Mary M. Jolly, 85, of Wapakoneta, died at 2:56 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013, at Lima Memorial Health Care System.
She was born Feb. 3, 1928, in Wapakoneta, the daughter of the late Effie Elizabeth (Krause) and Cloyd Fleming. On Nov. 23, 1945, she married Allen Trenton Jolly, who died Feb. 6, 2002.
Surviving are three sons, Vincent Lee (Joan) Jolly, of Wapakoneta, Gregory Allen Jolly, of Wapakoneta, and John Thomas (Susan Flarida) Jolly, of Wapakoneta; a daughter, JoAnn Keneipp, of Wapakoneta; 12 grandchildren, Vincent (Heather) Jolly, Penny (Jeff) Musser, Heidi (A.J.) Lisi, Stacey (Darin) Applegate, Laura (Travis) Huston, Christopher Keneipp, Greg (Pam) Jolly Jr., Natasha (Christa) Jolly, Kenny (Hope) Jolly, Ryan (Stephanie) Jolly, Josh (Kim) Jolly, and Shawn (Magee) Jolly; 20 great-grandchildren; and a special long time neighbor and friend, Irma Burden, of Wapakoneta.
She was preceded in death by a son, Timothy Jolly; a son-in-law, Charles “Butch” Keneipp; four brothers, Larry Fleming, Lee Fleming, Grant Fleming, and Joe Fleming; three sisters, Beulah Hilf, Maxine Lutterbein, and Betty Gaberdiel; and two step-sisters, Rose Hardin and Ann Myers.
Mrs. Jolly was a homemaker and co-owner of Jolly’s Sewing Center. She is a long-standing member of St. Matthew Lutheran Church, and a past Sunday School teacher, belonged to the V.F.W. Post 8445 Auxiliary, the Wapakoneta Women’s Club, and the Soroptomist Club, where she was a past president. She was crafty, a great seamstress, and a giving lady who would do anything to help others.
Funeral services will begin at 11 a.m. Monday at St. Matthew Lutheran Church, with the Rev. James C. Couser officiating. Burial will follow at St. Matthew Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday at Bayliff & Son Funeral Home in Cridersville and 10 to 11 a.m. Monday at the church.
Memorial contributions may be given to St. Matthew Lutheran Church.
Condolences may be shared at BayliffAndSon.com.
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