Carncross, Mary

Written by David Green.

Mary M. Carncross, 85, of Fayette, Ohio, and formerly of Toledo, Ohio, died Saturday, Jan. 20, 2007, at Fulton Manor in Wauseon, Ohio, where she was a resident for three and a half years.

She was born Jan. 9, 1922, in Fayette to Roscoe and Hazelle (Graham) Griffin. She met her future husband, Eugene, while playing in the Morenci Band. They were married Aug. 22, 1954, in Fayette and he preceded her in death Dec. 31, 1993.

Mary graduated from Fayette High School in 1939 and from the Toledo Hospital School of Nursing in 1942. She retired as Supervisor of Nursing from Toledo Hospital in 1988 with more than 45 years of service.

She was general secretary of the Toledo Hospital School of Nursing Alumnae Association for 50 years (1954-2004) and belonged to the South Fairfield Arbor (Gleaners) in which she was named Fraternalist of the Year in 1999. Mary was also a member of Fayette United Methodist Church, Fayette Lions Club and Fayette Fine Arts Council.

Surviving Mary is one son, Craig Carncross, of Fayette; one daughter, Martha Carncross, of Toledo; two canine companions, Buster and Prinz; one sister in-law, Marilyn Griffin, of Reynoldsburg, Ohio; one brother in-law, Charles Carncross, of Zephyrhills, Florida; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and one brother, Lawrence Griffin, in 1988.

Funeral services are planned at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 23, at Eagle Funeral Home in Fayette with Pastor Laura Clark officiating. Interment will follow in Pleasant View Union Cemetery in Fayette. Visitation is scheduled from 3 to 8 p.m. Monday.

Those planning an expression of sympathy may make memorial contributions to Fayette Opera House, Fayette United Methodist Church or Gorham Fayette Fire and Rescue.

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