Mary M. True

Age: 90
Born: April 17, 1926
Died: December 29, 2016

Obituary

Mary Marie True peacefully went to her eternal sleep in the arms of the Lord the morning of December 29th 2016 in Owaneco,IL.  She was born in Pawnee, IL  April 17, 1926 in the family farm home, entering this world at a little over two pounds in weight.  The old country doctor delivering her prepared a boot box lined with cotton that the family kept soaked in warm olive oil to aid her in her battle to survive.  She was born the second daughter to Eda Ruth (Vancil) Easley and Charles Frank Easley. The strict but loving and religious upbringing would hold her fast to the integrity and love for family she would exhibit throughout her life.

In the midst of WWII a young lady in New Albany,Indiana met a sailor who was to be her husband, being joined in matrimony to Ralph Wm. True on June 24, 1945. During the remainder of the war as many brides, and families, she nervously awaited news from overseas, including the news of his injury in Europe.  Fortunately she once was able to meet him in New York as his ship reached port. Eventually they found themselves in California for his final release from the Navy in San Diego. Though they enjoyed California, family ties drew them back to the Midwest and the Southern Indiana and Western Kentucky Area.  By 1955 they settled in Cincinnati,OH where their last three children were born and they would remain. 

Over the years Mary was always the caring, hardworking and loving individual; ever ready to aid those in need. No matter what her work, any task was completed with enthusiasm, professionalism and a smile.  She will be long remembered for her love of any shade of purple and her collection of butterflies, especially those purple in color. A special moment occurred whenever she presented one of her great grandchildren with one of her colorful butterfly ornamentations.  Due to health concerns within the last year she returned to her birth state of Illinoisto be cared for by her daughter after living over 60 years inCincinnati.

She always expressed her greatest love for her family, leaving behind her children,  Rodger D. (Betty) True of Aurora, IL, Steven J. (Betty) True of Dayton, OH, Kathleen M. (Sam) Oller of Owaneco, IL and Michael D. (Sue) True of Cincinnati, OH.  Grandchildren- Elizabeth (Steve) Hopkins, Carolyn (John) Lord Jr., Rodger T. True, Thomas M.(Suezan) True, Amanda ( Ryan) Bussey, Steven J. True Jr. Nataschia R. Oller, Laura M. (William) Staun, Michelle L. (Michael) Tobias, Joshua P. King,  her brothers Homer (Pauline) Easley and Charles M. Easley also numerous great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband Ralph Wm. True, and her parents, Charles Frank and Eda Ruth Easley, and Sister Laura Louise Ham.

Visitation will be held at the Cedars of Lebanon Chapel at Spring Grove Cemetery, 4521 Spring Grove Avenue Cincinnati, Ohio 45232, on Saturday January 7, 2017 from 12:00 PM until the time of service at 2:00 PM. Interment to follow at Spring Grove Cemetery

Visitation

Location: Cedars of Lebanon Chapel at Spring Grove
Date: Saturday, January 07, 2017
Time: 12:00-2:00 pm
Additional Info: 4521 Spring Grove Ave Cincinnati 45232

Memorial Service

Location: Cedars of Lebanon Chapel at Spring Grove
Date: Saturday, January 07, 2017
Time: 2:00 pm
Additional Info: 4521 Spring Grove Ave Cincinnati 45232

Interment

Location: Spring Grove Cemetery
Date: Saturday, January 07, 2017
Time: 3:00 pm
Additional Info: 4521 Spring Grove Ave Cincinnati 45232

Mary M. True

Age: 90
Born: April 17, 1926
Died: December 29, 2016
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Mary M. True

Mary M. True

Age: 90
Born: April 17, 1926
Died: December 29, 2016