Funeral services celebrating the life of Mary Alice Anthony, 73, of Pataskala, will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 3, 2018, in the chapel of the Kirkersville home of Hoskinson Funeral and Cremation Service, with Pastor Mark Plaugher as celebrant. Burial will follow in the Pataskala Cemetery.
Mary died peacefully March 1, 2018, in Newark following an extended illness. She was born August 14, 1944, in Georgetown, SC, the daughter of the late Woodrow S. and Mary Jane (Barribeau) Blakely.
She was an active caregiver her whole life, caring for family, and as a foster mother and babysitter. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren. She also participated in a ministry for nursing home residents, cheering them with care packages and Christmas gifts.
Mary is survived by her loving family: Husband, James “Greek” Anthony, whom she married on July 6, 1963; her children, Jim (Lori) Anthony of Baltimore, Christine (Fred) Mathews and Lori (Kacy) Crawford, all of Pataskala; grandchildren, Justin (Heather) Crawford, Daniel (Taylar) Mathews, Melody Anthony, Kevin Crawford, and Courtney (Matt) Barnhart; great-grandchildren, Colton, Hunter, Finnley and Rylie; her sister, Callie (Robert) Barras of Murrells Inlet, SC; brother, Samuel (Linda) Blakely of Georgetown SC; and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her infant daughter, Tammy Lynn; and her brothers Albert and Carl.
The family will receive friends on Saturday, March 3, 2018 from 11:00 a.m. until time of Funeral Services at 1:00 p.m. at the funeral home, 285 East Main Street in Kirkersville.
Memorial contributions in her memory may be directed to the Foundation for Hospice of Central Ohio, P.O. Box 430, Newark, Ohio 43058.
Hoskinson Funeral and Cremation Service, Kirkersville, is honored to care for Mary Alice and her family. Please visit hoskinsonfuneral.com to leave a message of support for her family.