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Bernie McElroy
Bernie McElroyVegetable GardeningBernie McElroy, 87 of Richwood, died unexpectedly Friday afternoon, March 25, 2016 at The Ohio State University Medical Center.

He was born March 20, 1929 in Richwood to the late William E. and Ethel (Hildreth) McElroy.  He was also preceded in death in 2008 by his wife, Mary Lee (Bevis) McElroy, whom he married November 1, 1947, and 9 half-siblings.

He was a member of the Richwood Church of Christ as well as the Richwood VFW.  He had been involved with the little league in Richwood when his boys were playing.  Bernie was a member of the Marion County Coon Hunters, and had bowled in the former Richwood Athletic Club League.  He was known as a very accomplished gardener, always keeping himself busy tending to his vegetables.  He also enjoyed hunting and fishing.  Bernie could often be found at the Red Barn at the Richwood Fairgrounds, where he enjoyed being around harness racing.

He is survived by two sons, Dan (Esther Brown) McElroy, Mechanicsburg; Jeff (Linda) McElroy, Athens County; a sister, Emma Jean Cook, Lima; two grandchildren, Clint (Lizzie) McElroy and Kara McElroy; a great-grandson, Eli McElroy; as well as many close friends, whom he cherished.

Memorial services will be Friday, April 1, 2016 at 7:00 PM at the Stofcheck-Ballinger Funeral Home, Richwood with Pastor Matthew Craig officiating.  Friends may call 2 hours prior to the service, beginning at 5:00 PM.  Inurnment will take place at a later date at the Price Cemetery.

Memorial gifts may be made to the Richwood Fair Board, P. O. Box 71, Richwood, OH  43344.

Condolences and remembrances may be expressed at www.stofcheck-ballinger.com


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#2 from: Larry Nibert
Richwood
Sun, Mar 27, 2016 at 4:06 PM

Jeff and Dan he was a great man.he will be missed



#3 from: Gail DeGood-Guy & Tom Guy
Richwood
Sun, Mar 27, 2016 at 5:10 PM

We were so shocked & saddened to hear of Bernie's passing.  We considered him a very good friend. He was a true gentleman and we'll miss him greatly.  Rest in peace, Bernie & God bless.  



#4 from: Pam Jerew Simpson
220 Grove st
Sun, Mar 27, 2016 at 7:05 PM

He will be missed so much this summer. Sitting on the porch will not be the same without him stopping to talk,wave or a beep of a horn. My family wishes all of you the best.



#5 from: John @ Barbara Wiley
Richwood Ohio
Sun, Mar 27, 2016 at 7:35 PM

Great guy!!
We have known Bernie as school mates since 2nd grade. He was a regular at the red barn and enjoyed watching horse  's being trained. We all enjoyed his delicious cake and cookies. He will greatly missed by all.



#6 from: Dan and Sherry Redmond
Ashley , Ohio
Mon, Mar 28, 2016 at 9:27 AM

We bid farewell to a fellow outdoorsman.
I loved to swap fishing and hunting stories
with Bernie. As a master gardener he was very
willing to share his knowledge with those of us
who lacked a green thumb.
 Dan and Jeff, Find comfort in the fact that your
Dad was so well liked by so many people.



#7 from: Fred Smith
 
Mon, Mar 28, 2016 at 11:10 AM

Jeff and Dan, sorry to here of your loss. May your fond memories of Bernie help you in this time



#8 from: Karen Elaine Landon
Byhalia,Oh.& Ft.Pierce Fl.
Mon, Mar 28, 2016 at 3:29 PM

  May you find comfort in the many special memories of the one you loved so much.Enjoyed visiting with your father at the Red Barn back when we were training there.
 My Deepest Sympathy.
Mrs Merle Landon



#9 from: roy and rona penix
 
Mon, Mar 28, 2016 at 6:23 PM

we lost a good friend,we will miss him our prayers and thoughts are with the family.



