Mary Elizabeth Lane, 95, of Ansonia, Ohio, passed away on Sunday, January 10, 2020, at the Brethren Retirement Community.
She was born on March 21, 1925, in Liberty, Indiana, to the late John and Ruth (Shinn) Shell.
In addition to her parents, Mary was preceded in death by her husbands, John Henning, Wilbur Baker, and Hubert Lane; her son Ralph Henning, her daughter, Mary Rismiller; her sisters, Ruby Holland, Sharon Shell, and Betty Wagoner; and her brother, Emerson Shell.
Mary was blessed with a long and fruitful life. She devoted her life to raising and teaching her children and grandchildren. When she was younger, she wouldn’t drive, but would always take the time to walk her children to visit the park, shops, or family. She took the time to teach them how to take care of themselves. She taught them how to cook, can and raise a garden. She loved to sew and there weren’t that many things she couldn’t iron. As a teenager, she enjoyed being involved with 4-H and being an advisor. Mary was loving yet stern, caring yet demanding, and soft yet hard as nails. She left her mark on the world and her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren will carry on her legacy.
Mary is survived by her children, Martha (Tom Diesel) Everman of Ansonia, Bertha (Tom Collins) Archey of Ansonia, Leonard (Robin) Baker of Greenville, Ohio, and Wilma Flack of Ansonia; her daughter-in-law, Sandra Henning of Versailles, Ohio; her son-in-law, John Rismiller of Ansonia; her 15 grandchildren and numerous great and great-great grandchildren. Mary also leaves behind her siblings, Jack Shell, George Shell, Charles (Lucille) Shell, Chester (Stella) Shell, Rosalie Thiebeau, and Nancy York, all of Greenville.
A Celebration of Mary’s life will be held at 1:00 PM on Thursday, January 14, 2021, at Tribute Funeral Homes, Greenville Campus, with Pastor Steve Short officiating. Burial will follow in St. John’s Lutheran Cemetery in Greenville.
Mary’s family will be receiving guests on Thursday, from 11:00 AM until the time of her service at 1:00 PM at the funeral home.
Mary’s family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to Tribute Funeral Homes to help offset her final expenses.
Online condolences and hugs-from-home may be shared with Mary’s family by visiting www.tributefuneralhomes.com.