Mary Ann Doyle

March 13, 1941 ‒ December 25, 2019

Marion, Ohio

Mary Ann Doyle, age 78, died unexpectedly on Christmas morning at her home in Marion, Ohio.

Mary Ann is survived by her three children: Michelle Messner of Wadsworth, Ohio, Connie Thayer of Mooresville, North Carolina, and William Doyle of Marion, Ohio; six grandchildren: Ian, Katie, and Declan Messner, Justin and Brooke Thayer, and Bradley Doyle; a brother, John “Mickey” Alfirevic of Homer Glen, Illinois, and family.

Mary Ann was born on March 13, 1941 In Chicago, Illinois to the late John and Anna Alfirevic.  She married Rodney Doyle in 1960.  After moving with her family to Marion in 1970, she volunteered with many organizations including 4-H, Girl Scouts, the Marion Historical Society, Altrusa, and The Palace Theater, to name a few.  She graduated from The Ohio State University in 1978, worked at the Marion County Auditor’s Office, and was elected to the 5th Ward of the Marion City Council.  As a member of Epworth United Methodist Church she made quilts, cookies, and friends.

All are welcome to attend and celebrate Mary Ann’s life on Monday, December 30, 2019, at Epworth United Methodist Church, 249 E. Center St., Marion.  Visitation will be held from 2 until 4 pm with the service at 4 pm.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to Altrusa or The Marion Historical Society.

Snyder Funeral Homes, Gunder/Hall Chapel are honored to serve Mary Ann’s family and your condolences may be expressed to them by visiting

  • Prayers to all your family. I received my birthday card yesterday. You always remembered. I will miss you.

  • I’m sorry to hear of your Mother’s passing. Stay strong and know that you are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. May the Lord comfort you and your family.

  • Prayers for you and your family. So sorry to hear of such a great loss. She will always be remembered by so many and will live with in your hearts always. God Bless

  • My thoughts and prayers are with you. I enjoyed working with her on various fund raisers for the Marion County Historical Society. Meredithe Predmore

  • So sorry to hear that your Mom is in heaven.
    Prayers for peace and comfort 🙏. Hugs to you and Brad, Connie. Love you ….. Ardie & Dave Feess

  • My thoughts and prayers are with the family. I will miss Mary Ann she was a great lady, a friend and someone I would have done anything for.
    Rest In Peace Mary Ann, no more pain. We will miss you, and everything you were to us.

  • My heart aches for you all. She was such an amazing women. It’s been years since I saw her but she was a lady you just don’t forget. She was so proud of all of you,! I will keep you in my prayers

  • Michelle, Bryan and family.

    I’m so sorry to hear about you’re Mother passing and I know there will be a empty spot in your lives with her being gone. She was such a sweet loving and active lady.

    She loved life as well as her family and is now in Heaven working there with the angels. Will keep you in our prayers.

    Love you all,
    Mike and Becky Welch

  • I am sorry for your loss.I am going to miss Mary Ann, she was a wonderful volunteer and supporter of the Marion County Historical Society.I will miss our conversations most, she always made me smile and she never ceased to amaze me. She had a giving heart and kind spirit.My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  • Michelle, Connie, and Billy: you and your families are all in my prayers and thoughts as you deal with the sudden liss of your mother/grandmother. She truly was one strong beautiful person who always put her family and others ahead of herself.
    She love doing things with all of you and her grandchildren as well as sharing. The stories of her adventures with you. Now, hold those memories in your minds and hearts as you go through the grieving process. She loved you all and is now watching over you giving you strength to move forward into the new year and beyond.
    She is with her Lord as she said she would be and is now His servant in Heaven.
    Loved you so my dear friend, Mary Ann.

  • Bill,
    I’m sorry to hear of your mothers passing. Christmas will always have a different meaning from now on. Please let me know if I can help in any way. Tim Mooney

  • Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Your mom always made everyone feel like family, she often cooked lunch for the guys (and gals) at Bill’s shop and invited their families. I also enjoyed working with Mary Ann at OSUM events where she volunteered as a Buckeye Backer. You mom was a inspiration to us all!

  • Michelle, Connie and Billie,
    Heaven gained an Angel Christmas morning! Your mother was a wonderful woman that raised 3 wonderful children. You are all in my thoughts and Prayers.
    May Gob Bless you all and sooth your pain,
    Diana Speidel Risley