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Mary Orians

Mary Theresa Orians, 94, of Carey, died at 4:40 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2020, at OhioHealth Marion General Hospital in Marion with family by her side.
Born on Oct. 29, 1926, in Upper Sandusky, she was the daughter of the late Isidore M. and Margaret M. (Thiel) Boes. She married Gilbert J. Orians on Nov. 4, 1950, at St. Peter’s Catholic Church. Gilbert preceded her in death on March 22, 2012.
Surviving are five children, Nancy (Terry) Ward of Graham, N.C., Kathy (Jim) Waxler of Findlay, Frank (Kay) Orians of Upper Sandusky, Dean (Kathy) Orians and Lee (Barb) Orians, both of Carey; 13 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by three sisters-in-law, Jean Boes, Marilyn Jean Orians and Erlene Orians, both of Carey; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by two sisters. Dorothy Sanders and Berneda Koepfer; and five brothers, Clarence, Joseph, Bob, Don and Jim Boes.
Mary graduated from Upper Sandusky High School in 1944. She was a homemaker and loved helping Gilbert on the family farm, especially driving the tractors. In 1962 she went to work at the Wyandot County auditor’s office for six years. She then moved to a different office in the courthouse. She spent the next 19 years working in the Wyandot County Extension office retiring in 1987.
A devout Catholic, She was a member of the Basilica of Our Lady of Consolation in Carey and the former Salem St. Joseph Catholic Church in Salem Township, as well as the Rosary Altar Society and Catholic Ladies of Columbia. She was a charter member of the Beta Chapter of Tri-Sigma sorority, honorary member of the Wyandot County 4-H and member of the Wyandot County Farm Bureau.
Mary was not one to sit still. She enjoyed keeping her hands and mind busy by crocheting, baking, making homemade noodles and reading books from the Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped of Cleveland. She loved playing cards, especially euchre. She always looked forward to the Wyandot County Fair.
Mary loved spending time with her family, whether it be family gatherings or kids stopping by to share the day’s events.
A private family mass will be held at the Basilica of Our Lady of Consolation in Carey, with the Rev. Tom Merrill, OFM Conv., officiating. Burial will follow at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Salem Township near Upper Sandusky.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Wyandot County 4-H Endowment Fund or Wyandot County Fair Board and sent to Stombaugh-Batton Funeral Home, 225 W. Findlay Street, Carey, OH 43316.
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