Mary K. Spry
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SALISBURY - Mary Ruth Kepley Spry, 88, of Salisbury, passed away Wednesday, June 25, 2014, at the Lutheran Home at Trinity Oaks.
Mary Ruth was born on July 18, 1925, daughter of the late Walter Robert Kepley and Mazie Lee Simpson Kepley. She graduated from Boyden High School in 1942 and married Granville H. Spry Jr. on June 22, 1946. After almost 50 years of marriage, G.H. passed away in 1995.
After her marriage she started working at Stanback, and in 1952 she left to start a family. She returned to work in 1963 at Cooleemee Mill and worked there until the mill closed. She then worked for Piedmont Chemical (better known now as National Starch) and was there until she retired in 1990.
She was a lifelong member of Coburn Memorial United Methodist Church, was a member of United Methodist Women, was active in the choir for many years, and was a charter member of the Homemaker's Sunday School Class.
She was a member of the Quilters Guild of Salisbury, an avid bridge player and a great cook. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She was also a soon-to-be great-grandmother.
She is survived by son Granville H. Spry III of Apex; daughter Mary Beth Spry Maynard and husband Jim of Columbus, Ohio; grandson Alan J. Maynard and wife Emma of Harrisonburg, Va.; granddaughter Catherine L. Maynard and husband Mike of Columbus, Ohio; brother and sister-in-law Jack and Grace Kepley of Salisbury; sister-in-law Cornelia Kepley, Lewisville; special friend Leonard Casner of Salisbury; nieces, nephews, friends; and three special grandpuppies, Baxter, Oswego and Max.
Visitation: 6-8 p.m. Friday, June 27 at Coburn Memorial United Methodist Church, 901 S. Church St., Salisbury, NC 28144.
Service: 1 p.m. Saturday, June 28 at Coburn Memorial United Methodist Church with Rev. Anna Mandelstamm officiating. Mary Ruth will lie in state 30 minutes prior to the service.
Memorials: In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Boy Scout Troop 448, 900 S. Main St., Salisbury, NC 28144.
Lyerly Funeral Home is serving the Spry family. Online condolences may be made at www.lyerlyfuneralhome.com
Lyerly Funeral Home
515 S. Main St. Salisbury, NC 28144
Published in Salisbury Post on June 27, 2014