Mamie Florence Barry

March 27, 1928 ‒ October 20, 2015

Mansfield, Ohio

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

  • We haven’t known Mamie very long, but long enough to know she was an
    extremely nice person. We all liked her very much and will miss her a lot.
    We would like to offer our extreme condolences to the family and all of
    her friends at the Waterford.

  • Dear Charlotte, Ron and family members:

    It wasn’t that long ago that I (John) heard Mamie say in her teasing way, ” You don’t love me, do ya?” Of course I’d go overboard in trying to kid her back and yet assure her of our genuine love for her. I miss her bantering with me in her half serious and half teasing manner. There was always a can of Diet Coke and a cookie for us when she knew we were coming. We were happy to take her to Sunday School when her usual ride was unable to do so. Mamie was precious to us. Since June when we moved here she’d call us here in Missouri a couple times a month when we’d call once a month. She sent several cards expressing her love and friendship until she became too weak to write more than her name. She’s Home now with her Savior and her Bob whom she missed so much.

    What an amazing lady who pushed her fragile body as her strength allowed. Her faith in Christ Jesus never flinched in every adversity of health.

    Bette and I know we shall see her in Glory.

    Our sympathies to you all,
    John and Bette Stocks

  • My heart goes out to everyone in her family and all her wonderful friends she made and had at The Waterford here in Mansfield. I’m going to miss her coming to the desk on her Beamer, as we would call it.
    Such a wonderful person and HEAVEN has just received a GIFT!!
    Rest in Peace Mamie. We all loved you very much.

  • Dear Charlotte, Mike, Scott, Heidi and families,

    Over the last ten years, our lives were blessed to have your mom (& dad) as friends.
    Even though she never could seemed to grasp the impact she had on people, I will always remember her gentle, Christ-like attitude towards others. We spent many hours over lunch at Kyle’s and many more hours in the afternoon just sitting and quietly talking and solving the problems of the world. Our conclusion was to pray that those who didn’t know Christ would find Him through those who could impact their lives. I will miss her but I look forward to seeing her again. You are in my thoughts and prayers. I love you all.

  • We are praying for your family in adjusting to missing this dear lady of the Lord’s. We have precious memories of her and Bob’s lives. God bless!