Mary A. Moll, 82, formerly of Bucyrus, died at 6:25 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8, 2013, at Birchaven Village, Findlay.
She was born Sept. 10, 1930, in Salem Township, daughter of the late Maurice and Beatrice (Myers) Gaster. Mary married William Yingling May 10, 1950, and they divorced. She then married Roger Lee Moll in 1973 and he died July 17, 2004.
She is survived by two sons, Stephen (Nita) Yingling of Baroda, Mich., and Daniel (Paula) Yingling of DeWitt, Mich.; three daughters, Cheryl (Ken) Bakies of Findlay, Sandra (Jon) Kerr of Mesa, Ariz., and Karen (Steve) Phillips of Carey; one stepson, Ray Moll of Edmonton, Okla.; 17 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren with one on the way; and one brother, Floyd Gaster of Nevada, Ohio.
Mary was a 1948 graduate of Carey High School. Her work ethic was evident throughout her life. She began work as a waitress while in high school and later worked as a secretary. She began working for the Ford Motor Company in 1961, making spark plugs. She retired in July 1996 from Allied Signal, Fostoria, as an inspector.
Having had a near death experience as a child, her faith was exceptionally strong and it was nurtured by the Basilica of Our Lady of Consolation Church, Carey.
She was a member of T.O.P.S., Bucyrus, UAW Local No. 533, Fostoria, former member of Carey Garden Club, Rosary Altar Society and Carey Philharmonic.
Mary enjoyed all kinds of music and was trained in classical and opera genres. Her dream was to become an opera singer. Her beautiful soprano voice was enjoyed by many as she sang for weddings, on the local radio, and as a member of the Carey Philharmonic. Her children were always very proud when she sang her solos. She also enjoyed gardening, canning, sewing, flower arranging, cooking and bowling.
Family was everything to Mary. She loved spending time with family, whether it be a holiday gathering or a short visit from a grandchild.
Some of the biggest lessons she taught her children were working together, helping each other, responsibility and sharing. One of her favorite sayings was "never say never" because you never know what trials you will encounter in your life.
Visitation will be 2-8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22, 2013, at Stombaugh-Batton Funeral Home, Carey. A scripture service will be at 7:30 p.m.
Her Mass of Christian burial will be 11 a.m. Saturday at the Basilica of Our Lady of Consolation, Carey, with ther Rev. John Stowe OFM Conv. officiating. Burial will follow at St. Mary's Cemetery, Carey.
Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer's Society or O.L.C. School in care of Stombaugh-Batton Funeral Home, 225 W. Findlay St., Carey, OH 43316-1169.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.StombaughBatton.com.