SUNBURY - Mary Shively, 81, of Sunbury, died Monday evening Feb. 24, 2014, at Country View Nursing Center, Sunbury.
She was born on July 21, 1932, in Owensboro, Ky. To the late Charles and Helen (Redle) Ballman. She was a 1950 graduate of Linden McKinley High School, member of the St. John Neumann Catholic Church, DAR, Council of Older Adults and Ohio Bluegrass Association.
Mary enjoyed needlepoint, listening to bluegrass, ceramics, gardening, canning and freezing her products form gardening, camping and spending time with her grandchildren
Survived by her children: Terry of Sunbury, Steven (Dawn) of Ocala, Fla., Catherine Hess of Hebron, David (Juli) of Lewis Center, Becky (Todd) Malone of Athens, Grandchildren: Amanda, Joshua, Adam, Blake, Chad, Landon, Austin, Wes, Shane, Corey, Gerrilyn, Madelyn, Takoda, Bridgett; great-grandchildren: Camron, Jase, Julia, Connor, Maxwell, Harper Jane; brother: Robert Ballman; sister: Doris (Frank) Laughlin of Kirkersville.
Preceded in death by her husband: Edward F. Shively; granddaughter: Megan Hess; brothers: Charles and Paul Ballman; sister: Rose Gladman.
Friends may call from 3-6 p.m. Sunday at the DeVore-Snyder, SR 3 at 61, Sunbury where prayer service will be held at 6 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be held Monday 9 a.m. at St. John Neumann Catholic Church with Fr. David Sizemore Celebrant. Interment will follow in the Trenton Cemetery.
Memorial contributions can be made to Mount Carmel Hospice or National SIDS Foundation.
Condolences may be expressed at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.