Mary Frances Schmotzer

April 20, 1918 ‒ February 26, 2006

Mansfield, Ohio

MANSFIELD: Mary Frances Schmotzer, 87, of South Trimble Road, and formerly of Bellaire Drive, died Sunday morning February 26, 2006 in Lexington Court Care Center, following a short illness.

She was born April 20, 1918 in Galion to Burton H. and Eva (Hout) Barr, both descendants of Richland County early pioneer settlers. She was graduated from Mansfield Senior High School in 1936 and attended Ohio University.

Mary Frances first worked as cashier at the former Leland Hotel in downtown Mansfield, and during WWII, she was billing clerk at Empire Steel in Mansfield.

She was a member of Jared Chapter of D.A.R., the Genealogical Society, First Families of Ohio, First Families of Richland County, and a long-time member of the Body of Christ that meets at First Alliance Church, Mansfield.

Mary Frances was a Congressional secretary in Richland County to the Honorable John Ashbrook, and the Honorable Jackson Betts. She later worked at the Ohio Bureau of Employment.

She spent countless hours, upon years, volunteering for the American Red Cross and Med-Central Mansfield Hospital. It was her great concern to give people comfort when ill, or when anyone needed her support.

She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law Susan K. and Larry Arnold of Bellville; a grandson Matthew Arnold; a sister-in-law Jeanne Barr of Mansfield; nieces Donna Jean Barr and Melanie Staker; nephews Allan Strauss and Wayne Schmotzer.

She was preceded in death by husbands Jess Carrick and Norman M. Schmotzer; a son Jac A. Carrick and her brothers Donald W. Barr and Richard Hout Barr.

Though all the trials in her life, the faith and love she had for Jesus comforted her, and she is now resting in His arms.

The family will receive friends Wednesday, March 1, 2006 from 4-7 pm in the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home, where the funeral service will be held Thursday at 11 am. The Rev. Kevin Crawford will officiate. Burial will follow in Mansfield Cemetery.

Memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society or the American Heart Association may be made at the funeral home.