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Mary Ann Boyce

Mary Ann L. Boyce, 68, of Upper Sandusky, died on Friday, Jan. 7, 2022, at Marion General Hospital.
On March 12, 1953, Mary Ann was born in Bloomville, the youngest of the late David Charles and Della Devere (Ruch) Homier. She had two sisters, Luella and Pauline. She was raised in New Washington, attended Buckeye Central Schools and graduated from Pioneer Joint Vocational School in the class of 1971.
Mary Ann was very proud of her horticulture background she acquired from Pioneer and Eldon Guinter, working part time at Norton’s greenhouse in Bucyrus. For the majority of her career, Mary Ann worked for the General Electric Company in Bucyrus, in many capacities, until her official retirement in 2018.
In 1986, Mary Ann was set up on a blind date with Michael Boyce and from there the rest is history. They were married on Oct.22, 1988, and cherished their 33 years of marriage together. Very faithful and prayerful, Mary Ann was a member of Our Lady of Consolation Catholic Church in Carey. Growing up, she was a member of St. Bernard’s Catholic Church in New Washington.
With a love for the outdoors, Mary Ann was always doing something to get her hands dirty. She was an avid gardener and talented floral designer, sharing flowers and plants with many friends. One of her proudest moments came when she won the “Best in Show Rose” with her “pristine” rose at the Wyandot County Fair flower show during their bicentennial celebration in 2003. She was a member of the Earth, Wind and Flowers Garden Club in Bucyrus.
When she wasn’t gardening, Mary Ann was out on the lake, casting a line or searching for deals at a flea market. She and Mike loved camping and boating, taking their camper and boat to all of the State parks in Ohio, with their favorite being Salt Fork State Park in Guernsey County. They also loved staying at their campsite on Lake Erie, where she was known as a “perch-aholic” with her fishing rod.
While she enjoyed traveling, Mary Ann loved to spend time at her and Mike’s home, on their seven acre wooded lot with all of their animals. She always kept the bird feeders full, so she and her cats could watch them from the house. There were a couple friends though, who could always get her out for an adventure, her partners-in-crime, June Gebhardt and Edi Vanderpool.
Mary Ann was a devoted wife, best friend and an amazing aunt, a giving woman, who was filled with chutzpah. Those that knew her will cherish their memories and her laugh, you could hear it from a mile away.
Her family will greet friends from 4-7 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 12, at Stombaugh-Batton Funeral Home, Carey. A mass of resurrection will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 13, at Our Lady of Consolation, Carey, with the Rev. Tom Merrill, OFM Conv., officiating. A meal in her honor will follow at the OLC Shrine Cafeteria. All are welcome.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project or a charity of the donor’s choosing and they may be sent to the funeral home.
Condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting www.stombaughbatton.com.

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