Mona-Myrl Pifer

1926 - 2020

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Mona-Myrl Pifer, age 93, of Williamstown, passed away on Friday, October 9, 2020 at Sunrise of Findlay. She was born on December 17, 1926 to the late Glenn D. and Goldie (Welker) Hathaway. She married William E. Pifer on June 15, 1947 and he preceded her in death on March 26, 2017. She is survived by a daughter; Kathy (Roger) Russell of rural Forest, grandchildren: Derek (Lisa) Russell, Dustin Russell both of rural Forest and Devin (Jan) Launder of rural Findlay; great-grandchildren: Sgt Kyle (SPC Rebeccah) Russell of Arlington, PFC Carter Russell of Fr. Drum, NY, Riley Launder and Alyssa Launder. She was preceded in death by a brother, Russell L. Hathaway and a sister, Glenona Foster. Mona-Myrl graduated from Ada High School in 1944. She was a long time member of Bethel Church of Christ, baptized in January of 1937. She served as the Beginners Sunday School Teacher for 30 years and served along side Bill on the Sunday School trip planning committee. She was everyone's "prayer warrior" and loved playing dart ball in the church league, not because of winning but because of all the friends she made. Mona-Myrl was a homemaker and assisted in the office at Pifer Stone Company. In 1967, she and her husband developed and operated the Sulphur Lake Campground for 26 years. She thoroughly enjoyed the campground, meeting people and making new friends. Mona-Myrl enjoyed traveling across the United States with Bill and especially enjoyed visiting Walt Disney World with her family. She was an avid supporter of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren in all their school activities, sports, band and as they served their country and communities in the Army and as volunteer fire fighters. Grandma M&M, as her family called her, took time to listen, play games, care for flowers and love. From her example, we all learned strength, love and devotion. A funeral service for Mona-Myrl will begin at 2:00pm on Tuesday, October 13, 2020 at the Bethel Church of Christ where the family will receive friends from 11:00am Tuesday until the time of service. Burial will follow in Arlington Cemetery. The family requests that guests wear a mask and respect social distancing. Memorial contributions can be made in memory of Mona-Myrl to the Bethel Church of Christ or the Arlington Music Boosters. CRATES FUNERAL HOME, Arlington has been entrusted with her care. Online condolences can be expressed to the family by visiting

Service Information
  • Visitation Details:

    Bethel Church of Christ [Map]
    4010 Rt. 304
    Ada, Ohio 45810
    Tuesday, October 13th 2020 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

  • Funeral Service:

    Tuesday, October 13th 2020 - 2:00 PM

  • Service Location:

    Bethel Church of Christ [Map]
    4010 Rt. 304
    Ada, Ohio 45810

  • Final Resting Place:

    Arlington Cemetery [Map]
    18470 Twp Rd 71
    Arlington, Ohio 45814

  • Contributions:

    Bethel Church of Christ -
    4014 CR 304
    Ada, Ohio 45810

    Arlington High School Music Boosters

    Arlington, Ohio 45814

  • Instructions:

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To : Family of Mona Pifer
Date :Sunday, October 11th 2020
From : Jack Glick

May your memories be a precious source of peace, strength, and comfort in the days ahead.
My deepest sympathy

To : Kathy and Family
Date :Monday, October 12th 2020
From : Brian Beckwith
Your parents were such special people, both of them! Always smiling and had a greeting for everyone. My memories are of our relationship with our parents' old bowling league, Adam and Eve as I recall it, at the Johnny Appleseed lanes in Arlington. It became an extended family for us. They were both wonderful people. We are all better people thanks to them being part of our lives. My deepest condolences in your loss of wonderful person.

To : The Pifer Family
Date :Monday, October 12th 2020
From : Kevin Brodine
My deepest condolences on the passing of Mona.

To : Kathy and family
Date :Monday, October 12th 2020
From : Charlie and Carol Breitigam
Our thoughts and prayers are with your family at this time of sorrow. She was one great lady. So happy to have known her.

To : The Russel Family
Date :Monday, October 12th 2020
From : Greg and Vickie Snyder
Vickie and I were sorry to learn of Mona passing, please accept our condolences.

To : Derrek and Lisa Russell
Date :Monday, October 12th 2020
From : Drema and Bill Buescher
I am so sorry for your loss. You are in my heart and prayers. Your family is also in my prayers, Love you both.

To : Kathy and family
Date :Tuesday, October 13th 2020
From : Jim Badertscher Family
Thinking of you all and rejoicing that Bill and Mona-Myrl are dancing and able to laugh together again. We were blest to share many memories with them!!! Love you all so much ❤!!!

To : Pifer Family
Date :Tuesday, October 13th 2020
From : Onna Best Fisk
I have so many fond memories growing up at the campground! Was a great sense of family and friendship every weekend! Wonderful people who made a mark in so many people's lives! Very honored to have known them! Bless your family and lots of hugs and prayers!

To : Kathy and family
Date :Thursday, October 15th 2020
From : Charlie and Cindy Nicholson
Our thoughts and prayers are with your family at this time of sorrow.

To : Kathy and family
Date :Saturday, October 17th 2020
From : Nancy Dillinger Pownell
What a beautiful couple your mom and dad were. I remember them from Bethel and in later years Seniors get togethers at Central.
I am sorry for your loss.

To : Kathy and Roger
Date :Tuesday, October 20th 2020
From : Hansel and JennyBash Swails
Kathy and Roger so sorry about your Mom's passing. Sorry this is so late. I haven't been checking this very often. She was always one of my favorite "marching" moms. Know that you're in our prayers for peace and comfort. Jenny.

To : Kathy Russell
Date :Tuesday, October 27th 2020
From : Ron Jackie Russell
Jackie & I we’re saddened to hear about the passing of your mother. She was a wonderful lady. We will be sending a memorial gift in her memory.