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ROOT (Fox), Mary Margaret Age 86 of Kettering, OH passed away on December 23, 2018. The youngest of eight children, her parents were Nell and John Fox of Marion, OH. She is survived by husband John S. Root; daughters, Rebecca (Tim) Sullivan of Clarence, NY, and Lynell (Lyn) Root of Atlanta, GA; adored grandchildren, Maggie (Frank) Weschler of Chicago, IL, Samuel and Nicholas Sullivan of Clarence, NY; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. She was preceded in death by sisters Margie Marie Davis, Audrey Davis, Juanita Cisar, and Iona Jean Burnette; and by brothers William Burnette, Junior Burnette, and Loren K. Davis. She graduated from Ohio State University in 1958, substitute taught elementary school, and retired from WPAFB as a financial manager for the Air Force in 1994. She was a member of Fairmont Presbyterian Church since 1964, taught Sunday School, served as a Deacon, and enjoyed leading bible study groups. She was a member of OSU Alumnae Club, and a member of Kettering Sister Cities. John and Mary traveled extensively, toured Europe, preferred cruises, and visited the Holy Land several times. Mary sang gospel on the radio at the young age of ten and was a talented oil portrait artist and doll clothes seamstress. She was a perennial student, wrote short stories, and genealogies. Memorial plans will be announced at a later date. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.routsong.com.
Published in Dayton Daily News on Jan. 13, 2019
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