Mary Louise Wortman

January 04, 1930 ‒ December 03, 2014

Mansfield, Ohio

MANSFIELD: Mary Louise Wortman passed away late Wednesday evening, December 3, 2014 in Mifflin Care Center in Mansfield. She was 84.

She was born January 4, 1930 to parents William & Mary (Cheney) Militello in Mansfield. On June 26, 1948, she married Harry Randolf Wortman and together they raised six children. Mary dedicated her time to making a loving home; she was a fantastic cook and passed along her kitchen skills to all her children.

In spare time, she took pleasure in quilting, sewing, embroidering, knitting, and crocheting. She also enjoyed playing BINGO and would play anytime she could. But above all, Mary cherished time spent with her family.

She is survived by her loving husband of 66 years, Harry Wortman of Mansfield; her children & their spouses: Charlotte & Donald Janes of Mansfield, Dee & Will Johnson of Mansfield, Ralph & April Wortman of Bellville, Don & Janet Wortman of Vista, CA, Becky & Ron Frasher of Ontario, and Bob & Teresa Wortman of Mansfield; ten grandchildren; fifteen great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; a sister Rose White of Mansfield; numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; six siblings: William Militello, Frank Militello, Dorothy Shaffer, Patricia Bailey, Thomas Militello, and Betty Jean Morrison; and three grandsons.

Her family will receive friends 4-7 p.m. Wednesday, December 10, 2014 in the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home where a funeral service honoring her life will be held 11 a.m. Thursday with a half hour of calling prior.  Pastor Craig Hamm will officiate and a private inurnment will be later held in St. Peter’s Cemetery on German Church Road.

Snyder Funeral Homes is honored to serve Mary’s family and encourage you to share a fond memory or message of condolence to them at

  • So sorry Matt and Sable….Courtney and all of your family for your loss! Prayers for God’s comfort during such a sad time! Our prayers are with you all!

  • I never got to know my Aunt Mary. My parents (Bill and Margaret Ellish)divorced when I was young and I never had a chance to know the Militello side of the family. I know she was a great wife and mother and will be missed. My prayers are with the family. Her nephew Michael G Militello.

  • Heartfelt sympathy to all your wonderful family. Your mothere was such a good woman and loved you children endlessly. she will be so missed by all, my prayers are with you all. Love you.

  • Ralph & April,
    So sorry for your loss. Be strong and have faith that she is in a much better place. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
    Bill & Marilyn

  • I am glad that I had the pleasure of getting to know Mary while I was employed at Mifflin care. She was such a sweet lady and always had a smile on her face. She will be missed by all who knew her & loved her. My condolences to you all.

  • My family remembers Mary Lou and her family very fondly when we were a lot younger our families would get together and we often wondered how Mary Lou and Harry and our parents survived with all of us running around. We often think of all of you and our prayers are with you
    Tinker Belle and family

  • Dear entire Wortman family:
    You have lost a loving wife, mother, grandma, sister aunt and a beautiful, wonderful women. Whenever I think of my Aunt Mary Lou, so many great thoughts and memories bring a huge smile to my face. The family reunions, holiday’s and bbq’s are priceless years in all of our lives that will indeed last a lifetime to share with all those grandchildren.

    Boy was she my savior when I was little, everyone would pick on me ….she would secure me a safe spot on the kitchen counter, so I would not get misplaced in the watermelon rind pit out back under the big, shady lovely willow tree. Mainly 2 culprits by the name of Ralph and Don.

    Oh my, what a delicious joy she was to be around. I feel so blessed to have had such a terrific aunt….that certainly created a wonderful family in all of you.

    Although time heals, your loss will be endless but full of lasting memories. Knowing she is at peace now and out of pain is a relief in itself.

    My thoughts, prayers and deepest sympathy are with each and everyone of you at this difficult time. Please blow her a kiss from me from far and away.

    God bless and much love…..Kristi

  • fond memories of Mrs. Wortman. I received one of those beautiful, lovingly made blankets. Mrs. Wortman is an easy woman to talk to and made me feel at ease and welcomed whenever I visited her. So much to remember! She is a wonderful life to celebrate!

  • We are so sorry for your loss and our prayers are with your family. Our families have shared many wonderful times together, memories so precious and wonderful. Our hearts grieve with you all. Love, Bert and Kathy Ousley

  • We know of Mary through her daughter Becky (and her many stories) 🙂 here at Madison Adult Career Center. We think the world of Becky are sending her hugs! We want to send our thoughts and prayers to your entire family during your time of celebrating Mary’s life and grieving your loss.