Mary L. Vance

January 10, 1942 ‒ December 12, 2018

Mount Vernon, Ohio

Mary L. Vance, age 76, of Mount Vernon, Ohio, passed on Wednesday, December 12, 2018 at Knox Community Hospital surrounded by her loving family. She was born on January 10, 1942 in Mount Vernon, Ohio, to the late Martha (Stoutenburg) Strait.

Mary went to St. Vincent Catholic High School before attending Mount Vernon Business School. Mary was a homemaker and enjoyed the finer things in life.  Her most precious moments were spending time with her family.

She is survived by her children, Samuel (Bunny) Vance, Lisa (Greg) Carpenter; two grandchildren, Kerra (Michael) Hines, Jillian Vance; two great-grandchildren, Delaney and Kale Carpenter; brothers, Harry Shanyfelt, Michael (Mary Ann) Shanyfelt; sisters, Helen (Brice) Twigg, Teresa (Dave) Eberhardt; and several nieces and nephews.

Along with her mother, Mary is preceded in death by her husband, Samuel W. Vance; and her brother, Raymond Shanyfelt.

A graveside service will be held on Friday, December 14, 2018 at 3:00 PM at Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: American Diabetes Association; 471 East Broad Street Suite 1630, Columbus, Ohio 43215.

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  • Lisa, Teresa and family,
    I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your loved one, Mary. I am sending my love, thoughts and prayers to all of you during this difficult time. Your friend, Linda.

  • Sam, Lisa, Teresa, and families:
    So sorry for your loss. Hoping good memories will bring you comfort and peace.

    In Friendship,

  • So sorry to hear about the passing of Mary Lou. Hoping good memories will bring you comfort and peace.

  • Lisa, Sammy and family,

    So sorry for your loss. I have many great memories as a child playing at your house while mom and Marylou had coffee and chatted.

    Love and prayers to you all,
    Virginia, Todd, Josh and Katelyn

  • Lisa, Kerra and family – we are so sorry for your loss. It is never easy to go through losing a loved one. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers at this time.