Mary Agnes Emrich, 89, formerly of London, died Monday, June 3, 2013, in the Georgetown Ohio Veterans Home.
Born Aug. 23, 1923 in Midway, Ohio, she was a daughter of Cary and Stacy (Tinney) Tope.
Mary had been Treasurer for the Madison County Board of Education for 35 years, after having taught at the former South Solon School.
A member of the Midway Presbyterian Church, where she had served on Session and been a Sunday School teacher. She also belonged to OES No. 386, London and the Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society. She also started the Madison County Math Competition, was a former Girl Scout leader and a former member of the DAR.
Mary proudly served her country as a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and Korea, finally resigning her Captain's commission after Korea.
Survivors include her children, Karen (Jim) Evans of Columbus, Paula (Ronnie) Mancini of Las Vegas, Nevada, John (Lisa) Emrich of London, Kim (Todd) Hunkins of Columbus and Chris (Lisa) Emrich of London; grandchildren, Jeff, Susan, Gina, Christy, Jasmine and Jeziah; numerous great-grandchildren; sisters, Claribel Warner of London and Nell Capretta of Rochester, New York; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Arthur Emrich in 1999; sister, Nyda McCauslin; and brother John Tope.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, June 7, 2013, in the EBERLE-FISHER FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY, 103 N. Main St., London. Reverend Randy Terry will be officiating. Interment will follow in Range Township Cemetery, Sedalia. Friends may call at the funeral home from 4-7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 6, where Eastern Star services will be held at 7:15 p.m.
If they wish, friends may make memorial contributions to the Georgetown Ohio Veterans Home, 2003 Veterans Blvd., Georgetown, OH 45121.
Online condolences for the family may be sent to www.eberlefisherfuneralhome.com.
Eberle-Fisher Funeral Home
103 North Main Street London, OH 43140
Published in The Madison Press from June 4 to June 6, 2013