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Mary Gay (Schambs) Mowery
Mary Gay (Schambs) MoweryYellowRoseMary Gay (Schambs) Mowery, 85 of Richwood, died peacefully Friday July 16, 2021 at her home surrounded by her loving family.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph G Mowery, a son Guy C. Mowery, a brother Edward Schambs IV, sister-in-law Lucille Schambs and a very dear friend James K. Thompson.

She was born in Wichita Falls, Texas on January 14th, 1936, the daughter of the late Edward Andrew Schambs Jr. and Gay Josephine (Cramer) Schambs.

She was a graduate of Magnetic Springs High School, and a member of the First United Methodist Church in Richwood.

She retired from Ohio Edison Company after 28 years of service. After retirement she worked for a period of time, as a part time teller at the Richwood Banking Company. She served as clerk for the Village of Richwood from the year 2000 until resigning in 2004. She also served on the Village Board of Zoning Appeals.

She was a member of the former "Better Mothers Club" of the Ohio Child Conservation League and served on the board of the North Union Athletic Complex (NUAC) for several years. She was also a member of the Richwood Civic Center.

She enjoyed traveling, having traveled to six countries in Europe, and many western and southwestern states several times. She also enjoyed crossword puzzles, going to casinos, embroidering and crocheting, but mostly her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

She is survived by her children: Joseph Mowery and his wife Alison of Delaware and Lisa (Mowery) Martin and her husband Mike of Richwood.
Grandchildren: Natalie Campbell and her husband Samuel; Melissa Gray and her husband Michael; Adam Mowery and his wife Sarah; Laura Mowery; Kelly Dobyns and her husband Jeremy and Philip Mowery. Mary Gay Mowery was the proud Great Grandma for 17 great grandchildren. She is also survived by sisters-in-law Esther Anderson and Anita Davis as well as many nieces and nephews.

Memorial services will be held Wednesday July 21, 2021 at 7 pm at the Stofcheck-Ballinger Funeral Home in Richwood, Pastor Joseph Rhea will officiate. Friends may call two hours prior to the service beginning at 5 pm at the funeral home in Richwood.
Private burial will take place in the Claibourne Cemetery.

Memorial gifts may be made to the Richwood First United Methodist Church 18 S. Fulton St. Richwood, Ohio 43344 and the Richwood Civic Center 21 N. Franklin St. Richwood, Ohio 43344

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

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#1 from: joe jerry sloop
Fri, Jul 16, 2021 at 6:18 PM

So very sorry to hear Jerry worked with Mary Gay thru Ohio Edison . Always had fun when they took wives out for supper. Prayers to the family.

#2 from: Pam
Fri, Jul 16, 2021 at 6:34 PM

To all the family Iím sorry for your loss Lisa your mom is a part of so many of my memories growing up she was a sweet lady she will be sadly mist

#3 from: Linda and Gary Shaw
Fri, Jul 16, 2021 at 8:14 PM

Lisa, so sorry for your loss, i loved your Mother, one of the funniest people Iíve ever had the privilege of knowing. Great friend to my Mother for years.

#4 from: johna nibert
Fri, Jul 16, 2021 at 9:13 PM

So sorry for your loss of Mother, Grandmother Great Granmother. She loved you all so much. She will be missed by many.

Fri, Jul 16, 2021 at 9:16 PM

Your mother & grandmother was the kindest, happiest, loving person I knew & glad to know...every time I talked with her that beautiful smile would bring happy thoughts...
Prayers for healing! Let me know if you need anything!

#6 from: Dave/Deb Tevis Clayton
Sat, Jul 17, 2021 at 5:35 AM

Joe, Lisa, and families,
Your Mom was so sweet. She always carried a smile and knew so many people. Sending prayers to all the families. ❤

#7 from: Pam Tevis
Dickinson, Texas
Sat, Jul 17, 2021 at 7:11 AM

I have so many good memories of Mary Gay. The thing I remember most was her smile and laugh. She was one of those people who made up the fabric of Richwood. Everyone knew her! Sending thoughts and prayers to her entire family. I know you lost a treasure.

