Mary Margaret Stoner
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73, of Massillon, passed away early Thursday morning, July 18, 2013. Born Oct. 31, 1939, in Ashland, Ohio, a daughter to the late Ivan and Fannie (Witmer) Stone, Mary graduated from Ashland High School with the Class of 1957. She completed her Associate Arts degree at The Ohio State University where she met her future husband, Dan Stoner. They relocated to Massillon in 1960, and worked together in the family firm, the former Stoner Insurance, Inc. Later Mary worked as a bookkeeper and secretary with several area insurance agencies and most recently, in her semi-retirement, with the A.A. Hammersmith Agency in Massillon. She was a member of Epworth United Methodist Church in Massillon and enjoyed the company of her friends at the Massillon Elks Club. Mary loved every minute she spent with her family, especially her grandchildren, and visits with her sisters in Florida.
Preceded in death by her parents; and husband, Daniel B.W. Stoner. Mary is survived by her daughter, Katherine J. (Edward) Rypinski and her grandchildren, Brianna and Evan Rypinski, all of Wickliffe, Ohio; sisters, Nancy (John) Barnes of Ashland, OH, Louise Eliot, of Naples, Fla., Ellie (Ed) Korner, of Dunnellon, Fla. and Marj (Bill) Hetzel, of Semora, N.C.; and her brothers, Dan (Jill) and Bob (Sharon) Stone, all of Ashland.
A memorial service will be conducted at 12 p.m. Monday, July 22, 2013, at Epworth United Methodist Church. The family will receive guests at the church preceding the service, from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. To share a memory and sign the on-line guestbook, please visit
Published in The Repository on July 20, 2013