Neill, Mary

Posted in Obituaries

Mary Neill, 74, of Lyons, Ohio, died Aug. 18, 2013, at St. Luke's Hospital in Maumee, Ohio.

She was born July 6, 1939, in Gorham Township, Ohio, the daughter of Harry and Dorothea (VanValkenburg) O'Brien. On Dec. 20, 1957, in Lyons, she married Delbert Neill and he survives.

Mary was a homemaker living in Lyons for the past 51 years. She was a member of the Lyons Christian Church. Mary enjoyed sewing and she loved collecting china dolls to add to her collection that numbered 150 dolls.

In addition to her husband, Mary is survived by two daughters, Denise (and Doug) Witty of Wauseon, Ohio, and Melissa (and Jeremy) Keene of Morenci; two sons, Michael (and Audrey) Neill of Luckey, Ohio, and David (and Connie) Neill of Athens, Mich.; a sister, Iris Ballard of Paint Lick, Ky.; 15 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Mary was preceded in death by her parents.

Funeral services are planned at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 21, at Eagle Funeral Home-Charles Fink Chapel in Morenci, with Pastor Paul Bomeli officiating. Burial will take place at Lyons Cemetery at a later date. Visitation is scheduled Tuesday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Lyons Christian Church.

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