#8 from: Sue Cramer Clem
Sat, Jul 17, 2021 at 9:07 AM

Mary Gay was my Dadís first cousin and I have lots of memories of family gatherings with the Cramer family. I always thought Mary Gay was so pretty and so much fun. She always seemed so upbeat and had a great sense of humor. She was a very special person and I admired her very much. She will be missed by family and friends. Prayers to all. Love, Sue

#9 from: John and Sherry Pickersgill
Sat, Jul 17, 2021 at 9:17 AM

Lisa, Melissa and Families,   We are deeply sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
John and Sherry

#10 from: Rebecca George
Sat, Jul 17, 2021 at 9:23 AM

I have fond memories of the late 50's and early 60's when we were neighbors on North Clinton St., particularly of the little boys of the neighborhood all playing together - the Mowerys, the Cowgills, the Georges and perhaps a few others all playing together.  They were good neighbors.

#11 from: Jerry Moore
Sat, Jul 17, 2021 at 9:47 AM

So sorry for your loss. Prayers to the family.

#12 from: Rona penix
Sat, Jul 17, 2021 at 10:25 AM

Rest In Peace my friend .Iíll miss you. My prayers are thoughts are with you all.God bless you all.

#13 from: Robin Lenox
Sat, Jul 17, 2021 at 10:50 AM

So sorry for your loss. Mary Gay was such a nice lady. Prayers to the family. Stu & Robin Lenox

#14 from: Bob and Barb Russell
Sat, Jul 17, 2021 at 10:52 AM

To Mary Gay's Family , We are sending our thoughts and prayers to you all. Mary Gay was such a friendly beautiful lady .

#15 from: Stacie Beltz
Sat, Jul 17, 2021 at 11:23 AM

My deepest sympathy for the entire Mowery family.  

#16 from: Judy Gray Jim Gray
Sat, Jul 17, 2021 at 11:28 AM

Will always remember Mary fondly. So happy she got to visit with Mom just a couple of weeks ago. They talked about old times in Richwood and the fun they had together. We are sorry for your lost.

#17 from: Wayne Evans
North Canton, Ohio
Sat, Jul 17, 2021 at 11:34 AM

I am sorry for the loss you feel. Mrs Mowery was always full of cheer and warmth.

#18 from: mike morgan
waynesville ohio
Sat, Jul 17, 2021 at 11:50 AM

Joel and Lisa †after a high school basketball game I received a note with money enclosed from Mary Gay....seems she won a bet with a friend from the school we played and she wanted me to have the money.She was a Great Lady

#19 from: Pat Kyle Beatley
Sat, Jul 17, 2021 at 12:26 PM

To Mary Gays immediate  family and extended family.  I am so sorry  to hear  of the passing  of this fun loving woman.  I don't think I ever saw her without a smile on her face.  God has just received  another  angel.   May He continue  to bless  you all.

#20 from: Jody Marshall Cullman
Sat, Jul 17, 2021 at 1:10 PM

Lisa, Joey and families- I am so saddened to hear of your moms passings. Hugs, prayers and love to you all.

#21 from: GREG McELROY
Brownwood, Texas
Sat, Jul 17, 2021 at 3:24 PM

My deepest condolences and love to Joe, Lisa and
their families.  Your Mother was always great to be around and I looked forward to seeing her on my visits to Richwood.  I have many fond memories of her growing up in Richwood, mainly after you all became members of the South end gang.  My love to all.

#22 from: Bill and Debby Hoopes
Delaware, Ohio
Sat, Jul 17, 2021 at 3:29 PM

Lisa and family. Your mom always made me feel so welcomed whenever I had the privilege of running into her. A great loss for you, your family and all who knew her. RIP sweet lady.

#23 from: Sue McBride Bails
125 E. Ottawa Richwood
Sat, Jul 17, 2021 at 5:05 PM

Lisa and family, so very sorry to hear of Mary Gays passing, Heaven as gained another sweet Angel. My thoughts and prayers to all of you, Sue Ann.

