Service measured not by GOLD,
                           but by the GOLDEN RULE

Service measured not by GOLD,
          but by the GOLDEN RULE


WOOSTER “ Mary Lou Pfaff, 88, of Wooster passed on Saturday, April 17, 2021 at her home.
She was born December 16, 1932 in Effingham, IL the second child of 8 born to Ferdinand œFerd  and Rose Schwermine Hardiek.   She was a total blessing to her 7 children, Mary Jean Amity of Walton Hills, OH, Mike (Cheryl) Birk of Columbus, Cindy (Steve) Miko of Wooster, Scott (Patti) Birk of Edmond, OK, Bryan Birk of Wooster, Tony (Angie) Birk of Katy, TX and Lori (Chris) Tersigni of Wadsworth; 16 grandchildren David, Michael, Chelsea, Sarah, Connor, Austin, Stephen, Michaela, Aaron, Kristi, Kendall, Ryne, Kamryn, Toni, Colton and William; 5 great-grandchildren Ben, Scott, Cooper, Birkley and Duke.
She worked at the College of Wooster and Addressograph Farrington.   She retired at the age of 55 to spend more time with her grandchildren which meant the world to her, as she loved them dearly.   Mary Lou loved taking long walks in the sunshine with her daughters and having coffee on the deck and laughing about old times with them.   She loved taking care of her bounty of roses, which was the highlight of her yard for passersby.   Mary Lou never passed up an opportunity to take a vacation with her sisters and found great joy in volunteering at Friendique.   She will be greatly missed by her family and friends.
Mary Lou was a 57 year member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Wooster.
Mary Lou enjoyed collecting supplies to donate to Mountain Vision.
She earned an Associate ™s Degree from Wayne College with a 4.0 in 1983.
Private family services will be held with burial in St. Mary Cemetery.
McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., Wooster is assisting the family.
Those who wish may make memorial contributions to Ohio ™s Hospice LifeCare, 1900 Akron Rd., Wooster, OH 44691 or to St. Mary ™s Catholic Church, P.O. Box 109, Wooster, OH 44691.
Online condolences may be left for the family at

Memorial Contributions
Ohio’s Hospice LifeCare, 1900 Akron Rd., Wooster, OH 44691 or to St. Mary Catholic Church, PO Box 109, Wooster, OH 44691

Private family service

No calling hours


  1. Your in my thoughts and prayers. MARY WAS A VERY SPECIAL PERSON. I ENJOYED BEING WITH HER

  2. So sorry to hear about the passing of your Mom…..your in my thoughts and prayers….I was your Mom’s hairdresser and enjoyed her company a very sweet lady.

  3. My deepest sympathies are with each one of Mary Lou’s children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. You are all in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. May the Lord bless and comfort you and your family now and in the days ahead.

  4. I remember seeing her roses along the road. Now on this day it is the month of April. Her roses are starting to bud. May she rest in eternal peace.


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