Theodore R. Mayberry

Born: Sun., Oct. 14, 1923
Died: Wed., Dec. 4, 2019


2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Fri., Dec. 06, 2019
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Fri., Dec. 06, 2019
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Sat., Dec. 07, 2019
Location: Hartman Sons Funeral Home

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Sat., Dec. 07, 2019
Location: Hartman Sons Funeral Home

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Columbus Grove, Ohio

Theodore R. Mayberry, 96, died at 7:05 a.m., Wednesday, December 4, 2019, at The Meadows of Kalida.  He was born October 14, 1923, in Columbus Grove, Ohio, to Alfred and Margie (Coleman) Mayberry.

On October 28, 1956, he married Marijo Peterson, and she survives in Columbus Grove.

Theodore is survived by his children, Tyler (Renee) Mayberry, Amijo Mayberry and Dinah (David) King; grandchildren, Skyler Mayberry, Tayt (Emily) Mayberry, Wynn Mayberry, Brad King and Mandy King ; and his great grandchildren, Liv, Lola, Theo and Knox.

He was preceded in death by his siblings, Lloyd (Edith) Mayberry, Freda (Waldo) Blake, Elsie (Bill) Core, Elmer (Kathryn) Mayberry, Cloyce (Marjorie) Mayberry, George (Jane) Mayberry, Margaret (Wade) Augsburger, Alton (Edith) Mayberry, Willis Mayberry and Mary Lou (Glen) Metzger.

Theodore was a graduate of Columbus Grove High School, class of 1941, after which he went into the U.S. Air Force and served in the European Theater, until the end of WWII.   After the service, Theodore attended Ohio State on the G.I. Bill.

While in High School, Theodore worked a couple of days a week, (upon the recommendation of Miss Hawk!), at the Union Bank Co., Columbus Grove.  It must have worked out, because he became President of the Bank in 1962, until his retirement in the 1988.  Throughout the years he provided many people new opportunities, and was always, "Your friendly banker".

He had been a member and President of the Village Council, a founding member of the Putnam County C.I. C., a board member of the Putnam County Council on Aging and a life member of the Columbus Grove American Legion and VFW.

On a lighter note, he formed the "Union Bunkers", a popular band around the area for celebrations and parties.  He also played piano at many area nursing homes, much to the delight of their residents.

Other interests included gardening, crafting stained glass, antiquing and caring for and enjoying his home pool.

Services will begin at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 7, 2019, at Hartman Sons Funeral Home, Columbus Grove.  Pastor Geoff Eubank will officiate with burial to follow in Truro Cemetery, Columbus Grove.

Friends may call from 2:00-4:00 & 6:00-8:00 p.m. on Friday, December 6, 2019 and on Saturday, from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service, at Hartman Sons Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Columbus Grove Christian Church or the Columbus Grove High School Alumni Association.

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Jane Rutter and Jim Grillipt
   Posted Wed December 04, 2019
Please accept our condolences on your fathers passing. Though we never had the honor meeting your dad, please know that your loving, kind, and generous ways are a testimonial to what a wonderful man he was. Our thoughts and prayers to you and your family during this difficult time. We may only be neighbors but we sure think of you as family.
Jane, Jim, and Sophie too

Sharon Lammers
   Posted Wed December 04, 2019
So sorry to hear about you losing Ted!! I so enjoyed him, especially at our card games with Mom. He had a great sense of humor and a little spunk!! We had good times with him. I hate to miss paying my respects, but we will be out of town. My best to you, Marijo, and your family. Sharon Lammers

Marcia Rieman
   Posted Thu December 05, 2019
To MaryJo
Always enjoyed playing cards with you & Ted before bingo will miss him Rest in peace Ted

Marcia Rieman

Marie (Moffat) McCrate
   Posted Fri December 06, 2019
To the Family,
Ti was a wonderful neighbor while I was growing. He was humorous and helpful in teaching manners and respect. When I was a Senior in High School, my date didn't show up so he drove me to the Prom to be with my friends. He frequently got the hose out and threatened us, but then ended up just smiling at us and pretending he was really not going to do anything. Tyler frequently played baseball with us and just seemed like part of the family. And when we were ready to go to college he helped us get the financial assistance we needed. He was a wonderful, fun loving man. I am so sorry for your loss.

Doug Bradley
   Posted Tue December 10, 2019
I remember T playing piano on a float, in the Bicentennial parade in '76
He was quite a character, and a great humanbeing!
My mother Karen ( Jones)Bradley,Long. Said you could always count on T.
Even when widowed in 1970, no real income, he always helped
her out. God Bless T. and God Bless your family

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