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Mary M (Comadoll) Retcher

June 8, 1932 ~ July 29, 2020 (age 88)


Mary Marlene Retcher, age 88 of Defiance, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, July 29, 2020 at The Laurels of Defiance.  
She was born on June 8, 1932 in Napoleon, Ohio to the late James and Caroline (Moon) Comadoll.  James was a WWI Veteran. Mary was a graduate of Napoleon High School  in 1949. On August 19, 1950 she married  Wayne Retcher, who preceded her in death on December 19, 1998. Wayne was a WWII  Veteran. 

Mary and Wayne briefly lived in Napoleon before making Defiance their home. She worked at Hobby Den, Hallmark, and she was a greeter at Meijer. Mary loved spending time with her family, camping trips, and her dogs. She was loved by so many and will be missed by her family and many good friends. 
Mary is survived by her three sons, Ron (Tina) Retcher, Rick (Susan) Retcher, and Randy (Ginny) Retcher, all  of Defiance. She also leaves behind her grandchildren, Alyssa (Chad) Borton of Napoleon, Jason (Anna) Retcher of Ft. Wayne, IN, and Jenna Retcher of Defiance, and great-grandchildren, Andrew Warncke, Taylor and Camdyn Borton, and Charlotte Retcher.  
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Moe and Shorty Comadoll.
Visitation will be held from 3:00 to 7:00 pm on Sunday, August 2, 2020 at Schaffer Funeral Home in Defiance. Private graveside services will  take place at a later date at Ayersville Cemetery, with Pastor Perry Porter officiating. By the order from the Governor, a mask and social distancing are required to enter the funeral home.
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August 2, 2020

3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Schaffer Funeral Home
529 Jefferson Ave
Defiance, Ohio 43512


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