Mary Ann Early

February 04, 1949 ‒ March 07, 2016

Delaware, Ohio

Mary A. Early, age 67 of Delaware passed away unexpectedly at home Monday, March 7, 2016.

She was born on February 4, 1949 in Delaware to the late Paul H. and Georgia P. (Ward) Jumper. A graduate of Buckeye Valley High School in 1968 for the most part she was a lifelong Delaware County resident.

Mary was a STNA and worked as a nurse’s aide for Sunny Vee Nursing Home, Sarah Moore Home, and retired from Willowbrook at Delaware Run.  With not a selfish bone, she was a woman of faith and attended the Grace Baptist Church in Delaware. She was active at the YMCA as a “Silver Sneaker” and was a member of TOPS and the QVC club.

Skilled with the needle and thread, she spent countless hours crocheting and knitting numerous items for family and the homeless.  Mary was always working on something, including flowers and reading books. Supportive and compassionate, she was a best friend to all. Considered an angel, she collected them as well.  She looked forward to the Mother’s Day and Christmas Holidays, but treasured her family and spending time with them much more.

She will be missed by her beloved family, children; Norman “Bruce” (Candise) Early III of Canal Winchester, Patricia (Ronnie) Holbrook of Delaware, 9 grandchildren; Norman IV, Ashton, and Nevaeh Early, John and Codi Clark, Isaiah, Samantha, Colt, and Gavin Holbrook, 1 great-grandson; Rory Holbrook, siblings; Paul (Jane) Jumper of Delaware, Margaret Thacker of Columbus, George “Art” (Marsha) Jumper of Delaware, Martha “Marty” Chan of Delaware, Marcina Carter of Columbus, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Friends may call from Noon until 2:00 p.m. Friday at the Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center, 1510 W. William St. at Valleyside Dr., Delaware where services will follow at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor John Herdman officiating, burial will take place at Green Mound Cemetery in Kilbourne.

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  • So very sorry to hear about Mary! She was a very nice lady! I hope you will be able to find comfort in the many prayers that are being said for your family. You all are in our thoughts and prayers.

  • I have known Mary for oh so many years. My work intertwined her work when she was working as an aide. She then become a customer of my 2nd career and she loved her jewelry. I enjoyed her so much. She was always so happy and positive.

    I am so happy about my last memory of her. I sat with her along with my sister and mom at the All Horse Parade. She was so proud of all the weight she had taken off. I remember telling her how pretty she looked and she just beamed with pride. She truly look so classy and hip in her jewelry and cute little poncho type jacket.

    I will miss her. I know all of you will also. Your family has had many losses. I am so sympathetic to all of you. U will always hear Mary’s laugh in my head and heart.

  • Was so, so shocked to read in the Gazette of the passing of Mary. The tears flowed down my face. We have many, many fond memories of Mary when she lived in the apartment in front of me and my family on N. Union St. We are very saddened by the news. Our thoughts and prayers go out to each of you. We will be thinking of you all. Patty and Bruce we send hugs to both of you. God has received an Angel. We love you Mary and will miss you. Sorry that we couldn’t make the visitation and services.

  • To all of Mary’s loved ones – Condolences during this time of great sorrow. Mary was a wonderful person, and I am grateful that I had the opportunity to meet her. I am deeply saddened that she passed so unexpectedly.

    Sending love and prayers for comfort to all of you, and especially thinking of you, Marty Chan.

  • I was so sorry to learn of Mary’s passing, as was my brother, Jack Cassidy, and sister, Mara Frey. Know that she and all her family will be remembered in our prayers. God bless your dear Mary. May she rest in peace.