Mary Morrison

June 12, 1926 ‒ April 20, 2015

Mansfield, Ohio

MANSFIELD: Mary Morrison had a lot of reasons to smile. She was blessed with a successful business, retired to the natural beauty of Long Boat Key, and enjoyed 68 years of marriage. She will be remembered as a woman of many smiles.

Mary passed away Monday afternoon April 20, 2015 in her Mansfield home. She was 88.

Born June 12, 1926 in Mansfield, during WWII Mary worked at Tappan as an inspector on the belly tanks of bombers that fired rockets. Much later in life she owned and operated Dorothy’s Candies & Gifts on Mansfield’s Miracle Mile and downtown in the Richland Trust building. She was a member of Altrusa Club, and was in the first class of Gray Ladies at the Mansfield General Hospital. She was past president of LaSertoma in Mansfield. She sold the candy stores to retire to Twin Shores Beach & Marina on Long Boat Key, and while in Florida she modeled in fashion shows for Bealls Department Stores and was elected queen of the resort five years ago.

She is survived by her husband Max Morrison, whom she married July 13, 1946; a cherished friend and neighbor Renée Schambre; a sister Helen Highman of Ashland; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her son Gregory Max Morrison in 1972. Also deceased are her sister Evelyn Teger and brother Albert Teger.

Friends may call Friday, April 24, 2015 from 4 to 7 p.m. in the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home, where her memorial service will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. Pastor Charles Rice will officiate.

Contributions in Mary’s memory to OhioHealth MedCentral Hospice or Lexington Senior-Civic Center may be made at the funeral home.

Snyder Funeral Home is honored to serve Mrs. Morrison’s family. Send them a message of sympathy or support at: SnyderFuneralHomes.com

  • Max and family, so sorry for your loss. Mary was a beautiful individual inside and out. Enjoyed many Sertoma functions with the Morrisons many years ago. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
    Dennis Snyder

  • Uncle Max ,
    May the peace that comes from the memories of love shared, comfort you in the days ahead.
    James Morrison

  • Max…..
    So sorry for your loss…Mary treated me as one of her own while I was friends with Greg. I spent many times in the basement and at the ski lodge with him. Mary always made me two cheeseburgers the days I was with him. I’ll always remember her kindness.
    Roger Petrella

  • To the members of the “Morrison Family”, please accept the sincere condolences from all the members of the “Suncoast Mummers String Band”
    Our prayers are with you.

  • Max, there are not words adequate to comfort you. I’m sorry and send my sympathy.
    Jeannie Auxter

  • MAX: SO SORRY TO HEAR OF MARY’S PASSING. WE MISSED YOU BOTH
    THIS PAST WINTER AND SPOKE OF YOU BOTH OFTEN. IT WAS HARD
    BEING THERE WITHOUT DON BUT WOULD BE HARD ANYWHERE. MARY
    DIED SIX MONTHS AFTER DON. SHE WAS SUCH A LOVING PERSON. YOU
    HAVE MY SYMPATHY. WISH I COULD TELL YOU SOMETHING TO EASE YOUR LOSS. JUST KNOW WE ALL LOVED YOU BOTH. YOU ARE IN MY PRAYERS.

    MARGARET LINNEWEBER

  • Max,
    We just heard the news about Mary’s passing. We are so very sorry. Know that when you have been married to someone as long as you were married to Mary, it has to be like losing part of yourself. She was such a kind and wonderful person. And we truly enjoyed the Euchre games at Gulfshore. Missed both of you this past Season. Know that there really isn’t anything that we can say right now to ease your pain, but do know that we are holding you close in our thoughts and our prayers.

    Joe & Joan Callan
    Gulfshore