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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    Fayette's Demetrious Whiteside (left)Skylar Lester attempt to keep the ball from going out of bounds during Morenci's recent basketball tournament for fourth and fifth grade teams. Morenci's Andrew Schmidt stands by.
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    MORENCI pep rallies generally end with a tug of war. The senior class entry, shown above, did not advance to the finals. Griffin Grieder, Alaina Webster, Kyle Long and Jazmin Smith are shown at the front of the rope, giving it their best effort.
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  • Athletic Fields
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    TROMBONISTS Jake Myers (left) and Max Baker perform Friday at the annual Senior Citizens Luncheon at Fayette High School. The National Honor Society and the FFA chapter teamed up to serve a meal to area seniors and to provide musical entertainment. Both the school band and choir performed. Additional photos are on page 7 of this week’s Observer.
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    MOVING EAST—Utility workers continue their slow progress east along U.S. 20 south of Morenci. New electrical poles are put in place before wiring is moved into place.

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