Pauls Valley, OK, Pauls Valley Democrat

Obituaries

April 4, 2013

Merle C. Ibach

Pauls Valley, Oklahoma — Merle Charles Ibach passed away, Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at the age of 97 years.

 Funeral services were held Monday, April 8, 2013 at 2 p.m. at Stufflebean-Coffey Chapel of Remembrance. Reverend Gregg Johnson officiated.

 Committal prayers and interment was at Mt. Olivet Cemetery under the direction of Stufflebean-Coffey Funeral Home.

 We invite you to send a message of condolence and view the family’s guestbook at www.stufflebeanfuneralhome.com.

 Merle Ibach was born on a farm near Caplinger Mills on Missouri, February 10, 1916 in Cedar County, Missouri to Grace Dean (Guinn) and Henry Franklin Ibach.

 At the age of 15, following the death of his father and during the Great Depression, he and his mother moved to Bartlesville, Oklahoma in 1933. There his Uncle, Orval Guinn, purchased a membership in the YMCA where he spent many happy hours in athletic endeavors. Merle graduated from Bartlesville High School in 1934.

 In 1937 Merle and Helen (Wynn) Ibach were married at her home in Ochelata, Oklahoma, by the late Rev. Augie Henry. They established their home in Bartlesville, Oklahoma.

 During World War II, Merle served three years in the United States Navy both here and in England.

 Merle was with the Phillips Petroleum Company 40 years in the Accounting and Sales Departments. In the Sales Department, he developed markets for refinery by-products.

 He served as President of the Limestone Lions Club. He enjoyed developing herds of Limousine cattle and registered quarter horses.

 He was a member of First Baptist Church Bartlesville, serving as a deacon and teacher of 12-year-old boys, and later, 12th grade boys. He served as Camp Director at Falls Creek Baptist Youth Camp near Davis, Oklahoma, for one to two weeks every summer for 10 years.

 One of the highlights of his life was seeing his vision of a new church come to fruition. He was a founding father of Eastern Heights Baptist Church in Bartlesville, serving as chairman of deacons for many years, while teaching senior high boys and then senior men.

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