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Mary Elizabeth (Naugle) Stang

October 31, 1927 ~ February 7, 2019 (age 91)

Mary Elizabeth “Bib” Stang, 91, of Bellefontaine passed away Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019 at The Homestead at Logan Acres, surrounded by her family.

She was born Oct.31, 1927 to the late John and Helen Naugle in Bellefontaine. She married Dr. Richard W. Stang. on Oct. 20, 1951.

Survivors include her husband of The Homestead at Logan Acres; four children John Stang of Seattle, Carolyn (Bob) Johnson of Peoria, Ariz., Jane Stang of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Susan (Ty) Cole of Modesto, Calif.; and two grandchildren Ian and Erin Cole of Modesto. She was preceded in death by her sister JoAnn Naugle.

Mary Elizabeth graduated from Bellefontaine High School in 1945, She attended Miami University and graduated from the University of Cincinnati with a bachelor of science in nursing. She was a school nurse in Bellefontaine city schools, a homemaker, and managed her  her husband’s optometry practice. At times, she was a volunteer nurse for the American Red Cross and taught home nursing at Indian Lake High School.

She accompanied Richard on 20 missions to Third World nations for the Volunteer Optometric Services for Humanity. The nations included Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Guatemala, Mexico, Tanzania, Ukraine, Poland and Romania. 

Mary Elizabeth belonged to the First Lutheran Church of Bellefontaine where she sang in the choir and performed in the bell choir. She served on the church council and once was  the congregation’s vice president.

She belonged to several clubs, including La Cultura, Women's Club, Art Club and a bridge club.

Visitation will be from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Eichholtz, Daring & Sanford Funeral Home in Bellefontaine. The funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Monday at the First Lutheran Church in Bellefontaine. Interment will follow at the Bellefontaine City Cemetery.

Eichholtz, Daring & Sanford Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

(authored by the family)



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