Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Mary Evelyn Strauss (April 22, 2013)

Mary Evelyn Strauss age 96, of Versailles, Ohio passed away on Monday morning, April 22, 2013 at Florida Hospital in Zephyrhills, Florida. Mary was born February 28, 1917 in Versailles, Ohio to the late Herman L. & Mary E. (Baltes) Pepiot.

Mary is survived by her daughters & sons-in-law, Yvonne & Thomas Hart of Waynesville, North Carolina and Carolyn & Orville Stachler of Lakeview, Ohio; step son & step daughter-in-law, Jim & Kathy Strauss of Flushing, Michigan; step daughter & step son-in-law, Janet & Vern Lindsey of Monroe, Michigan; grandchildren, Denise & Steve Stephenson of Charlotte, North Carolina, Yvette Hart of Waynesville, North Carolina, Eric Stachler of Versailles, Ohio, Rob & Nancy Stachler of Lakeview, Ohio, Michael & Beth Stachler of Bellefontaine, Ohio, Michelle Kearns of Rocky River, Ohio and Krista & Shane Rodgers of Rocky River, Ohio; 3 step grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, 2 step great-grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild; brother, John Pepiot of Versailles, Ohio; sister & brother-in-law, Wanda & Richard Keiser of Michigan; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Mary is also preceded in death by her 1st husband, Adrian J. Monnin on November 25, 1976 whom she married June 14, 1938; 2nd husband, Elmer A. Pleiman on January 10, 1989 whom she married November 23, 1979; 3rd husband, Ray Strauss on October 24, 2009 whom she married September 4, 1993; brothers, Earl & Bob Pepiot; and sister, Roberta James.

Mary graduated from Versailles High School in 1935 and attended Fredericks Academy in Springfield. Mary worked at Rike’s Department Store in Dayton for 27 years. She was a member of St. Denis Catholic Church in Versailles and the Daughter’s of Isabella. Mary enjoyed watching the Cincinnati Reds Baseball Team, traveling, quilting and spending her winters in Florida.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Saturday, April 27, 2013 at St. Denis Catholic Church in Versailles with Rev. Fr. David Vincent celebrant. Burial will follow in St. Valbert Cemetery in Versailles. The family will receive friends on Friday from 5:00 to 8:00 P.M. and Saturday morning from 8:30 to 9:30 A.M. at Bailey Zechar Funeral Home in Versailles. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Denis Catholic Church or State of the Heart Hospice. Condolences for the family may be expressed through