Welcome, Guest Log in or Register

Search Obituaries:

Advanced Search                     Show Popular Searches



Mary Florence Blue
Mary Florence BlueCross and FlameMary Florence Blue, 98, formerly of Richwood, died Monday morning March 23, 2020 at Brookdale of Marysville.

She was born July 15, 1921 in Marion to the late Adam E. and Lelah A (Harriman) Shuman, she was also preceded in death by her husband, G. Nelson Blue, they were married August 3, 1939 in Greenup, Ky. and he died October 25, 2001. Also preceding her in death was a daughter: Nannette Blue, brothers: Col. Edwin, Max, Mike and Adam Shuman.

Mary Florence was a 1939 graduate of the Richwood High School, she had also been a polio survivor. She was a longtime member of the Richwood First United Methodist Church. Former member of the OCCL, King’s Daughters and The Lunch Bunch.
She was a licensed real estate agent and had worked with her husband in establishing the longtime Richwood business, Nelson Blue Realty.
Mary Florence was also an accomplished seamstress and knitter.

Surviving are her children: Sandra (Rev. Jim) Christy of Piqua, Richard (Mary) Blue of Florence, Alabama and Jim (Christine) Blue of Marysville
Grandchildren: Andy Christy, Laina Christy, Brian Blue, Dennis (Carissa) Blue, Tina (Kevin) Wardlaw, Ryan Blue, Justin Blue, Michael (Heather) Leffler and Angie (Jim) Franke
Fourteen great grandchildren
One sister: Patricia Shuman Kunkleman of Troy and many extended family

Graveside services (everyone is welcome) will be held Friday March 27, 2020 at 1:00 pm at the Price Cemetery, Pastor Joseph Rhea will officiate. Due to current health concerns, private family visiting will be held.

The Stofcheck-Ballinger Funeral Home in Richwood is assisting the family.

Memorial gifts may be made to First United Methodist Church, 18 S. Fulton Street, Richwood, OH 43344

Condolences and remembrances may be expressed at www.stofcheck-ballinger.com

Directions to Price Cemetery

Florist Login
Feel free to post a remembrance on this person's birthday,
anniversary of passing, holidays, or whenever feels appropriate.

Condolences       to

#1 from: joe jerry sloop
Mon, Mar 23, 2020 at 4:56 PM

She was a awsome neighbor always throught of her as my mom. Had lots of good times with her over the years. Prayers to the family lots of memories. RIP Mary Florence

#2 from: Matthew and Charity hoskins
Jacksonville FL
Mon, Mar 23, 2020 at 5:03 PM

I pray that you guys have comfort during this time

#3 from: Barb Benton kemp
Mon, Mar 23, 2020 at 5:30 PM

So sorry to hear of the loss of Mary Florence.  What a fun lady she was, always loved talking to her.  Enjoy the memories.  My heartfelt condolences to the family.

#4 from: Pat Daymude
Ashley, Ohio
Mon, Mar 23, 2020 at 5:30 PM

Dear Jim and family. I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your mother.
My thoughts and prayers go out to you.

#5 from: Karen  Ewing
Kissimmee, Florida
Mon, Mar 23, 2020 at 6:33 PM

Mary Florance had a long life so she will be remembered by many. I have fond memories of Mary Florance and loved her very much. She and Nelson were special  to me. My deepest  sympathy  to your family.

#6 from: Nancy Pacha-Virgil Hoffman
Mon, Mar 23, 2020 at 6:59 PM

To the Blue Family,
 Please know you are all in our thoughts and prayers at this most difficult time. Mary was a friend and wonderful neighbor for many years.Bless you all  and the many memories!

#7 from: Becky Jacobs Rynders
Abilene, TX
Mon, Mar 23, 2020 at 9:16 PM

Jim and family prayers and blessing to your family. Keep her sweet memory alive.  I always thought she was beautiful.
Becky Jacobs Rynders
Abilene, TX

Mon, Mar 23, 2020 at 9:53 PM

So sorry to hear this
Your family is in our thoughts

#9 from: Mary Howell
Marion, Ohio
Mon, Mar 23, 2020 at 11:10 PM

Sandra and Jim, I'm so sorry to hear of your mother's passing.  keeping you and your family in prayer.

#10 from: Robert Marine
Tue, Mar 24, 2020 at 12:16 AM

My condolences to your family may GOD be with you.

#11 from: Harold & Bonnie Green
Marysville Ohio
Tue, Mar 24, 2020 at 9:26 AM

We are sorry to hear about your mom. We got to know her better at Brookside when our mother was there, too. Never quite ready for this day. Our thoughts & prayers are with your family in the coming days.

#12 from: Tom Gwynn
Tue, Mar 24, 2020 at 9:29 AM

My condolences to the whole family.
Especially to you Jim the founder of the Blaine Avenue Blazers football squad. Mother was a nice lady.

#13 from: Rebecca George
Tue, Mar 24, 2020 at 11:44 AM

I will be thinking of you when you lay your mother to rest at Price near my own parents.   Under ordinary circumstance I would be with you  but due to the current circumstances, I will only be with you in spirit.
I have many memories of your folks, the earliest going back when I was a little girl and they were just married. I'm sure you mother's spirit was in this house that you all lived in and loved; the house that my family has enjoyed for many years.  God Bless you all,
   Rebecca Blue George

#14 from: Barbara Holcomb
Richwood, OH
Tue, Mar 24, 2020 at 11:48 AM

Dear Sandra, Richard , Jim and families,

I was saddened to learn of the loss with which you are coping. Your mother's life is one to celebrate. She lived it fully for 97 years. Mary Florence maintained the tradition of both the Shuman family and the Blue family in their deep roots in the community as well as their service. She passed that gift on to her children and grandchildren.

My love and deepest sympathy,


#15 from: Norma Nauman
Tue, Mar 24, 2020 at 2:59 PM

Dennis and I send our condolences to Mary Florence's family.  She was a great lady and I enjoyed working for her, Nelson and Jim.  So sorry we won't be able to be there in person to give our condolences.  

                    Norma Nauman

#16 from: Larry Nibert
Tue, Mar 24, 2020 at 3:43 PM

So Sorry for your loss

#17 from: Janet Dysert
Tue, Mar 24, 2020 at 8:27 PM

I remember Mary Florence as a very friendly lady. Got to know her while I worked in the grocery store. Thinking of all Sandra, Richard, Jim and families as they say their final goodbye. Always remember the fun times and keep her and your Dad alive in them. Take care.

View Index | Notify Me | Print Condolences

Home | History | Pre-Planning | Obituaries | Archives | Contact Us | Florists | Hotels | Obit Alerts

Copyright © 1969 - 2024 Stofcheck-Ballinger Funeral Homes, Inc.
Fri, 19 Jul 2024 14:17:00 EDT