Eileen Pigott Bahr, 87, left the arms of her loving family to enter her Heavenly home on Tuesday, February 12, 2013. Eileen was born “down on Egypt” near Long Bottom, Ohio, on October 21, 1925, the fifth of seven children of Riley and Daile Coffman Pigott.
She married Henry E. Bahr on August 28, 1943. They spent all of their married lives on their farm near Chester. They are the parents of 10 children, grandparents of 17, great-grandparents of 26 and great, great-grandparents of one. Eileen was a homemaker and attended South Bethel Community Church. She was devoted to her family and spent her lifetime making others happy. Her husband and many others called her an “angel on earth.”
Surviving are her husband, Henry E. Bahr; daughters and sons, Kaye (Richard) Fick, Roger (Mary) Bahr, Jackie (Kenneth) Hartung, Pat Bahr, Howard (Kim) Bahr, Jeanne (Dave) Baker, Tammi (Rob) Barber, Terri (Darrell) Huck, Jim Bahr, and Randy (Chris) Bahr; sisters, Lori Wolf and Lucille Wilson; sisters-in-law, Evelyn Bahr Well, Lila Bahr Winters, Nancy Bahr and Bettie Bush Pigott; and brother-in-law, Rexal Summerfield. She is also survived by 16 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren, and one great, great-grandchild. She also leaves multitudes of nieces, nephews, friends and acquaintances who mourn her loss.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her siblings, Willard Pigott, Annie Pigott Summerfield, Sina May Pigott Bailey, and Donald Pigott; brothers and sisters-in-law, Clayton and Virgene Bahr, Kyle and Elsie Bahr, Victor and Mildred Lipsey, Norman and Daylene Bahr, Victor and Wilma Bahr, Vernon Bahr, Royal Wilson, Rex Bailey; and grandson Kevin Fick.
Calling hours will be from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. on Friday, and her celebration of life service will be at 11 a.m., Saturday, February 16 at White-Schwarzel Funeral Home in Coolville. Graveside services will follow at South Bethel Community Church on Silver Ridge. Please join the family for a meal in the church annex following the service.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Kevin Fick Memorial Scholarship Fund in care of Pat Bahr, 2 Circle Drive, The Plains, OH 45780.