MOUNT VERNON — Mary L. Vance, 76, of Mount Vernon, passed Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018, at Knox Community Hospital surrounded by her loving family. She was born Jan. 10, 1942, in Mount Vernon, to the late Martha (Stoutenburg) Strait.

Mary went to St. Vincent Catholic High School before attending Mount Vernon Business School. Mary was a homemaker and enjoyed the finer things in life. Her most precious moments were spending time with her family.

She is survived by her children, Samuel (Bunny) Vance, Lisa (Greg) Carpenter; two grandchildren, Kerra (Michael) Hines and Jillian Vance; two great-grandchildren, Delaney and Kale Carpenter; brothers, Harry Shanyfelt, Michael (Mary Ann) Shanyfelt; sisters, Helen (Brice) Twigg, Teresa (Dave) Eberhardt; and several nieces and nephews.

Along with her mother, Mary is preceded in death by her husband, Samuel W. Vance; and her brother, Raymond Shanyfelt.

A graveside service will be held Friday, Dec. 14, 2018, at 3 p.m. at Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to American Diabetes Association, 471 East Broad Street Suite 1630, Columbus, OH 43215.

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The Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home of Mount Vernon is honored to serve the family of Mary L. Vance.


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