#24 from: Kathalee Keigley Brashares
Sat, Jul 17, 2021 at 8:10 PM

I am so sorry to hear about your mom. She was such a fun uplifting person and always had a smile on her face.  Sincerely, Kathy

#25 from: Barbara Sullivan
West Mansfield
Sun, Jul 18, 2021 at 3:42 PM

To Lisa, Joe and all the Mowery family, thinking of you and remembering all the good times I had at the Mowery home growing up.  We had a lot of laughs and made many memories.  Mary Gay was always welcoming and made me feel like one of the family.  She was a wonderful lady and always had a smile! My thoughts and prayers will be with all of your family during this difficult time. My love to all!
Barb (Griffith) Sullivan

#26 from: Doris and Richard Griffith
Sun, Jul 18, 2021 at 4:03 PM

Lisa, Melissa, and family of Mary Gay, you were blessed to have had such a lovely mom. I will miss her smiling face and laugh. So sorry for your loss.

#27 from: Gary and Susie Crofut
Sun, Jul 18, 2021 at 6:04 PM


#28 from: Tom Guy
Sun, Jul 18, 2021 at 8:15 PM

To Mary Gay's family.   Gail and I are truly sorry for the loss of her.   She was such a dear friend to my Aunt Margaret and Uncle Lester Eblin.  She was truly a special person.  May God watch over you all during this most difficult time.

#29 from: Judy Leibold Cunningham
Prospect , OH
Sun, Jul 18, 2021 at 10:09 PM

To the family of Mary Gay, and especially Lisa, I would like to express my sincere sympathy for the passing of your Mother, grandmother, may all her precious memories live on in you all!

#30 from: Dan and Darlene Foos
Richwood, Ohio
Sun, Jul 18, 2021 at 10:14 PM

We send our sympathy to the entire family, we are very sorry for your loss, while I did not know your mother I always thought she was well thought of in this community, God Bless.

#31 from: Don Ballard
New Albany Oh
Mon, Jul 19, 2021 at 7:54 AM

My sincere condolences to Mary Gay's family. She was a dear friend and classmate (1954) May she RIP

#32 from: Diane Cramer Cook
Ft. Myers, Florida
Mon, Jul 19, 2021 at 1:37 PM

Have many happy memories spending time together at our Grandparents. Love, Diane Cramer Cook

#33 from: Barbara Holcomb
Richwood, OH
Mon, Jul 19, 2021 at 5:13 PM

I met Mary Gay when she was still in high school. I remember vividly her beautiful smile and sparkling eyes. As the years advanced she carried those traits along with her. There could be no better legacy.

My love and deepest sympathy,
Barbara Holcomb

#34 from: John and Kay Coder
Marion ohio
Tue, Jul 20, 2021 at 8:19 AM

So many great memories of Mary Gay will be shared by many ! She was a sweetheart! So sorry for all of you of her loss.

#35 from: Suzanne Patterson
Tue, Jul 20, 2021 at 9:15 AM

My Love and prayers go out to Lisa and family.
Blessings, Suzanne

#36 from: Jerry Anderson
Austin, Texas
Tue, Jul 20, 2021 at 1:34 PM

Mary Gay was one of the most beautiful and wonderful ladies to have ever graced north Union County with a presence. I will miss her. My condolences to Lisa & Mike and Joe, et al. God Bless.

#37 from: Beverly Kreis
Caledonia Oh
Tue, Jul 20, 2021 at 3:20 PM

My sincere condolences to Lisa and family. I was so lucky to work with her many years at Ohio Edison. She was an absolute joy to work with. Loved her smile.  She will surely be missed. The Angels in heave are rejoicing

#38 from: Oliva P Riley
Tue, Jul 20, 2021 at 8:37 PM

Sending love from the congregation and friends of the University Baptist Church(Columbus, Ohio).  

Peace be will all of Mary Gay's family and loved ones.

#39 from: Beverly Kreis
Caledonia Oh
Wed, Jul 21, 2021 at 1:14 PM

So sorry to hear of Mary Gayís passing. I really enjoyed working with her at Ohio Edison. I loved her laugh. She will be missed by many. We had several great times going on weekend adventures with the Ohio Edison Girlís Club. My prayers go out to her family.

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