Grace N. Pryor

April 13, 1923 ‒ December 28, 2014

Marengo, Ohio

Grace N. Pryor, age 91 of Marengo, passed away Sunday evening December 28, 2014 at Bennington Glen Nursing Center in Marengo.

She was born on April 13, 1923 in Olive Green to the late Clyde and Ida Mae (Hunt) Steck. She was a 1941 graduate of Marengo High School. She had worked as a filler at Nestle, Bus Driver for Marengo/Highland Schools and owner of Pryor’s Bottled Gas for 43 years. She enjoyed gardening and crocheting.

Grace loved to go out to eat and could be found on Friday and Saturday evening with her sister at local eateries enjoying the fare. Grace also raised and canned vegetables from her garden and enjoyed going to craft shows. She loved watching and going to the Cincinnati Reds ballgames and the games of her grandchildren. Traveling to different places made her happy and she enjoyed following her son James to wherever he was playing in the country band.

She is survived by sons: Larry (Connie) Pryor of Mount Gilead , James (Bonnie) Pryor of Glouster ; 8 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren, 2 great-great grandchildren; sister: Edna Mae “Sadie” Fitzpatrick of Marengo.

Preceded in death by her husband of 52 years: Wilbur L. “Webb” Pryor on December 26, 1993; brother: Fred Steck; 2 grandsons.

Friends may call Friday from 4-7 p.m. at the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, 73 W. Walnut, Marengo. Funeral services will be held Saturday 11 a.m. at the Marengo United Methodist Church with Pastor Jan Sprague officiating. Interment will follow in the Marengo Cemetery.

Memorial contributions can be made to Whetstone Athletic Boosters or Gentiva Hospice.

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  • Larry,Jim and family’s,
    We are so sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. I have known Grace most of my life and loved talking to her . I know we will all miss her.
    Losing our parents is so hard and the memories must keep them in our hearts. I know she is smiling down on you and will watch over all of you.
    I have a lot of wonderful memories of her so she will never be forgotten.
    Ann and Adrian

  • I am so sorry of your loss. Grace was one of the finest women I ever met in my entire life.I am at a loss for words really, but I want you to know that I am thinking of each and everyone of you during this time. I hope and pray that her memory always warms your heart and that you are able to draw from her example that she set before you . She was strong, she was firm, she was amazing, she was full of love for each and every one of you. She will be missed by all, but remember she is free from pain and suffering. She lived a beautiful long life and her rewards for who she was and all she did is at hand. She is in the best hands of all! I love you all ! May God Bless and Comfort each and everyone of you! Your friend Diann Adkins

  • Grace was an institution in and of herself in our community. Sending warm thoughts and prayers for peace through your sorrow.

  • Larry and Jim so sorry to hear that we lost Grace. She was a very special lady and dear friend of mom’s. Richie and my prayers are with your family and if you need anything let us know.

  • Sending good thoughts and prayers to the family of Gracie Pryor. I have many great memories cooking with her at the Legion Hall. I loved hearing her stories and laughter, and I sure will miss seeing her at the ball games! Rest in Peace Gracie….I know you and Margaret are in Heaven causing some ruckus!

  • Mrs. Pryor was a wonderful neighbor of mine for many years. I am so sad to hear of her passing. She was a dear lady who always greeted me with a warm smile. She made beautiful crocheted work. She and her husband Webb were valued members of our little community. My condolences to her family.

  • I’m sadden to hear of your mothers passing, as a Pythian Sister she gave commitment, as a mother she showed how much a mom could love her boys, as a business owner she and Webb provided service to our community for many years and will never be forgotten by those who loved her. Please accept my condolences.

  • Larry Jim Sadie sorry to hear of Graces passing,she was a special lady ,I remember square dancing with them they taught me how made Larry dance with me

  • Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family. What a beautiful soul entering the gates of heaven. She has earned her wings! We always enjoyed seeing her and Sadie out and about town. May your memories hold you and give you strength for the days ahead.

  • Our thoughts and prayers goes out to the family of this wonderful lady. She will be missed by many. With deepest sympathy.

  • Sorry to hear of your mothers passing I know how.hard it is to lose My thought an prayers with you I know the hole gang is with her

  • It seems all the grand dames and guys of when I was a kid growing up is slowly but, surely passing on. Grace, was a lady and always had a smile. I loved to hear her laugh. To the Pryor family my heart is with your family. Theres alot of Marengo friends in heaven getting to gether and watching down on earth on their loved ones and friends. Zadie,you were a great sister and I know you will miss her and your eating out and running around together. Family is so important. Prayers from the Lewis and Blair families.

  • So sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. I always have some of her angels on my Christmas tree. Prayers for your family.

  • Larry, Jim, Sadie and families
    I extent my sympathy due to the loss of your loved one.
    Grace was a very SPECIAL LADY.
    I am a Pythian Sister of Marengo Temple #501. I will
    miss her greatly.
    I loved her crocheting and a angel on my Christmas
    tree will continue to remind me of her friendship.
    Sincerely, Shirley Robinson

  • You have my prayers and consoldonces. Grace was a great person and friend. We will surely miss her. The auxiliary won’t be the same without her.

  • Jim and family, I’ve known your mom all of my life well since 1st grade. You have our sympathies and prayers.

  • Grace was such a wonderful lady. She will be greatly missed . Another pillar of the community has gone to be an angel. I have many crocheted items that she made and will cherish them all. My sincerest sympathy , thoughts, and prayers to the family.