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Mary Jean Gossard

MARION: Mary Jean Gossard, age 87, of Marion passed away on Thursday, July 4, 2013, at 4:30 a.m. in the Kingston Residence of Marion.

She was born in Lima, Ohio on February 25, 1926 to Carl S. and Audrey (Page) Evans Sr. On June 8th, 1945 in Lima she married Robert Dean Gossard and he preceded her in death on January 9, 2004 in Delaware, Ohio.

Mary was a member of the Epworth United Methodist Church, the Evelyn Kendall Circle of the church, past Vice President of Church Women United, past Secretary of Lima District United Methodist Women, Lydia Chapter OES 83, Nu Phi Mu Sorority, and the National Forensic League. She was employed as an Ophthalmic Assistant for the Smith Clinic for 14 years. She had been a Marion resident for 57 years moving here from Lima, Oh.

Surviving are a son, Rev. David R. (Cindy) Gossard of Grove City, Ohio; and two grandsonss Matthew David Gossard of Los Angeles, California and Timothy Michael Gossard of Columbus, Ohio. Mary was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Robert; a son; John R. Gossard, a sister, Ruth K. Evans, and two brothers, Kenneth J. Evans and Carl S. Evans Jr.

A graveside service will be held on Tuesday, July 9, 2013, at 2:00 p.m. in the Fairmont Cemetery near Uniopolis, Ohio. No calling hours will be observed.

Contributions in Mary's name may be made to the Quality of Life Hospice Program at Marion General Hospital. Condolences to the family may be sent

Published in the Marion Star on July 6, 2013
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