Mary Evelyn Schott, 87, of Xenia, Ohio, passed away Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013.
She was born July 18, 1925 in Conneaut Lake, the daughter of the late Anna Belle [McKay] and Edwin Burton Shontz.
Mary graduated from Slippery Rock College and was an elementary teacher with the Sharon school system. On June 10, 1950, she married Lester Schott and they had five children. She was an active member of the Memorial United Presbyterian Church where she had taught Sunday school. She was also a member of the AAAUW. She enjoyed traveling and shopping, attending Xenia High School sporting events and all social functions.
In addition to her parents, Mary was preceded in death by a daughter, Nancy Elin Phillippo; two brothers, John Leslie Shontz and Frank Shontz; three sisters, Angie McDowell, Margaret Todd and Janet Hodge; and a nephew, David Frank Shontz Jr.
She is survived by her loving husband, Lester; four children, Leslie Schott of Toledo, Ohio, Paul [Susan] Schott of New York, Alan [Sandra] Schott of Columbus, Ohio and Marvin [Carol] Schott of North Canton, Ohio; a son-in-law, Carl Phillippo; seven grandchildren, Elin Schott, Kurt and Scott Phillippo, Simon and Caitlin Schott, Mary Vivian and Christian Schott; two step-grandchildren, Andrew and Maggie Law; 13 nieces and nephews, Jerry [Kathy] McDowell, Mary Ann [Bill McGuckin, Thelma [Richard] Strealy, Charles [Marsha] McDowell, Bobby [Dorothy] Todd, Joyce [Scott] Ladner, Darlene [Chet] Bernosky, Barbara Jean [Woody] Schiffmman, Carol [Jim] Thompson, John [Sharon] Hodge, James [Deborah] Hodge, Tom [Ginny] Schott; and Jack [Cathy] Schott; as well as other family members and friends.
Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 7 at the Memorial United Presbyterian Church, 343 Ankeney Mill Rd., Xenia, Ohio, with pastor Kelley Shin officiating. Interment to follow in Woodland Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at the McColaugh Funeral Home, 826 N. Detroit St., Xenia, Ohio.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that contributions be made to the Hospice of Dayton or to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.mccolaughfuneralhome.com .