DANVILLE — Mary J. Faith (Reese), 71, of Danville, passed away after a brief illness Wednesday morning, Nov. 1, 2017, at Saint Ann’s Hospital in Westerville surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Martins Ferry to the late John and Evelyn (Kelly) Crumbaker.
While in high school, Mary earned the Miss Betty Crocker Award for the Central Ohio District. After high school, Mary passed her realtor’s exam and was a Realtor for the former Don Watson Reality in Mount Vernon. She also was a waitress for several area restaurants and worked for Patton Products in Danville. She volunteered answering the phones at the Knox County Democratic Head Quarters. Mary was an avid reader and shopper, priding herself with being an Amazon Prime Member. But the greatest enjoyment for Mary was spending time with her family.
Mary is survived by her children, Michael Anthony (LeShawn) Small of Mount Vernon and Jacqueline (Eric) Rutherford of Mount Vernon; grandchildren, Tom, Sienna and Desi; step grandchildren, Kimberly and Karra; great grandchildren, Bentley, Kaiden, Aurelia and Avaleigh; brothers, Martin (Janet) Crumbaker of Danville and Tracy (Theresa) Crumbaker of Mount Vernon; her companion of over 20 years, Tom Reese of Danville and his daughters, Kim Reese Miller of Mansfield and Kathy (Kevin) Byers of Danville; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, Mary was preceded in death by a daughter, Mona Jean Small; brothers, Marvin, Richard and Phillip; and sisters, Emma and Beverley.
The family will receive friends from 4-8 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 8, at the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home, 619 East High St., Mount Vernon, where a funeral service celebrating the life of Mary will be held on Thursday, Nov. 9, at 2 p.m., with Pastor L.J. Harry officiating. Mary will be laid to rest beside her daughter, Mona Jean in Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Mount Carmel College of Nursing, 127 South Davis Ave., Columbus, OH 43222.
Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family by visiting, www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
The Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Mary J. Faith (Reese).