MIDDLEFIELD — Mary E. Schwendeman, age 90, of Middlefield, handed away peacefully Saturday night, Sept. 26, 2020, on the Lantern of Chagrin Valley Assisted Residing.
She was born in Cleveland, on Aug. 13, 1930, to the late Carroll and Elizabeth (nee Stewart) Wright.
She was the eldest of 4 daughters and was raised in Burton. Throughout her teen years, Mary nannied for varied households in Shaker Heights. After graduating from Berkshire Excessive Faculty, she labored as a secretary in Cleveland.
On Dec. 31, 1949, she married her finest buddy and the love of her life, Francis Schwendeman. Mary labored arduous, devoting her life to their 5 kids. Her many attributes included stitching, canning, singing, and plenty of extra.
Mary and Francis cherished to attend Saturday evening dances and it wasn’t unusual for her to polka across the kitchen together with her youngsters.
She cherished to be concerned within the PTA, being a Four-H chief, educating many to stitch and planning the annual household tenting journeys.
Mary was additionally a Sacristan and served on the Women’ Guild at St. Lucy’s in Middlefield. She labored the polls and have become a realtor later in life.
Mary might be deeply missed by her loving husband of 71-and-one-half years, Francis; kids, Linda (Phillip) Schwendeman-Smallwood, Helen Neill, Elaine Johnston, Diane King, John (Mary Priebe) Schwendeman; grandchildren, Christina (Curt) Canfield, Jennifer Hanna, Erin (Brent) Held, Rick Neill, Megan Inexperienced, Mike (Tara) Johnston, Rachel King, Amanda (Rob) Bohman; great-grandchildren, Matthew Canfield, Meredith Canfield, Allyson Held, Alivia Held, Sydney Held, Mariah Easterday, James Bohman, Isla Bohman; sisters, Nadine Buckholtz, Lora Lucht; and plenty of pals.
She is preceded in dying by her mother and father; sister, Irene Lorenzen; and son-in-law, Invoice Neill.
A Mass of Christian Burial might be held at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020, at St. Lucy’s Catholic Church, 16280 Kinsman Highway, Middlefield.
Household and pals might be obtained from Four-7 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020, at Finest Funeral Dwelling, 15809 Madison Highway, Middlefield.
Mary’s ultimate resting place might be in Middlefield Cemetery.
Preparations have been entrusted to Finest Funeral Dwelling, Middlefield, 440-632-0818. On-line condolences could also be despatched at www.bestfunerals.com.