Mary E. Tennent, 89, of Wooster, Ohio, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, July 2, 2014 at Burbank Parke Care Center.
Mary was born Jan. 5, 1925, in Lancaster, Ohio, to Andrew and Ethel M. (Swartz) Talbert and was a 1943 graduate of Wooster High School. She was a homemaker and then in 1973 she began working at Ohio Power Co. from where she retired after 16 years of service.
In her retirement she was an accomplished photographer of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren who brought great joy to her life. She lived most of her life in the Wooster and Orrville areas and for 13 years she made her home with her daughter and son-in-law, Lynne and Steve, and for three years with her son and daughter-in-law Mark and Vickie.
She was a member of Berlin Heights Baptist Church.
Surviving are her three children and their spouses, Lynne and Steve Young, of Berlin Heights, Alan and Barbara Tennent ,of Jeromesville, Ohio, and Mark and Vickie Tennent, of Wooster; grandchildren, Shawn (Alan) Scroggins, of Huron, Matthew (Erica) Young, of Greensboro, N.C., Stacy (Axel) Scheibert, of Wooster, and Andy Tennent, of Wooster; great-grandchildren, Chad Tennent, ZimaMarie and Rain Scheibert, Samantha, April and Brooke Tennent, Paige, Morgan and Ethan Young and Casey, Christian, Cody and Kallie Scroggins; grandchildren she adopted, Justin Wheeland, Monica Lee and Mark Wheeland; and nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Rena Stuart, Norma Starr and Martha Freligh; and brothers, Wayne, Harry and Robert Talbert.
Services will be at 11:00 a.m. Monday, June 7, at Murray Funeral Home in Creston, Ohio. Pastor Dan Wingate will officiate. Burial will follow in Sherwood Memorial Gardens. Friends may call 2-4 p.m. Sunday, July 6, at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Wayne County Humane Society, 1161 Mechanicsburg Road, Wooster, OH 44691.
Tributes may be shared at Murray-Funeral-Home.com.