Mary Louise Morningstar

September 20, 1934 ‒ December 04, 2015

Mount Vernon

Mary Morningstar, age 81, of Mount Vernon, OH, passed away on Friday, December 04, 2015 at the Country Court Nursing Home. She was born on September 20, 1934 in Sparta, OH, to the late Marion and Mildred (Taylor) Duston.

Some of her hobbies included puzzle books, cooking, canning, sewing and watching soap operas, but most important to Mary was spending time with her family.

She is survived by two daughters, Mildred Trowbridge and Barbara Nutter; four grandchildren; six great grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; a sister, Donna Horn; and several nieces and nephews.

Besides her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Merle Morningstar; a son David Morningstar; brothers, Harold, Earl, Gerald, Marion and Dale Duston; sisters, Pauline Boyd, Jeanette Oyster, Dorothy Rogers, Ruth Butler and Blanch Rogers; and a grandchild, Michael Nutter.

A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, December 9, 2015 beginning at 1 p.m. in Mound View Cemetery.

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The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home of Mount Vernon in honored to serve the family of Mary Morningstar.

  • Mary, you will be dearly missed. You were a wonderful neighbor and friend. God wrapped
    His arms around you and took you with him. May you rest in peace now. Our hearts go out to Milred and little Gaven.

  • Mildred & Barb,
    I was saddened to learn of the passing of your precious momma. She was such a sweetheart to all of us west-end brats. I hope you find peace in your heart by knowing she is at rest now with Gods loving arms wrapped around her. She may be gone in her physical being but you’ve both just gained a guardian angel.

    She was a terrific mom and friend.

    Sadly missed by all who had the privilege of calling her their friend.

    Love to you both.

    Dee Dee

  • Dear Mildred and Family — I was saddened to read about the death of your dear Mother. She was so cute, and I feel so blessed to have met her. May it help you to know that you have friends who care. We share in your loss. Sending you, your family, and the Dustons my deepest sympathy. Sincerely, Susan (Nash) Huggins

  • So sorry for your loss I worked with Mary at ccl she was a great person to work with we had a lot of good times she will be missed she is a sweet angel in heaven now

  • Mildred, Barb and families – so sorry for your loss. My heart and prayers go out to all of you.

  • Mildred,
    So sorry to hear about your mother’s passing. She was a very sweet lady and will surely be missed. You and yours will definitely be in my prayers.