Mary Frances Aplas

September 20, 1916 ‒ April 29, 2015

Wooster, Ohio
Formerly of Galion, Ohio

Mary F. Aplas, age 98 of Wooster and former Galion resident passed away Wednesday evening, April 29, 2015 at West View Healthy Living in Wooster. She had been a resident there since June 2014.

She was born September 20, 1916 in Sterling, Colorado and was the daughter of Homer and Elva (Kelly) Kelly. On August 1, 1943 Mary married Robert Aplas in Brownwood, Texas and he preceded her in death on July 12, 2001.

Mary was 1934 graduate of Galion High School and member of the former First United Methodist Church, now Christ United Methodist Church in Galion. She worked as a beautician for many years. Mary was a life member of the AMVETS Polk Township Post 1979 auxiliary, American Legion Scarbrough Post 243 auxiliary and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4329 auxiliary all of Galion. She was an avid golfer and enjoyed participating in bowling leagues.

She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Cynthia Sue & David Fleiner of Bluffton, SC; her daughter-in-law and husband, Suellen and Ed Flynn of Wooster; 5 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren and a special friend Ron Hedges of Galion.

In addition to her husband, she is preceded in death by her son, William Charles “Bill” Aplas; her three brothers, Rex, Ralph and Clyde Kelly and her two sisters, Faye Lauer and Wilma Beyer.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, May 28, 2015 at the Richardson Davis Chapel of Snyder Funeral Homes, 218 South Market Street Galion, with Rev. Jerry Penrod officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to Christ United Methodist Church in care of the funeral home.

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

  • I really enjoyed Mary and our weekly visits at the Beauty Shop and have missed her over this past year. She was always so fun and full of life. Her sense of humor was refreshing and her stories so fun. I am glad that I had the privilege of knowing her. My sympathies and prayers go out to her family.

  • So sorry to hear of Mary’s passing have known her for a lot of years through the American Legion as well as Bob They were both such sweet Happy people 🙂 , and seen her at the beauty shop on Tuesdays a lot always a joy to see and talk to. Sorry for your loss . She will be missed by many.

  • I am so sorry hearing about Mary’s passing away. She was quite a joy to be around. She loved to play euchre and was always coming up with some jokes or something you never would have thought she would say! My thoughts and prayers are with the family. Marilyn

  • Dear Sue, David, Suellen and family, we are sorry to hear of the loss of your dear Mother. She was such a sweet lady ! Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  • Sue and Dave….so sorry to hear about your Mom. She was a great person and
    always fun. I’ll call you when things get settled.

  • sorry to hear of Mary’s passing. Missed seeing her in church the last few years. thinking of Sue now, one of my classmates. Seems like many of us are losing are parents at this stage of our life.

  • Sue and Dave,
    So sorry for your loss, our condolences to you and your family.

    Debbie and Rich Renock

  • Sue,
    Sorry to hear about the passing of your mother.
    May God give you His great peace during this difficult time.
    Melody Klehm Larkin

  • Sue, so sorry to hear about your mother. Moms are so special and when they pass, so sad. You will be in my prayers during this difficult time.

  • Death is never easy,but may it comfort you to know that “GOD JEHOVAH” has provided a provision whereby, in the future,you will have the opportunity to reunite with “MARY” again by means of the resurrection promised at (John 5:28,29). At that time,she will never again say,”I am sick”.(Isaiah 33:24) I’m sorry for your loss.

  • She really was my favorite aunt! She was a special lady A loss for all of us.
    I have sent a donation to Wounded Warriors project in her memory .