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Hope Baptist Church
Sunday March 11th, 2018
2:00pm - 8:00pm

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Weigel Funeral Home ~ Swanton
Monday March 12th, 2018

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Mary Ellen Stoner

Mary Ellen (Sargent) Stoner, age 83, of Swanton, Ohio, passed away peacefully, following a brief illness, Wednesday evening, March 7, 2018, surrounded by family, at Ebeid Hospice in Sylvania.  She was born February 8, 1935, in  Perrysburg, Ohio, to Joseph and Leona Sargent.  She was a 1953 graduate of  Lyons High School and married Robert Glen Stoner on June 4, 1961.  Mary worked as a receptionist for Dr. Roger Schlade Chiropractic in Swanton for many years.

Mary and Bob were both proud supporters of the Swanton Bulldogs, and enjoyed traveling to support their grandchildren in their various events as well.  Mary was an active and long time member of Trinity United Methodist Church, and served many roles including Treasurer of the United Methodist Women, Chairperson of the Endowment Committee, member of  the Mary Martha's Circle, and involved with working the annual rummage sale and Christmas cookie shop.  

Mary was a life long member of 4-H.  The Fulton County Fair is one of her greatest pleasures in life.  Mary also took pride in and enjoyed working elections for many years.  

Mary will be remembered as an excellent seamstress.  Friends and neighbors from all over would drop off clothing at her home for her to mend or make alterations for them.  She was currently working on making table runners in preparation for her granddaughters wedding.  As a life-long resident of Fulton County, Mary was very knowledgeable on the history of the area and the residents both past and present.  Mary enjoyed going out to dinner with friends and Saturday morning breakfast at Mom's Restaurant.

She will be greatly missed by her daughter, Gail (Scott) Riches and their children, Brogan and Bertram; daughter, Sue (Rick) Lee and their children, Maggie and Abby.  She was so proud of her family and all of their accomplishments.

Mary was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 51 years, Bob; her parents; and brother. 

Family and friends may visit Sunday, March 11th from 2 to 8 p.m. at the Weigel Funeral Home in Swanton (419.826.2631).  Visitation will continue Monday, March 12th from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church, where services celebrating her life will begin at 11:00 a.m., with Pastor J.T. Bean officiating.  Interment will follow at Swanton Cemetery. 

Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity United Methodist Church, 210 N. Main St., Swanton, OH 43558, Fulton County Fair, or to a charity of the donor's choice.

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I am so sorry to have heard of Mary's passing. She was always so kind to me as a child. I would find my way from Dr. Schlades treatment room, thru the half office door and into Mary's office cabinet where she kept balloons for me to find. She also made sure that I knew she was in my dining room at Bob Evans. We would exchange hugs and great stories. I will miss u Mary. May you and all of your loved ones be at peace.

Micki Vaughn Apr 5 2018 12:00 AM

Our sincere condolences to Mary's family. Unfortunately we are out of town and unable to offer our condolences in person. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with the family. Mary was a wonderful person and will be truly missed.

Roger & Sandy Truckor Mar 13 2018 12:00 AM

Can not begin to tell what a great woman she is. !!! Yep ! Mary stoner and us have had some great family times, she is an icon with our family, So many times of fun for all !!! I know Gail and sue, grandchildren, friends will miss her. , But never forget her. Have many stories about this gal, Im here for your memories. !!!!

Janet e. Peters Mar 12 2018 12:00 AM

Gail & Sue
Many great memories are your parents place years. Always a had a great time there. Will miss her as I do all of you.

Bill Sampson Mar 12 2018 12:00 AM

Rest in peace Mary Stoner. Mary was one of the finest ladies we have ever had the pleasure to know. Thinking of the family at this sad time. John and Elaine Purdy

John and Elaine Purdy Mar 12 2018 12:00 AM

Gail and Sue,
My sympathies to both of you and to your families. I have known your mom for many years. She was a good lady and she will be missed by many.

Mary Sampson Mar 11 2018 12:00 AM

I am truly sorry to hear of Mary's passing. I will miss her smiling face and funny stories. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.

Betty Brashear Mar 11 2018 12:00 AM

Gail and Sue- I am so sorry for your loss. I have such fond memories of your sweet mama growing up in Swanton. Our earthly loss is definitely heavens gain! I wish I could have been there today but please know that my prayers are with you!

Cheryl Desko Mar 11 2018 12:00 AM

Our deepest sympathy for the family. Our thoughts and prayers are
with you. She was such a nice person and will be sadly missed

Allan and Janet Vaughn Mar 10 2018 12:00 AM

Mary got a true bargain with this chili dog. She got 3 meals out of it!

Travis Mar 10 2018 12:00 AM

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