Mary Ann (Hudnall) Graley, 82, of Wooster Ohio, passed away peacefully in her sleep, from the complications of pneumonia, at Ohio s Hospice LifeCare of Wooster on Sunday, May 26, 2019.
Mary, born a Coal Miner s daughter in Crown Hill, W. Va. on December 31, 1936 alongside her twin brother Johnny Hudnall. Mary and Johnny were the 3rd and final set of twins of 17 surviving children.
Mary graduated from East Bank High School and lettered as a Point Guard in Varsity Basketball.
Mary went to high-school with Jerry West, Mr. Clutch himself & currently, the Logo of the NBA! Mary was extremely competitive and loved all types of sports. She shared her love of sports with her grandchildren often practicing, teaching & assisting as the catcher, warming the teams up or keeping the baseball scores during baseball games with her grandson.
Mary moved to Wooster in 1968 when hired by Rubbermaid and worked in plant assembly until becoming a Certified Forklift Operator. In 1985, Mary relocated to sunny, Southern CA to be closer to her daughters. She was employed at Calsonic Climate Control in Irvine, CA. as a Sales Representative for an international company. Mary retired from Calsonic Climate Control in 1993 and in 1995 returned to Wooster, OH where she was near her son, extended family and lifetime friends, Mrs. Sue Massoni & Sharon Hanna Nasby.
Coming from a large family was so special to Mary. She loved her family!
Mary is survived by her last remaining sibling, Betty-Jo Hudnall of Crown Hill, West Virginia and 4 loving Sister-in-Laws, Janet, Wanda, Eula & Freda Hudnall. Her three children, Richard L. Wallace, Belinda G. Cartier and Susan E. Wallace (Tio). Nine Grandchildren; Twins- Darrel Wallace (Kara) & Duane Wallace (Tiffany), Lisa Bleichrodt, Yvette Matyousian (Mike), Aaron Gable (Melissa), Gina-Jo Aldebs (Ahmed), Erica Chavez (Derrick), Jerad Gonzalez and 16 Great Grandchildren; Autumn, Twins -Aaron & Levon Matyousian of Texas, Bailey & Ella Wallace, of Ohio, Twins-Sarrah-Marie and Kaden Aldebs of Virginia, Baby-Grayson Gable of New Hampshire, Jeremy Wallace & his children Brycon, Kaden & Jillian Wallace of Ohio, Aaliyah & Michael Chavez, Veydah & Henry Delao of TX, Landon Wallace of OH, Franky and Savannah Granger of Texas. Step-Children from a previous marriage that she loved and adored; Donny, Darin & Dane Johnston of Wooster & Orrvile, OH.
Mary was preceded in death by her twin brother Johnny Hudnall. In 2014 she lost her baby brother & best friend, Ira Hudnall. Mary lost six additional brothers & eight sisters. In 2018, Mary lost her daughter-in- law of 40 years, Donna L. Wallace.
A heart full of love and appreciation to: Mark, Kerri, Tina, Nicolette and all the other wonderful LifeCare Hospice Angels that helped us so much! We love you! I know I forgot a few of you & you know who you are ¦. Please forgive my memory ¦. We love you too!
Also, we d like to acknowledge the impeccable care & compassion demonstrated by Dr. Mark Stutzman and his caring staff of Buckeye Family Healthcare. Thank you so much for everything that you did to help our mother during her final 2 years of her life. You gave us extra precious time with her because you never stopped trying to Medically Doctor & Ensure Her Comfort! You helped me to continue to fight for her life and we are eternally grateful for your excellence and level of healthcare that you provided! Our warmest gratitude to all of you!
Our family loved our mother & grandmother so much! Mary loved life and people, she was a doll!! She was so beautiful and had brains, spunk and a personality! She spoke with a Southern Draw and people were drawn to her! She was so loved and adored from here to California and all the way down to Mexico City, Mexico where she traveled frequently for business.
Most important to Mary were her 3 children & their families. We were blessed to have a mother & our kids a grandmother that loved us so richly and deeply! Mama, we will miss you so much & someday, we will hold you in our arms again! We will carry you within our hearts until our last breath!
Thank you for loving us as you did! We love you to the moon and back!
We are all so proud that she was & will remain, our mother!
Goodnight, Love you Mama, See ya in the morning …
Friends will be received 2 hours prior to the 4:00pm service on Wednesday, June 5, 2019 at the McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill Street, Wooster, OH. 44691 with Reverend Tricia Petraven officiating.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.mcintirebradhamsleek.com
Funeral Service Wednesday, June 5, 2019 at 4:00 p.m. at the funeral home
Wednesday, June 5, 2019 from 2-4:00 p.m. at the funeral home