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Mary Risner

Mary Louise Risner passed away peacefully on her 94th birthday, Oct. 8, 2021, at Wyandot County Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Upper Sandusky, with her family by her side.
One of nine children, Mary was born on Oct. 8, 1927, in Carey, to the late John and Lenora (Ruffing) Kessler.
Her working career began at Porcelain Products in Carey. She put in seven years until marrying Milo Risner on Dec. 13, 1952. After raising her two sons, she reentered the working world as a nurse’s aide at the St. Francis Home and later the Daughters of America Home both in Tiffin. Mary later began doing what she loved most, home interior restoration. She took great pride in wallpapering, painting and especially refinishing woodwork in many homes around Tiffin.
Mary was a woman of faith. She was a long time member of All Saints Parish (formerly St. Boniface) in New Riegel, and after moving to Tiffin in 1975, she was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Tiffin. After relocating back to Carey in 2020, she again attended Our Lady of Consolation in Carey with her Carey family, where her faith was nurtured as a child.
Surviving are her two sons, Jim (Vickie Aldrich) Risner of Clyde and Kim (Peggy) Risner of Carey. She was an awesome grandma and dearly loved her five grandchildren, Regina Risner, Jeremy (Christine) Risner, Jonathan Risner, Brady (Shiva) Risner and Jacquelyn (James) Kissel; and three great-granddaughters, Lily and Yara Risner and Riley Kissel.
Preceding her in death were her husband, Milo, on Dec. 16, 1977, and eight brothers and sisters.
A mass of Christian burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 14, at the Basilica of Our Lady of Consolation in Carey, with the Rev. Tom Merrill, OFM Conv., officiating. Burial will follow at Seneca Memory Gardens near Tiffin.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital and sent to Stombaugh-Batton Funeral Home, 225 W. Findlay Street, Carey, OH 43316.
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