Mary Louise Lloyd

October 28, 1944 ‒ June 30, 2019

Marengo, Ohio
Formerly of Sparta, Ohio

Mary Louise Lloyd, age 74, formerly of Sparta, died peacefully on Sunday afternoon, June 30, 2019 at her home at Morrow Manor in Chesterville surrounded by her loving family, following an extended illness.

Born October 28, 1944 in Knox County to the late Monna (Hunter) Pruett and William Smith.

On September 3, 1960 Mary married the love of her life, Stanley “Buddy” Lloyd.  Together they raised four children and shared 58 years of marriage.  They enjoyed traveling around Ohio to attend tractor pulls and hosting family holiday dinners.

Mary was a loving, devoted wife, mother and grandmother and her family always came first.  She had a way of making everyone around her know that they were loved by her genuine smile and helping hand.  You could always count on her to be there.

A homemaker by trade, she was always hard at work on the family farm, in Buddy’s garden or in her beautiful flower beds.  She was an amazing cook, baker and canner and could make just about anything.  She was even able to take leftovers and make masterpieces out of them.  Mary was also a skilled seamstress and over the years made many outfits for her children.

However, her true calling in life was motherhood.  Helping to raise her grandchildren was one of her greatest joys, especially spoiling them.  She taught all her children and grandchildren about hard work and unconditional love.

Mary will be dearly missed by her husband, Stanley; children, Gregg (Cheryl) Lloyd, Shelley (Ed) Snodgrass, Melanie (Tracy) Nauman, Laurie (Darren) Geddes; 7 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; brothers, Steve (Linda) Pruett, Stanley Pruett; many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Mary was preceded in death by her loving grandmother, Edna Hunter; sisters, Shirley Horlacher, Sue Craig; stepfather, Cecil “Red” Pruett; brother-in-law, Cary Horlacher; granddaughter, Alexandria Nauman.

Mary loved her family dearly and per her wishes there will be a private family service held in her honor.

Memorial contributions may be made to Kindred Hospice, 112 Harcourt Road, Suite 3, Mount Vernon, OH 43050 in Mary’s memory.

The family would like to offer their heartfelt gratitude to the family of Morrow Manor and the staff of Kindred Hospice for the loving attention and compassion show to Mary during her time in their care.

Services entrusted to the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Sunbury, Ohio.

  • So sorry to hear the loss of your wife & mother.she was a wonderful lady!heaven gained a other angel.your in our thoughts &prayers at this time ,coming weeks With sympathy. Debora ,Chris Lloyd

  • Stanley and family,

    We are very sorry to hear of Mary’s passing. It is always so heart breaking when someone so nice and kind has to suffer from a debilitating decease.

    She is in a better place now and will no longer have to suffer.

    You are all in our thoughts and prayers.
    Remember all the good memories I am sure you have of your time with her.

    Sincerely, Jim and Vickie Young

  • My last surviving sister, what a fighter you were Mary, you taught us all to never give up, to choose life and trust God. Buddy, I just want to thank you for standing with Mary all these years, and providing her the very best care, you are in our prayers.

  • So very sorry to.hear this,Mary & I grew up together in Sparta, she was truly a very special friend lot of good memories, I remember when Gregg was born, all the girls went and seen him after school, she was so proud of him ! I know she will be a beautiful angel in heaven!: 💔💔

  • So sorry for your lost. I always remember her as a very sweet and kind person. Spent time there as a teen and enjoyed her kindness to me. My love and prayers to you all. May God be your comfort.

  • OUR LOVE AND THOUGHTS TO YOU ALL.

    WAS A VERY SPECIAL LADY AND ALWAYS A SMILE
    AND ENCOURAGEMENT TO US AT THE OFFICE.

    KNOW A LOT OF GOOD MEMORIES AND KNOW SHE
    IS GOING TO BE MISSED.

    DR BRAD AND BECKY WALKER
    DR.DREW AND MEGAN WALKER

  • I am so sorry for your loss. Having Mary as a part of our Morrow Manor family has been a true blessing to me. She could give you a smile that would brighten your day. Please know that I am here if you ever need anything.

  • Stephen & Linda,
    I noticed your sister’s obituary in the paper and recalled our last conversation a month ago. You were so very faithful to visit and support her. Those acts of love and kindness are not overlooked or forgotten. May the Lord show Himself faithful to you in unexpected ways.
    Blessings,
    Rachel

  • So sorry for your loss. Mary was precious & her smile lit up the room like a Christmas Tree with her smile.

    Your entire family was such a blessing. ALWAYS visiting and doing EVERYTHING in your power to make CERTAIN she was taken care of. What and AMAZING family you all are. She NEVER went without ANYTHING & her fabulous family made CERTAIN she had ANYTHING & EVERYTHING she EVER needed. ALL families should be like yours!