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Mary B. Oechsli

October 30, 2021

Mary B. Oechsli

Mary Belle (Kocher) (Thomas) Oechsli, age 93, of Norwalk, passed away Saturday, October 30, 2021 at Fisher-Titus Medical Center.

She was born February 20, 1928 in Wheeling, WV to the late Homer and Eva (Goddard) Kocher. She graduated in 1946 from Martins Ferry High School. On July 1, 1947 she married the late Donald F. Thomas, they were married 56 years, during those years they raised 7 beautiful children.

Mary Belle was a homemaker who enjoyed quilting, golfing, crosswords, Turner Classic Movies, crime novels and puzzles. She was a member of Sally de Forest DAR.

She is survived by her children, Donald F. (Fran) Thomas of Fallbrook CA; Sharon Tscherne and Sandra Codeluppi, of Norwalk; her brother John Kocher of Bridgeport, OH; 15 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren and 7 great-great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, 1st husband, Donald F. Thomas; 2nd husband, Edward Oechsli; and children Cy Eric Thomas, Marc Thomas, Barbara Thomas and Pamela Ott; and great granddaughter Samantha Thomas.

A celebration of life gathering will be held Wednesday, November 3, 2021 from 2:00 P.M. until time of service at 4:00 P.M. at the Evans Funeral Home, 314 E. Main Street, Norwalk. Private interment will be held Friday, November 5, 2021 at Woodlawn Cemetery.

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Mary Belle (Kocher) (Thomas) Oechsli, age 93, of Norwalk, passed away Saturday, October 30, 2021 at Fisher-Titus Medical Center.

She was born February 20, 1928 in Wheeling, WV to the late Homer and Eva (Goddard) Kocher. She graduated in 1946 from Martins Ferry High School. On July 1, 1947 she married the late Donald F. Thomas, they were married 56 years, during those years they raised 7 beautiful children.

Mary Belle was a homemaker who enjoyed quilting, golfing, crosswords, Turner Classic Movies, crime novels and puzzles. She was a member of Sally de Forest DAR.

She is survived by her children, Donald F. (Fran) Thomas of Fallbrook CA; Sharon Tscherne and Sandra Codeluppi, of Norwalk; her brother John Kocher of Bridgeport, OH; 15 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren and 7 great-great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, 1st husband, Donald F. Thomas; 2nd husband, Edward Oechsli; and children Cy Eric Thomas, Marc Thomas, Barbara Thomas and Pamela Ott; and great granddaughter Samantha Thomas.

A celebration of life gathering will be held Wednesday, November 3, 2021 from 2:00 P.M. until time of service at 4:00 P.M. at the Evans Funeral Home, 314 E. Main Street, Norwalk. Private interment will be held Friday, November 5, 2021 at Woodlawn Cemetery.

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