Mary Sue (Payne) Wolfgang

February 23, 1943 ‒ January 03, 2012

Bellville, Ohio

BELLVILLE: Mary Sue Wolfgang believed in kindness. A single act of kindness throws out roots in all directions, and the roots spring up to make new flowers. Mary Wolfgang planted the seed of loving kindness with her family. Her legacy of kindness has grown, now represented in her beautiful garden of family, extending beyond those she was in direct contact with, but even to some she was yet to meet. Her gift will live on as she passed away Tuesday morning, January 3, 2012 in MedCentral Mansfield Hospital. She was 68.

Mary was born February 23, 1943 in Sarton, WV the daughter of Donald and Viola (Broyles) Payne. Her family moved to Richland County in the mid 50s where Mary graduated from Bellville High School in 1961.

On September 27, 1963 she married Harold Gary “Skip” Wolfgang who preceded her in death on November 3, 1987.

Mary worked at in the market at Sandy Hill Fruit Farm, Lex Lanes, and retired from GI Industries in Bellville.

Very active, she enjoyed bowling on the league at Lex Lanes, nearly every night of the week. She was also involved in a ladies golf league at Little Apple golf course in Bellville.

Mary enjoyed tending to her flowerbeds, and was known to be just about “the best mushroom hunter around”. When she was no longer able to work outdoors she liked watching the birds outside her window.

She was sharp and often played along with her favorite tv game shows, including jeopardy. She also liked crime shows like CSI and Law and Order.

Mary’s greatest joy was in her family. She loved each of her children and grandchildren dearly, never missing an opportunity to be there for them.

A wonderful mother, grandmother, sister and best friend, she is survived by her four children and their spouses Gary L. and Dawn Wolfgang of Mansfield, Lisa K. and Johnny DeMoss of Bellville, Ronald A. and Katie Wolfgang of Butler and Sandra A. and Thomas Armstrong of Bellville, nine grandchildren Shawn, Cody, Teri Lynn, and Hunter Wolfgang, Michael and Lora DeMoss, Christina DeMoss, Heather Thacker and Mary Ann and Kelly Armstrong; three great grandchildren Xander Thacker, Madison and Aiden DeMoss; a sister and brother-in-law Delores “Dorty” and George Raines of Mansfield, a brother and sister-in-law Kenneth “Skeeter” and Linda Payne of Bellville, and two special aunts Betty Weikle of Ontario and Bertie Weikle of Union, WV, along with numerous nieces, nephews and extended family.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a brother James “Jimmy” Payne and a sister Donna Parker.

Friends may call Friday, January 6, 2012 from 1-3 and 5-7 pm in the Bellville Snyder Funeral Home where the funeral service will be held Saturday at 2 pm. In keeping with Mary’s easy going personality, the family requests that those in attendance arrive in casual attire. Pastor Chris Thomas will officiate. Burial will follow in Zion Four Corners Cemetery near Butler.

As a reflection of Mary’s generosity, memorial contributions to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital may be made through the funeral home.

Private expressions of sympathy to the Wolfgang family may be made by