Mary E. Busse

July 24, 1934 ‒ October 02, 2018

Galion, Ohio

Mary E. Busse, 84, of Galion passed away Tuesday, October 2, 2018 at Crestwood Care Center, Shelby with her family including Cindy, Tim and Josh at her side.

She was born July 24, 1934 in Galion and was the daughter of Frank and Gertrude (Dennis) Sebring. Mary married Marion Busse and he preceded her in death on August 23, 2001.

Mary graduated from Mt. Gilead High School and had worked at the former HPM in Mt. Gilead and as a custodian at the Mt. Gilead Schools. She enjoyed cooking, reading, word puzzle books and collecting owls. Mary loved her pets, especially her dog Biscuit who passed away two years ago and currently her cat, Milo. She cherished the time she spent with grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Mary is survived by daughters Cindy (Tim) Pinyerd of Galion and Kelly (Mike) Kirkpatrick of Cardington; son Dennis Busse of Delaware; six grandchildren Brandy, Josh, Nick, Jordan, Zach and Rebekah and three great-grandchildren Lillie, Logan and Damion.

In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by a daughter Kim Smith and a brother Max Sebring.

At her request, there will be no funeral service.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Humane Society serving Crawford County in care of the funeral home.

Richardson Davis Chapel of Snyder Funeral Homes in Galion is honored to serve the family of Mary Busse, and condolences may be made to them at


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  • You have my deepest sympathy in the loss of your mom. May your memories of times with her bring comfort to your hearts and smiles to your faces. Trust in God who comforts us during difficult times and he will help you heal. 2 Corinthians 1:3,4.

  • Josh,sorry to hear about your g’mas passing . I know you loved her very much. Reflect on the memories and I hope your pain from losing her will subside soon.
    Prayers for you and your families.

  • David and I will miss Mary. She was the last of our family for that generation. I always enjoyed my talks with her on the phone. We shared many stories and loved to talk about our cats. Mary loved hearing tales about Walter, my cat but she couldn’t remember his name. ha. She always told me she loved me when we were about to hang up.

    I am sorry for your loss of a fine woman. Miss Mary soar.

  • To the family:
    We are so sorry for your loss. Mary was a wonderful person. Prayers for all of you.
    Dick and Pat Clark

  • So sorry for the loss of your mom. May God places his hands on your family and may he heal your pain and be with you during this trying time. Love you

  • I am so sorry for your loss. My heart feels for you all. Lots of thoughts and prayers to you all. Love you all.

  • Kelly, Jordan, & Damion,

    I know how much you did for your mom over the years. I remember every Friday you spent with your mom. You would take her wherever she needed to go or just to get her out of the house. You made that her day & those are memories to cherish.

    I’m so sorry to hear about your grandma (Gigi).

    Grandma Dawn is so sorry to hear about your great grandma or Gigi as you would tell me anytime you would talk about her.

    I send all of you my love, hugs, & prayers. If there’s anything I can do just let me know.
    Love Dawn