Mary Lee Lawther-Rumburg

Mary Lee "Maralee" Lawther-Rumburg, 86, of Minerva, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013, at Union Hospital, Dover.

Maralee was born in Sandusky, on Jan. 14, 1927, a daughter of the late Donna B. (Grady) and Robert H. Meyer. She was a graduate of Kent Roosevelt High School and attended Kent State University for two years.

Maralee was a member of the Minerva United Methodist Church, Bridge Club, and Sans Souci. She retired in 1994 from the Minerva Public Library where she had been a library assistant for 13 years.

Mary is survived by a daughter, Shelly L. (Tim) Walter of Dover; two sons, Larry S. (Lee) Lawther of Houma, La., and Gregory B. Lawther, of Frankfort, Ky.; grandchildren Shonna Fracchione of Uhrichsville, Marisa Hopkins of Bolivar, and Daniel Holdsworth of Canton; and great-grandchildren Jersi and Gionna Fracchione, and Grant Hopkins.

She is preceded in death by her first husband, Donald B. Lawther, who died in 1983, and also by her second husband, W. Lacy Rumburg, who died in 1998; and a sister, Bettye George.

A memorial service was held in the Minerva United Methodist Church on Feb. 23, with the Rev. Allen Hill officiating. Burial was in Beechwood Cemetery, Alliance. Bartley Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Minerva Public Library, 677 Lynnwood Dr., Minerva, OH 44657, or Minerva United Methodist Church, 204 N. Main St., Minerva, OH 44657, or American Cancer Society, Northeast Region, 525 N. Broad St., Canfield, OH 44406.

Friends may express condolences at the Bartley website, www.bartleyfuneralhome.com.

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