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Mary A. (Swihart) Ekleberry

September 11, 1929 ~ June 9, 2022 (age 92)


Mary  A. Ekleberry, age 92, of Upper Sandusky, went peacefully into the arms of her Lord and Savior on June 9, 2022 at the Wyandot County Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Upper Sandusky, Ohio.

She was born in Upper Sandusky on September 11, 1929 to the late Elton E. and Susan C. Swihart.  She married Fred Ekleberry on April 26, 1947 in Kentucky.

Mary is survived by two sons Michael (Jayne) Ekleberry of Canton OH, and Scott A. (Liezl) Ekleberry of Upper Sandusky, two grandchildren Sean M. Ekleberry of Canton, OH, and Anna E Ekleberry of Upper Sandusky, OH, one great-grandchild, Kaylee R. Ekleberry of Upper Sandusky, OH, and one brother Larry L. (Roxy) Swihart, Upper Sandusky, OH.

Mary was preceded in death by her husband of 66 years, Fred, in 2013, three brothers Marvin, Eugene (Emily), and Melford (Susan), all of Upper Sandusky, and one grandson, Ian D. Ekleberry of Upper Sandusky, OH.

Mary was a graduate of Upper Sandusky High School in 1947 and was a faithful member of Trinity Evangelical UMC in Upper Sandusky, OH.  She was a member of Wyandot Tracers and Wyandot Pioneer Families.  She was an employee of Timken Company in Bucyrus for 34 years, retiring in 1989.  Mary loved to golf and played in a women’s league through her 89th birthday.

She loved to feed and watch the birds in her backyard, especially the cardinals and yellow finches.  She looked forward to going out to lunch or dinner with her family.  Her cat “Mittens” was her constant companion over the last five years.

Services will be Thursday, June 16, 2022 at 1:00 PM at Lucas-Batton Funeral Home, with Pastor Jim Stauffer officiating.  Visitation will be two hours prior to the service.  Burial will follow at Old Mission Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Trinity Evangelical UMC, American Diabetes Association, or Hospice of Wyandot Memorial. 

The family would like to give special thanks to the staff of Wyandot County Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation and also Hospice of Wyandot Memorial for the wonderful care they provided our mother.






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June 16, 2022

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
476 S. Sandusky Ave.
Upper Sandusky, OH 43351

Funeral Service
June 16, 2022

1:00 PM
476 S. Sandusky Ave.
Upper Sandusky, OH 43351


Trinity Evangelical U.M.C.
Upper Sandusky OH 43351
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Hospice of Wyandot Memorial

American Diabetes Association
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