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The Life of Mary E Greathouse

MARY E. GREATHOUSE "Together Again" GIRARD – After a long illness, Mary E. Greathouse, 83, died peacefully at home surrounded by her family and friends on Nov. 15, 2016. The daughter of Albert and Roselyn (Kelley) Wecht, she was born in Beloit, Wis. on Oct. 18, 1933. Mary grew up in Girard with her mother Roselyn and stepfather Donald E. Stephenson. She was a 1951 graduate of Girard High School. She married Raymond W. Greathouse on Aug. 21, 1954. Her husband of 47 years preceded her in death on Feb. 26, 2001. Mary enjoyed many activities and loved animals. She was an active member of St. Rose Church. She loved her years of working with Cub Scouts and the Girard Head Start Program. Mary had a generous and loving nature. Her greatest joy was her family. She will also be remembered with great affection by the countless “kids” she welcomed and nurtured over the years and who referred to her as “Mom.” Mary exhibited a true Christian spirit and never turned away anyone in need. Mary is survived by her two children, Eugene R. Greathouse and Alice Thomas, both of Girard; a brother, Donald E. Stephenson Jr. (Nancy) of Girard; three grandchildren, Emiley Isenberg (fiancé Paul Korocas) of Charlotte, N.C., Sean Thomas (Michelle) of Austintown and Angel Greathouse of Girard; as well as a niece, Roselyn; and nephews Anthony and John. She was preceded in death by her parents; her sister, Donna; her brother, John; nephew Donald Stephenson III; her niece, Shawna; and daughter-in-law Joy Greathouse. A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 22, at 11 a.m. at the Blackstone Funeral Home in Girard. Calling hours will be held on Monday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Donations in Mary’s memory should be made to MVI Hospice Care of Youngstown or The Animal Welfare League of Trumbull County. Visit www.blackstonefuneralhome.com to view this obituary and to send any condolences to the family. -

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