The Star Beacon; Ashtabula, Ohio

November 1, 2012

Mary L. Anderson

Star Beacon

ASHTABULA — Mary Lee Anderson, age 67, of Lake Ave., was called home to the loving arms of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012, at the Cleveland Clinic.

She was born August 19, 1945, in Linesville, Pa. and was raised by her mother and father, Ruth (Johnston) Powell and Ray Powell.

Prior to her retirement, she worked 21 years for Molded Fiberglass and had also worked at Goodwill Industries as a supervisor. A member of Plymouth United Methodist Church, she was active at the church when she was able and also was a member of the CDRM. Mary loved her Lord and the scriptures and had an unsurpassed devotion to Elvis, being especially fond of his religious hymns, How Great Thou Art in particular. Her extensive collection of his music and memorabilia made you believe it when she told you she was his number one fan.

Her survivors include two children, Kandi (Ricky) Tackett of Ashtabula and Todd Anderson of Jefferson; six grandchildren, Randy, Mike, Anna, Ryan, Brittini and Isiah; numerous great-grandchildren; five sisters, Eleanor Curtiss and Connie Henigan, both of California, Barb Allegretti of Meadville, Pa., Peggy Santilli of Pennsylvania and Betty Hay of North Carolina; and dear friends, The Palo family of Andover, Virginia and Ron Carter and family of South Carolina and the Ken and Marylou Gifford family of Ashtabula.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Ramona Santillo; and her parents.

A Service will be held 1:30 p.m., Friday, Nov. 2nd, at Plymouth United Methodist Church, 970 Plymouth Road, Ashtabula. The Rev. Vernon Palo, Pastor of First United Methodist Church of Andover, will officiate. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memory Gardens, North Kingsville.

Calling Hours will be from 6 to 8 p.m., TODAY, Nov. 1st, at ZABACK-WILLIAMS-DUCRO FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION SERVICE, 500 W. Prospect Road, Ashtabula.

Contributions may be made to Plymouth United Methodist Church or a charity of choice.

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