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SHELDON J. BIBLE 1931-2019

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Mr. Sheldon J. Bible, age 87, passed away Thursday, March 7, 2019.  He was born September 17, 1931 in Ruddle, West Virginia to Olin and Beulah Smith Bible. 

Mr. Bible was a resident of Walton County, Florida, moving from Marengo, Ohio in October 2016. He was Catholic by faith. He graduated from Franklin High School in 1950. He was a veteran of the Armed Forces serving his country in the United States Air Force for 10 years, and also in the United Sates Navy Seabee Reserves for 20 years.  He grew up working on a dairy farm.  He worked for Keefer’s Chevrolet and Grumman Equipment bus factory in Delaware, Ohio; Red-E-Fire, Fire Service in Marion, Ohio; and was a maintenance supervisor for One Capital South in Columbus, Ohio and Frank Gates in Dublin, Ohio.  He was a product of the depression and loved to figure out ways to fix things, cheaply.  He had a small farm (about 80) acres that he raised crops on as well as livestock and worked fulltime until he was 79 years old.

Mr. Bible was preceded in death by his parents; his loving wife, Marilyn Jean (Ciesla), who passed away in 2004, they were married in 1954.

Mr. Bible is survived by his daughter, Katherine (Kay) Gale of Florida; his granddaughter, Mary Cramer and husband Matthew of Florida; twin great grandchildren, Mia and Matthew Cramer of Florida; one brother, Dale J. Bible of California and he is also survived by numerous cousins.

Graveside funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM,  Thursday, March 14, 2019 at Mansfield Catholic Cemetery, 389 Altamont Avenue, Mansfield, Ohio with military honors.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to The Church of the Scared Hearts of Jesus and Mary at  4680 United States 42, Cardington, Ohio 43315.

Burial will follow in Mansfield Catholic Cemetery.

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Clary-Glenn Funeral Homes & Crematory is entrusted with the arrangements.

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