Mary Louise (Harrod) Pry
Mary Louise Pry, age 81, of 12 Maple Avenue, Shelby, died Wednesday, June 20, 2007, at the Crestwood Care Center in Shelby.
She was born August 29, 1925 in Mansfield, Ohio the daughter of the late Samuel and Ida (Gruneisen) Harrod. She was a 1943 graduate of Madison High School in Mansfield. Mary worked for many years as a secretary at Barker’s Chevrolet, Shelby Business Forms and Firestone in Shelby, from which she retired. She was an active member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Shelby where she further used her administrative assistant skills as secretary of both the Mary Martha Circle and the United Methodist Women’s Executive Council. For over fifty years, Mary was secretary of the Good Fellowship Class at church. She helped and headed various other church committees and was a charter member of Infants to Adults Mothers League. Mary was also an energetic volunteer, giving her time to Meals On Wheels and the Shelby Christmas Program. Well-known for her delicious pies, Mary enjoyed cooking and baking and was constantly contributing baked goods to her church, charities, family, friends and neighbors. She also loved to knit, walk, garden and freeze and can fresh produce each summer. She was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, friend and Christian and lived her life quietly serving others and the Lord. Mary was dearly loved by her family and all who knew her.
Mary is survived by her husband of nearly 60 years, Warren Irving Pry, whom she wed on October 5, 1947; 2 daughters and sons-in-law, Sandra and Raymond Ray Lynch of Shelby, and Myrna and James Taylor of Cincinnati; 4 grandchildren and spouses, Amy and Marc Johnson of Mansfield, Benji and Nicole Lynch of Shelby, Ryan and Lauren Taylor of Charlotte, NC, and Neil Taylor of Chicago, IL; 4 great grandchildren, Mallary Lynch, Macy Lynch, Marissa Lynch and Luke Taylor; a sister, Miriam Swank of Bellville; sisters-in-law and brother-in-law, Florence Hannafus of Shelby, Letha Brundage of Mansfield, Carol and Eldon Pry of Crestline. Mary was preceded in death by her parents, and 5 brothers, Ralph, Ray, Joe, Allen and Lloyd Harrod.
Friends may call on Monday, June 25, 2007, from 12:30 – 2:30 p.m. at the Trinity United Methodist Church, 209 East Main Street, Shelby, where funeral services will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. with Pastor Dave Carter officiating. Burial will be in Biddle Cemetery. Memorial expressions may be made to Trinity United Methodist Church or The American Cancer Society. The Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby, is in charge of the funeral arrangements. The family would appreciate on-line condolences at: