Obituary

Mary Elizabeth Guckert


BELLEFONTAINE - Mary Elizabeth Guckert, 86, of Bellefontaine passed away Friday morning, September 22, 2017, at her home.

Mary was born in Logan County on July 19, 1931 to the late Charles A. and Edith (Shoots) Rice. She married Henry J. Guckert on March 25, 1951 in Bellefontaine and he preceded her in death on May 16, 2000. She was also preceded in death by brothers Ralph A. Rice, Glenn A. Rice and Paul I. Rice; and sisters Lois Anne Koengeter and Miriam Wilcox; and a son-in-law Lonnie Steward.

Mary worked at Westinghouse for a few years after she married Henry, then raised her family. She loved children, was a caretaker to many and didn't know a stranger. Mary spent time as a 4-H Leader, a music parent and was a member of the Women's Auxiliary of BLF&E. She was a member of the Lucky 13 card club and enjoyed bowling in her younger years. Mary was a member of Bellefontaine First Christian Church and was active in the Christian Women's Fellowship.

Mary is survived by her children: Tamara Guckert of Columbus, Pamela Steward of Tampa, Brian Guckert of Florida and Tim Guckert of Bellefontaine; 3 grandchildren: Lacie (Jason) Sinn, Jason (Katie) Steward and Karen Guckert; 9 great-grandchildren; four siblings: Ruth Caldwell of Urbana, Esther Allison of Northville, MI, John Rice of Cincinnati and Charles Robert Rice of Charleston, South Carolina; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

Rev. Bob Thornton will officiate the funeral service on Friday, September 29, 2017, at 2pm at the EICHHOLTZ DARING & SANFORD FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTER, Bellefontaine. Friends may call at the funeral home two hours prior to the funeral. Burial will be in Highland Memorial Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to First Christian Church, 215 E. Sandusky Ave. Bellefontaine, OH 43311, or Universal Home Health Hospice, 701 S. Main St. Bellefontaine, OH 43311.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.edsfh.com


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EICHHOLTZ FUNERAL HOME - BELLEFONTAINE
321 N MAIN ST
Bellefontaine, OH 43311
(937) 592-6781
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Published in Weekly Currents from Sept. 25 to Sept. 26, 2017
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