JEFFERSON — Mary Elizabeth Bisbee, age 89,, formerly of North Kingsville, passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 14, 2013, at Jefferson Health Care Center.
She was born Oct. 13, 1923, in Geneva, Ohio, the daughter of the late Cletus and Zeliah (Helms) Klingler, and had been a lifelong area resident. Mary graduated from Geneva High School. She married the love of her life, Edson Bisbee on Dec. 15, 1946.
Mary worked for many years at the former Astatic Corporation.
Mrs. Bisbee was a member of North Kingsville Presbyterian Church, where she served for many years as a church Elder and Deacon. In her later years, she attended the First United Methodist Church in Andover with her son.
Mary loved her cats, and also enjoyed walking at the Mall. She enjoyed doing crafts and ceramics and often entered her pieces in the shows at the Ashtabula County Fair.
She is survived by her children, Edson (Christine) Bisbee Jr. and Ronald (JoAnn) Bisbee, both of Andover; grandchildren, Troy (Renee) Bisbee, Brenda (Michael) Kardohely, Jeremy (Mindy) Bisbee and Michael (Nikki) Bisbee; eight great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren; sister, Pearl Ann Schaubert Firestone of Jefferson; and former daughter-in-law, Barbara Bisbee.
Mrs. Bisbee was preceded in death by her loving husband of 44 years, Edson Bisbee Sr. in 1990; two sisters, Dorothy Sessler and Marguerite Klingler; and her parents.
A Graveside Service will be held 11 a.m., Saturday, March 16th, at Greenlawn Memory Gardens Mausoleum, E. Center St., North Kingsville, with the Rev. Vernon Palo officiating. Burial will follow.
Friends may call at the cemetery on Saturday from 10 a.m. until the time of Service.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in her name may be made to the North Kingsville Presbyterian Church, 6546 Church St., Kingsville, Ohio 44048 or to Jefferson Health Care Center, Activities Dept., 222 East Beech St., Jefferson, Ohio 44047. Envelopes will be available at the service. Arrangements entrusted to THOMPSON-SMITH-NESBITT FUNERAL HOME, 345 Main St., Conneaut.
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