WARREN - Mary Elise Sauer, 85, passed away peacefully Thursday evening, June 20, 2013, at Trumbull Memorial Hospital.
She was born Dec. 25, 1927, in Warren, the daughter of the late Harry and Alice Ryan Sauer.
Mary Elise was a 1945 graduate of Warren G. Harding, then earned a bachelor's degree in education from The Ohio State University in 1949.
She taught special education in the Warren City Schools for most of her 30-year career. She also taught in San Bernardino, Calif., and Norwalk.
She traveled extensively with her parents and was a loyal Ohio State Football fan.
For many years, Mary Elise volunteered for Contact, referring people with personal problems to the appropriate agency for help.
She enjoyed doing needlepoint, crossword puzzles and TNT productions and was an avid reader.
Mary Elise was Catholic and attended Mass at St. James and St. Mary's churches and the Chapel at St. Joseph Health Center.
Memories of Mary will be carried on by her brothers, Robert Sauer of Warren and William (Dorothy) Sauer of West Farmington; many nieces and nephews; several great-nieces and great-nephews; plus many friends.
She was preceded in death by her brother, Harry "Pete" Sauer Jr.
Cremation has taken place. Private services were held at the chapel in All Soul's Cemetery with the Rev. Bernard Schmalzried officiating.
Arrangements are entrusted to McFarland and Son Funeral and Cremation Services Co., 271 N. Park Ave., Warren OH 44481, 330-393-9621. Visit McFarlandCares.com to view this obituary and to send condolences.