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Mary Harrod was a volunteer at Lima Memorial Hospital

 Mary L. Harrod, 95, died on Monday, Dec. 23, 2019, at 6:14 a.m. at The Wyngate Senior Living Community, Lima.

She was born on Dec. 25, 1923 in Painesville, Ohio, to the late William H. and Marie (Warren) Hathaway.  On Sept. 8, 1944 Mary married Louis W. Harrod and he preceded her in death on May 10, 2017.

Mary was a homemaker. She was a member of the Harrod Christian Church, where she taught Sunday school and Bible school. She was a 1941 graduate of Newark High School. Mary volunteered at Memorial Hospital and at a Hospice in Ft. Wayne, Ind.  She wrote poetry and songs.  She enjoyed being with her grandkids and great grandkids. 

She is survived by a son, Jim (Susan) Harrod of Harrod; three daughters: Teresa Hall of Dundee, Ore., Kathleen (Diane Monroe) Harrod of East Norriton, Pa., and Elaine Goldsmith of Pittsburgh, Pa.; five grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.

Mary was preceded in death by a daughter, Cynthia Harrod; two sons-in-law: John Goldsmith and Michael Hall; a brother, William F. Hathaway; and a sister, Patricia Brennan.

A memorial service will begin at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 28, at the Harrod Christian Church, 273 S. Main St., Harrod, with Pastor Gary Rummel officiating.  Burial of ashes will take place at a later date.

Friends may call one hour prior to the service at the church on Saturday, Dec. 28,  from 10 to 11 a.m.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Harrod Christian Church, P.O. Box 168, Harrod, Ohio 45850.