#10 from: Larry & Jan Dunn
Marysville,OH & Leesburg, FL
Mon, Mar 28, 2016 at 7:00 PM

Our sympathy to Dan and Jeff and a special Hugs to our Grandchildren Clint, Lizzie and Kara and our little fellow Eli.  You have Many Memories of your Grandpa and the fun times you shared with him and your Grandma.  He will be missed but never forgotten.  We Love you,  Grandpa and Grandma Dunn



#11 from: Kathie Davis Pfister
Northfield, Ohio
Mon, Mar 28, 2016 at 8:54 PM

Jeff and Dan, I am so sorry to hear about your dad. When Donnie and I had horses at Richwood he would stop in and talk everyday. Having just lost mom I know how hard this is. He came to calling hours and I got to talk to him. He will truly be missed by a lot of people.



#12 from: Becky Jacobs Rynders
 
Mon, Mar 28, 2016 at 9:43 PM

Dan, Kara, Clint & Family
Thoughts are with you at this time.  Bernie was a funny man - he had a great sense of humor.  Keep the good memories alive.
Love Ya
Aunt Becky            



#13 from: Kerm & Rebecca Frazier
Prospect
Tue, Mar 29, 2016 at 5:43 AM

Bernie was our neighbor for many years when we lived on Grove Street. There were times we would come home and he had mowed our yard. He would be waiting for us when we got home and tell us he got bored...I loved that man and he was the best neighbor and friend anyone could have.  Rest easy my friend......



#14 from: Jim Endicott
Dunlap, Tn.
Tue, Mar 29, 2016 at 9:10 AM

I worked with Bernie For many years and considered him a true friend. Sorry for your loss. May God be with you all.



#15 from: Bill and Beth Parish
Sun City Center Florida
Tue, Mar 29, 2016 at 10:51 AM

So sorry to hear about Bernie.  Bill and I have good memories of both Bernie and Mary when we all shared Woodland Rd.  You are in our thoughts and prayers.



#16 from: johna nibert
 
Tue, Mar 29, 2016 at 4:00 PM

Dan and Jeff and family so sorry to hear of your Dads passing. Everyone thought a lot of your folks. Know he will be missed by all. Thoughts and prayers your way




#17 from: mike morgan
nashville tennessee
Wed, Mar 30, 2016 at 11:41 AM

Bernie was so kind and always had a word of encouragement when we visited....he told me the last time I saw him our high school tournament run was his greatest thrill...fantastic man



#18 from: Carolyn Henderson
Marion
Thu, Mar 31, 2016 at 9:36 AM

Bernie was one of the nicest men that ever walked this earth. He missed his Mary when she went before him, I know she'll greet him with a kiss and a strawberry pie. RIP Mr. Bernie Deepest sympathy to his family and his many friends



#19 from: John @ Barbara Wiley
Richwood Ohio
Thu, Mar 31, 2016 at 12:38 PM

   Rest in peace, we will miss you .J@B



#20 from: Joan wells
 
Thu, Mar 31, 2016 at 6:21 PM

Bernie was a happy dear friend.
So sorry I will not be seeing his smiling face.
Deepest Sympathy to his family.




#21 from: Judy Nickel
Richwood, Ohio
Fri, Apr 1, 2016 at 11:25 AM

Dear Dan and Jeff and the whole family,  So sorry to hear of the loss of your beloved Father, Grandfather, Teacher, Friend, Mentor, and Blessed Friend to so many people!  I loved talking to Bernie every time I saw him.  He will be missed by so many people.  May God wrap His comforting arms around your whole family and give you peace and comfort.  God Bless!  Prayers being sent for the whole family!



#22 from: Gregory McElroy
Brownwood, Tx
Fri, Apr 22, 2016 at 1:19 AM

Jeff and Dan my condolences for your loss. I was lucky to talk to your Dad the last summer, when I was last in town.  Take Care Greg




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