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“Tim & Marty: Very sorry to hear of your mothers passing. I just heard it today (11/17) and apologize that I was unable to attend the service. Your...Read More »
1 of 12 | Posted by: David J, Cline - Salem, OH

“Thinking of you and hoping your memories will warm your heart always and bring comfort to you and your families. Your mom was such a beautiful and...Read More »
2 of 12 | Posted by: Mary Ellen and John Garrett - OH

“Peg and Joe...so sorry for your loss...you are in my thoughts and prayers.. ”
3 of 12 | Posted by: Toni L. McGrevey - Doylestown, OH

“Peggy,Tim, Marty and family, My sympathy to you. Your Mom was such a dear and lovely lady. May God Bless you with comfort and smiles when you...Read More »
4 of 12 | Posted by: Karen Slaven Zak - OH

“Peggy, deepest sympathies to you and your family. ”
5 of 12 | Posted by: Terry Gaither - Bluffton, SC

“to marty and family,,,,your mom was lovely both inside and out !!!! I did her hair when she was in Crandall !!! so sorry for your loss !!!! ”
6 of 12 | Posted by: joan (malmsberry) schaefer - OH

“Marty, Peggy and Tim, I am so sorry for your loss. I have such wonderful memories about your mother. What a beautiful women in so many ways--her love...Read More »
7 of 12 | Posted by: Barbara Sieradzki - Monee, IL

“THOES WE LOVE DON'T GO AWAY...THEY WALK BESIDE US EVERY DAY...THEIR MEMORIES REMAIN IN OUR HART. THEY FOREVER STAY BY OUR SIDE.THINKING OF YOU. LOVE...Read More »
8 of 12 | Posted by: BARB&DOUG LOCKHART - friend

“Peggy, I am so sorry to hear of Yours and Your Family's loss. Wish to express my deadest sympathy. My the Lord be with. Earl Blake ”
9 of 12 | Posted by: Earl - Berkeley Springs, WV

“Norma and family---My sympathy to your entire family and looking at 93 years, I'm sure it was special to have Aunt Betty in your lives. Your entire...Read More »
10 of 12 | Posted by: Marian Knipfer - North Canton, OH

“So very sorry to hear of your Mothers' passing. Just wanted to say "Hi" and to send my sympathies to you and your family. ”
11 of 12 | Posted by: Carolyn (otaw) Worrel - FL

“My deepest sympathy to the Bircher family. Your mom was such a lovely person and will be missed by all who knew her. ”
12 of 12 | Posted by: Cynthia Benner Burkhart - OH


Betty L. Bircher, age 93, of Damascus, passed away at 10:25 a.m., Monday, November 10, 2014, at her home.
She was born January 12, 1921, in Beloit, Ohio, to C.T. and Unity (Stanley) Shreve and was a lifelong area resident.
Betty was a 1938 graduate of Goshen High School and a 1942 graduate of the College of Wooster with a bachelor in English.
She taught grade school in Damascus and was office manager for the family owned livestock auctions.
A member of the Damascus Friends Church, Betty also was an honored member of the Damascus Garden Club of more than 50 years, Damascus Magazine Club, and a former member of Eastern Star and Friends Together. She loved children, animals, her dog, Pepper, gardening and taking care of her home.
Survivors include her children, Peggy (Joe) Dossi of Canton, Tim Bircher of Hudson and Marty (John) Leask of Deerfield; five grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Glenn Bircher whom she married in 1942; son, Jack Bircher; sister, Ruth Phillips; and a brother, Glen Shreve.
Services will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, November 14, 2014, at Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral Home with Pastor John Ryser officiating. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m., Thursday, November 13, 2014, and the hour prior to the service Friday. Interment will be at Fairmount Memorial Park.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Damascus Friends Church, 28857 Walnut St. Damascus, OH 44619 and the Alliance Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice, 885 S. Sawburg Rd. Suite 106, Alliance, OH 44601.
Arrangements are by Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral Home 75 S. Union Ave., Alliance, OH 44601.

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