Mary A Temple, age 75, of Defiance, entered the gardens of heaven on Saturday, February 13, 2021.
She was born on April 15, 1945 to Clarence and Edith (Beldon) Druhot in Defiance. Mary worked on the cookie line at Druhot Bakery and at JC Penney for 35 years retiring in 2020. On September 8, 1995 she married Wilfred David Temple.
Mary leaves behind her beloved husband David the best traveling companion on the road and loving partner for her journey in life. David and Mary traveled all over the United States and Alaska sightseeing, visiting children and grandchildren. Mary loved to work in her gardens, she enjoyed reading, scrap booking and cooking. Most of all she enjoyed the family get togethers to celebrate the holidays and birthdays. She had a smile that went a mile to share with everyone. She was such a kind, thoughtful and generous person.
Mary is survived by her loving husband, David; sons, David Brown, III of Waterloo, Indiana and Patrick Brown of Seattle, Washington; daughters, Elizabeth (Mike) Miller of Sherwood, Ohio and Danielle (Bill) Farrell of Juneau, Alaska. She also leaves behind her stepchildren; David (Stacie) Temple of Lawrenceburg, KY, Liz (Russ) Keel of Defiance, Deanna Frederick of Wauseon, and Jennifer (Matt) Pfeffer of Hamilton, OH, seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Mary will be dearly missed by her sisters, Lori (Tom) Frederick, Rita (Steve) Frederick, Berne (Alan) Heilshorn, Martha Schlosser all of Defiance, Ohio as well as a sister in law, Jane Druhot also of Defiance, Ohio.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her sister, Kathy Druhot, her brothers, David and Michael Druhot, and a sister-in-law, Connie Druhot.
Visitation will be held from 4:00 to 6:00 pm on Wednesday, February 17, 2021 at Schaffer Funeral Home in Defiance. A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10:00 am on Thursday, February 18, 2021 at St. Mary Catholic Church, with Fr. Randy Giesige officiating. Due to the pandemic, masks and social distancing are required for all services. Burial will follow the service at Riverside Cemetery.
Memorials are suggested to the St Mary Catholic Church.
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