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Mary Ann Duty

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Duty Mary Ann Duty, 82, of Columbus, Ohio, passed away on July 5, 2017 peacefully at home. Mary Ann was foremost a beloved mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. She was wife and sweetheart to the late James (Sheldon) Duty for 62 years filled with love, family and music. Mary Ann was a member of the Lockbourne Road Church of Christ, and a loving friend to all that knew her. Born October 31, 1934 she was preceded in death by parents Mabel and Henry Buhrts Sr., her children Barbara Daniels and Carlos Duty, brothers Robert, Henry Jr. and Charlie Burts, sisters Betty Darrow, Marilyn Mullins and Virginia Carter. Mary Ann leaves behind five children, Kay (Andy) Andersen, James Sheldon Jr. (Wilma), David and Mary Jane Duty, and Lisa Duty-Corne (Jason); grandchildren, Andy (Jenny), Fred (Annie) and Charlie (Kendra) Andersen, James Sheldon (Denise) Duty III, Melissa (Brian) Johnson, Jamie (Jamison) Jones, Randy Jr. and Stevie Daniels; many great grandchildren and one great-great granddaughter, Sadie; sisters, Margaret Cordell, Jeannie (Harold) Tyler; and dear cousin, Betty Salvito. We will miss her hugs, her laughter, and her singing; the sweetest soul we've ever known. Her children will miss her most of all. "Mom, we love you more." Friends may call at the O. R. WOODYARD CO. CHAPEL, 1346 S. High Street, Sunday, July 9, 2017 from 1-4 p.m., where the funeral service will be conducted Monday at 10 a.m. Brother Danny Abston officiating. Interment in Obetz Cemetery. The family would like to thank Mt. Carmel Hospice for their service and special thanks to Debbie, Donna and Sharon. Share with the family at www.orwoodyard.com

Published in The Columbus Dispatch from July 7 to July 8, 2017
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