Mary M. Willford

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Mary M. Willford, age 87, resident of Shelby died Friday, December 21, 2012 in Elmcroft of Ontario.

Born July 25, 1925 in Akron to Marshall and Freda (Jackson) Roberts, she had been a Shelby resident since 1939. A homemaker, Mary enjoyed sewing, crafts and baking.

Survivors include one daughter, Phyllis Willford Paramore of Crestline; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; three sisters, Evelyn Wilson, Ginny (Jim) Reed all of Ontario and Freda Ann (Lee) Fenner of Mansfield; five sisters-in-law, Marian Roberts of Monroeville, Dorothy (Bob) Ward of Shelby, Eldora Willford, Doris Enderby and Mary Forquer all of Plymouth; nieces, nephews and other relatives.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 66 years, Melvin Willford, in 2011; one daughter, Anita Giller; and three brothers, James, Robert and George Roberts.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM Wednesday, December 26, 2012 from the Barkdull Funeral Home in Shelby. Reverend John Wanamaker will officiate with interment in Oakland Cemetery. Calling hours will not be observed. Memorial expressions may be made to MedCentral Hospice.

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