Mary Alice Abbott

May 20, 1938 ‒ December 30, 2017

Delaware, Ohio

Mary Alice Abbott, age 79 of Delaware was called home to be with her Lord Saturday, December 30, 2017.

She was born on May 20, 1938 in Newark to the late Lloyd and Martha (Griffith) Claggett. A graduate of Newark High School in 1956, she was a lifelong homemaker and Delaware area resident.

A devoted and faithful member of High Point Nazarene Church, she sang in the church choir and loved spending time with her church friends. Mary loved living in the country and was an avid sports fan, especially of the Cleveland Teams: Indians, Cavaliers, and Browns.

She was a wonderful baker and known for her giving spirit. For many years she baked every Friday for the Delaware Post of the Ohio State Patrol. Mary was a collector of many things, especially Beanie Babies and dishes. She enjoyed spending time with her family, children, and her treasured grandchildren.

Mary is survived by her beloved children: Greggory Styers of Delaware, Lorri Styers of Columbus, Tammera Kelley of Gambier, Rebecca Martin of Columbus, Todd (Sheila) Styers of Delaware, 13 grandchildren: Maria (Jason) Sites, Landon (Khadija) Adams, Timothy (Kelley) Adams Jr., Sonya and Tiera Adams, Megan (Ryan) Treptow, Matthew, Markus Kelley, Lindsey, Justin Kaufman, Kurtis Styers, Kayla (Jared) Robinson, 10 great-grandchildren: Averi, Preston, Anne, Alice, Syona, Mayha, Madison, Alex, Tyler, twin sister Martha (Robert) Romine, sister-in-law Bonnie Claggett, a host of nieces, nephews, and friends

She was also preceded in death by her husband Clarence “Bud” Abbott in 1998, great-grandson Jaxon, sister Ellen Claggett, and brothers Paul (Linda) and Lewis Claggett.

Friends may call 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. Tuesday at the Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center, 101 Valleyside Dr., Delaware, Ohio 43015, where services will be held 11:00 a.m. Wednesday with her grandson, Minister Landon J. Adams officiating. Burial will follow in Green Mound Cemetery.

The family would like to thank the staff of Southern Care Hospice and the Grand of Dublin.

Condolences may be expressed at

  • My thoughts and prayers are with my dear cousins today – I am deeply sorry for their loss. Loosing your Mother is like no other. Aunt Mary Abbott was a true Gem! As a child, my sisters and I would hide in her hall closets so we could spend a few days or hopefully a week with her. I was truly blessed to have Aunt Mary in my life. Heaven waited long enough for this prayer warrior and now my Aunt Mary is whole again! Aunt Mary was greeted by her parents and sister Ellen in heaven!
    Love ❤️,
    Susie (Simpson) Ashcraft

  • Please accept my sincere condolences for your recent loss. We all have the hope of everlasting life on a paradise earth very soon, where death will be eradicated forever.The ransom is Gods greatest gift to mankind. Jesus willingly gave his life so that we can have life forever. John 3:16

  • My thoughts and prayers are with you as you continue this journey. Being with Mary was like being with a second family to me long ago. Spending time with you felt like being “home”. Such a sweet heart and loving spirit. I am sorry I won’t be able to join you in the next few days. May God’s arms hold you especially close and his presence carry you through the days to come.


  • Our sincere sympathy in the passing of Mary. Our prayers are, the Lord gives strength now and in the days to come, to her loved ones.

  • I am so sorry for your loss. Sending prayers for comfort as you go through this time.

    Joanne Silliman

  • My sincere condolences to your family. On behalf of the Delaware State Highway Patrol, we thank Mary for all of the love and support she gave the officers throughout the years. We looked forward to seeing and hugging her every Friday. She was our post “mom”. Rest In Peace dear Mary.

  • My condolences to my sweet sister Lorri Styers, my nieces, nephews and the entire family. May the Lord be with you during this time as “Earth has no sorrow that Heaven cannot heal.”

  • from Karen and Charles Baker from Toledo Ohio We are so sorry to learn of aunt Mary passing away.Karen was the flower girl in aunt Mary and uncle Dick’s wedding.They both were loved by the stopher girls.god bless you all who love your mom.grandma.great grandma and others.Martha -You and aunt Mary are the most special twins I remember as a young girl. god Bless you today love Karen (Stopher) Baker Daughter of aunt teeny age 90 and S. Dwight Stopher Dwight died 7 years ago
    and Teeny is living at (The Genesis) in toledo

  • I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. I will always remember how loving she was to all of you . My prayers are to comfort you in this time of loss

  • From Linda Clayton in Toledo Oh. So sorry to hear of Aunt Mary’s passing. My thoughts & prayers are with you, my cousins: Greg, Laurie, Tammy, Becky & Todd, as well as their families. My family loved your mom & your dad & have wonderful memories of them while we were growing up. May God comfort you & give you strength during this sad time. Love & hugs sent from Aunt Teeny & me!

  • Lorri,
    I am sorry for the loss of your mother. Your love and devotion to your Mother was apparent in your conversations. She was fortunate to have you as her daughter. Our hope is 1 Thessalonian 4: 14

    “For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so God will bring with Him those who have fallen asleep in Jesus.

    Denise Boley

  • Death can bring so many tears and pain, but may your memories bring you comfort. My heartfelt condolences to your family. May you find comfort in Christs heartwarming promise, John 5:28,29. We look forward to the day when sickness pain and death will be a thing of the past, Revelation 21:4