Mary Edna Skatzes

June 09, 1927 ‒ November 06, 2019

Marion, Ohio

Mary Edna Skatzes, age 92, of Marion, passed away at her home on Wednesday, November 6, 2019.

Mary was born in Marion on June 9, 1927 to the late Phillip O. and Audrey (Kimm) Williamson.  Growing up in Marion, Mary attended Edison School and graduated from Harding High School in 1945.

She married Ray Skatzes on July 12, 1947 and he preceded Mary in death in June of 1970. 

Mary was a good Christian woman being a lifelong member of Fite Memorial Baptist Church in Marion.  Here, she was active in the bell choir, choir, and help Sunday School secretary. She was also active in the Women’s Circle.

Having a strict personality, Mary made sure she always provided for her family.  She always found ways to save from cutting marshmallows into quarters or making sure the lights were turned off. 

Mary is survived by children, Steve (Deb) Skatzes of Virginia, Susan (Jessie) Kensler of Marion, Phyllis Skatzes of Marion, and Alice Daughetry of Marion. Grandchildren; Amy (Dave) McGowan, Courtney Skatzes, Scott (Brandi) Murphy, Timya Daugherty, Patrick Daugherty, and Bobby Traylor; 7 great-grandchildren, brothers, Paul (Caroline) Williamson and Robert (Wilma) Williamson; and numerous nieces and nephews.  

In addition to her husband, Mary was preceded in death by her parents; son, Jimmy; and siblings, David, Fred and Ruth.  

A funeral service will be held at Fite Memorial Baptist Church (497 Davids Street, Marion) on Saturday, November 9, 2019 with Pastor David Caryle officainting.  Friends may call two hours prior to the service. Private family burial will take place at a later date in Marion Cemetery.  

Memorial donations may be made in Mary’s honor to Snyder Funeral Homes of Marion.  

Snyder Funeral Homes, Gunder/Hall Chapel is honored to serve Mary’s family.  Online condolences may be expressed by visiting  

  • I never heard Mary utter a single unkind word. She was a joy to be around at Church and I remember our times at bell choir practice fondly. May God bring her family peace in this time of sorrow until we all meet again.

  • I have only known Mary for a few years, but she always had a gentle spirit & loving attitude. She will be greatly missed. Alice, Patrick & Tinya, I am so sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts & prayers. God’s Blessings in the days ahead.

  • Your Mom was near to my heart. I loved so much about her. Shame on me for not making it over, Patrick. I work on Saturday, but I sure wish I didn’t. Heaven gained an angel.

  • Alice & Family

    So sorry to hear of your loss. My prayers are with you, may God bring you
    comfort during this time.

  • Mary was a wonderful person. She always had the softest hands. I will miss her presence at church. She rarely missed a Sunday. My thoughts and prayers are with her family .

  • I’m so sorry Patrick and family for your loss…. i never had the privilege to meet Mary, but Patrick frequently talked about his grandma, mom and sister to his friends at work. I understand how close
    Their family is, the loss you must feel is unimaginable to me…. I saw a quote “ the only way to get over a death is by seeing it as a life completed, instead of a life interrupted.” 92 years, wow. Reading the stories and memories family and friends had left about Mary, I believe, in her 92 years that she touched so many hearts, impacted so many lives, Her faith was so strong! I will pray for comfort and peace for your family.