Mary Elizabeth Reiss

September 05, 1945 ‒ October 12, 2018

Mount Vernon, Ohio

Mary Elizabeth Reiss, age 72, of Mount Vernon, Ohio, passed away on Friday, October 12, 2018 at the Country Court Care Center in Mount Vernon, Ohio. She was born on September 5, 1945 in Baltimore, Maryland to the late George Reinicker and Jessie Sheridan (Lynch) Granger.

Mary attended Glen Burnie High School in Glen Burnie, Maryland. She worked at Small’s Sand and Gravel in Gambier, Ohio for over 30 years.  Mary loved work and enjoyed her time at Small’s Sand and Gravel.  Her greatest enjoyment was being around her family, especially her grandchildren whom she adored.

Mary is survived by her children, Mike (Kim)Reiss of Fredericktown, Dan Reiss of Mount Vernon, Shari (Howie) Miller of Fredericktown; daughter-in-law, Erika Reiss of Canal Winchester; grandchildren, Ryan, Emma, Nikki, Noah, Caroline, Gracie, Joshua Reiss, Madison and Walker Miller; sister, Patricia Tanner of Sandersville, Georgia; several nephews; former husband, Paul (Bev) Reiss.

Along with her parents, Mary is preceded in death by her brother, George Granger; a brother-in-law, Wilmer Tanner.

A celebration of life service will be held on Saturday, October 20, 2018 at 4:30 PM with an hour of visitation beginning at 3:30 PM at New Life Community Church: 9955 Mt Gilead Rd, Fredericktown, Ohio 43019.

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  • I was blessed to work with Mary at Smalls, we had such a good time and I so enjoyed her friendship. I am glad our lives crossed paths!! My deepest sympathy, love, thoughts and prayers to her family……bonnie

  • Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Family. Mary was a special woman, very giving and thoughtful. Dean and his Father worked at Small ‘s and will never forget her. Sending our Condolences

  • I will never forget her smile! She was always so gracious & giving in every situation where I was privileged to be with her. We are lifting up the family in prayer, knowing what a hole her passing will create. We love you all.

  • I will never forget how many smiles and the laughter Mary brought to my life. She was such a great friend and wonderful person. I will miss you so much. God bless your family.

    Your forever friend
    Dee Hall

  • We are truly sorry to hear about your loss. Your Mom was a great woman and she will be truly missed and always remembered. Our most sincere condolences.

  • The Reiss Family were special friends and neighbors when we lived in My Vernon (1975 – 1997). I have many happy memories of my dear friend that I will hold forever in my heart. Prayers for the family during this time.

  • My cousin Mary will forever be in my memories I regret that we lived so far and I missed a lot of special people and moments with her. Mary has now become everyone’s Angel and is now free from pain and with her family and friends in Heaven. So let us not feel sadness but to rejoice her life and how blessed we all were who knew and loved her. My condolences to her family and friends who I know will miss her.

  • I worked at Kimmel Corp for over 30 years and spoke with Mary often. I so enjoyed talking with her. Even though we never met face to face I always felt I was talking to a friend. My prayers to you all

  • Dan,

    I am sorry for the loss of your loved one. My heart goes out to you at this difficult time. Just know you are in my thoughts and prayers for peace and comfort in the days ahead. 

  • Dear Shari,

    One thing I’ve learned in life is that we are never too old to be able to lose our parents. I am so very sorry about your mom’s death. Although there are no good words that one can say to soothe a grieving heart, rest assured that God is always perfect in His timing.

    May the comfort of the Holy Spirit be your balm and bring you peace now and in the days ahead.

    With deepest sympathy,
    Melanie McMillan (work colleague)

  • We are so very sorry for your loss. Although we didn’t know your mom she lives on in her wonderful children. Sending thoughts and prayers to you all.

  • Shari and family,

    I’m so very sorry for your loss! Mary was such a wonderful person! She was a phenomenal neighbor and friend.

    My thoughts and prayers to you all.

  • Mike and Family, we were sorry to read about the loss of your mom. We knew she was ill but losing a family member is never easy. May your memories give you comfort during this difficult time. Reading others’ comments, it’s obvious that Mary brought many smiles to those around her. Hugs and prayers!