WOOSTER – Mary M Taylor’s life on earth ended on Tuesday, November 17, 2011 in her home. She was 103.
She was born August 2, 1908 in Chester Twp., Wayne County, the daughter of William A. and Clara C. (Dintaman) Firestone.
She attended Ohio State University and graduated from Ashland College. She taught elementary school for over 30 years in Lattasburg, Rittman and in the Wooster City School system at Walnut Street, Wayne Elementary and Beall Avenue.
She was a member of the Wayne Presbyterian Church, where she taught Sunday School for many years. She was also in the Wayne Twp. Housekeepers Club, the D.A.R. and was a charter member of the Wooster Hospital Auxiliary and volunteered at the Hospital for over 50 years. She was a member of Union Grange and Pomona Grange and helped in the Grange dining hall at the Wayne Co. Fair. At 94 she was given the easier job of hostess at the door.
In 1993 she was inducted into Area Agency on Aging Hall of Fame. She was chosen to represent Wayne County for the honor based on her outstanding volunteer contribution to her community.
Surviving are her children Marceal (David) Lowe, William F. (Jane) Taylor of Wooster, Donald M. (Kathy) Taylor of Bedford, Virginia and a son-in-law John Redick of Wooster. She has 11 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren. She is also survived by sisters Betty Reichert of the Wooster area and Marguerite (Paul) Baker of North Carolina.
Mary was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, William McCoy Taylor, her daughter Janet Redick and a great-grandson Kent Reed; also her sisters Odella Reichert, Naomi Kinney and a brother Chester Firestone.
Friends will be received one hour prior to the 11:00 a.m. service on Tuesday, November 22, 2011 at the Wayne Presbyterian Church, 7152 Burbank Rd., Wooster with the Rev. Robert Meyer officiating. Burial will be in the Wooster Cemetery.
McIntire, Davis & Greene Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., Wooster is assisting the family.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Children’s Education/Music Depts. at Wayne Presbyterian Church or the Wooster Hospital Auxiliary at 1761 Beall Avenue, Wooster, OH 44691 or the American Cancer Society, 525 N. Broad St., Canfield, OH 44406.
Mary was truly an extraordinary person in that she devoted her life to others, particularly her family and her students. She gave new meaning and definition to the word altruistic.
Children’s Education/Music at the Wayne Presbyterian Church or the Wooster Hospital Auxiliary at 1761 Beall Avenue, Wooster, OH 44691 or the American Cancer Society, 525 N. Broad St., Canfield, OH 44406
Tuesday, November 22, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at the Wayne Presbyterian Church
1 hour prior to the service at the church