
Meryl was a missionary with World Gospel Mission in Burundi, Tanzania and Uganda, Africa for 38 years. She worked as a teacher, printshop artist, illustrator and especially enjoyed working with youth and church ministries. She enjoyed weaving rugs, painting, crafts and her beautiful garden.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, November 5 at 10:00 a.m. at East Fairfield United Methodist Church, 45675 State Route 558, New Waterford, OH 44445.
The family will receive friends on Tuesday, November 4 from 6-8 p.m. at Seederly-Mong and Beck Funeral Home, 154 S. Elm St., Columbiana, and also one hour before the services at the church on Wednesday.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to World Gospel Mission, PO Box 948, Marion, IN 46952; World Missionary Press, Inc., PO Box 120, New Paris, IN 46553; East Fairfield United Methodist Church, 45675 St Rt 558, New Waterford, OH 44445; or the charity of your choice.
The Seederly-Mong & Beck Funeral Home in Columbiana has been entrusted with the arrangements.
Family and friends are invited to visit www.seederly-mongandbeck.com to sign the guestbook or send private condolences.