Mamie Florence Barry
March 27, 1928 ‒ October 20, 2015
MANSFIELD: Mamie Barry didn’t have a hard time making friends. She overcame a timid spirit to communicate her lovely and friendly character. Beneath her chatter and self-effacing exterior (“I don’t want to be a burden to anyone”), was a deeply caring and compassionate woman who loved her family and her church family, and would demonstrate it through her “3Cs” Cookies, Candy and Cards.
Countless plates of cookies came from Mamie’s kitchen. She’d learn your favorite candy treat just because she could. And Mamie still valued the old-fashion greeting card.
Mamie passed into the Lord’s presence Tuesday morning October 20, 2015 from Hospice of North Central Ohio. She was 87.
Born Mamie Florence Kazmer March 27, 1928 in Cleveland to Steve & Florence (Pierce) Kazmer, she worked with American Department Store, JCPenney and later Newberry’s in Mentor.
She and her husband lived in Southwest Florida for 26 years, returning to Ohio in December of 2000 to be closer to family.
A member of Berean Baptist Church, Mamie never wanted to be late for worship. She felt blessed by the many relationships that invested so much in her: Heatons, Buzzards, her loving church family at Berean, the staff and so many wonderful friends at the Waterford, Dr. Padival and staff, and the compassionate folks at Hospice.
She will be remembered for her love for her family that includes her daughter Charlotte (Mike) Umstead of Wooster; her son Ron (Kathy) Barry of Westcliff, CO; grandchildren Heidi (Jim) Powers, Scott Umstead, Geoff Barry, Justin (Kim) Barry, and Michelle Jones; great grandchildren Nichole (Matt), Haley, Joshua and Colin; great great grandchildren Madison, Harper and soon-to-be-born Hunter; along with brothers- and sisters-in-Christ.
Her husband Robert Barry preceded her in death on March 13, 2010. Also deceased is her sister Dorothy Walther.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, October 31, 2015 at 12 Noon in the chapel of Berean Baptist Church, 2145 Middle Bellville Road, Mansfield with Pastor Bill Heaton officiating. Friends may call the hour prior to the service. The Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home is honored to serve Mamie’s family. Interment will be in Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery.
Contributions in Mamie’s memory to Hospice of North Central Ohio or Berean Baptist Church may be made through the funeral home.
Share with Mamie’s family a story of how you remember will remember her – and watch her tribute video – at SnyderFuneralHomes.com