Mary F. Clarke 1932-2018

WARREN — Mary Frances Clarke, 85, passed away Sunday, May 13, 2018.

Mary was born Mary Frances Ross on Aug. 17, 1932, in Warren, the daughter of the late Harold and Margaret Flynt Ross.

She lived in Warren all of her life and attended Warren G. Harding High School. Mary was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great-grandmother, sister to four brothers, stepmother and mother to several foster teenagers.

She enjoyed cooking and spending time with her large family. If you ever met Mary, you knew she lived her life with spunk and determination.

Mary is survived by her children, Victoria Jones, Clara Costianes (Paul), James Graham, Rhea Bandiera (Joe), Laurie Gearheart (Dave) and Eric Clarke (Kelly). Mary was a loving grandmother to 21 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by an infant son; infant grandsons, David and Terrance Starcher; son, Nickolas Graham (Martha); grandson, James Graham; daughter, Linda Miller (Robbie); and brothers, Fred Hyden, Dale Ross, Laird Ross and Walt Ross.

Visitation will be 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, May 17, 2018, at Peter Rossi & Son Memorial Chapel, 1884 North Road NE, Warren, Ohio 44483, where a memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, officiated by Pastor Paul Armitage of North-Mar Christian Missionary Alliance. Interment will be directly following the service at Oakwood Cemetery.

The family would like to send a special thank you to friends and neighbors Barb Beighley and Harry “Gene” Elser, “for your love and help to Mary” and Ohio Living Lake Vista Nursing and Rehabilitation Center for the wonderful care and services provided.

Family and friends may visit to view this obituary, sign the guest book and send condolences to the Clarke family.

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