Mary E. Schondel, age 73, of Delta, passed away peacefully at her home Friday night, March 1, 2013. She was born in Swanton on November 17, 1939 to the late Glenn D. Griffin Sr. and Letha (Bancroft) Griffin. On June 9, 1973, Mary and Harold Schondel were united in marriage in Delta and shared 39 years together. She was employed as the parts and service manager by Pat Doyle Buick Pontiac for 29 years. Mary later became a licensed local pastor in the West Ohio Conference and where she served as an associate pastor from 1997-2001. She was called as Senior Pastor of Wilkins United Methodist Church in 2001 and served there until her retirement in 2007. Mary was also very active with the Crisis Pregnancy Center in Wauseon, the Homeless Shelter and Youth Center at the Open Door in Delta, and served on the board for both the Open Door and Hands of Grace. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her infant sister, Linda Griffin. Mary is survived by her loving husband, Harold Schondel; children, Randy Drewyor of Chillicothe, OH, Debra (Greg) Henton of Toledo and Robin (John) Wyse of Delta; grandchildren, Austin and Hayley Drewyor, Sara Fackler, Travis (Jessica), Emily, Grace and Darcy Henton; brother, Glenn (Mary Ann) Griffin Jr. of Delta; sister, Myrtle Irene McKenzie of SanAntonio, TX; great grandchild, Lee Wyatt Sizemore and soon to be blessed with another. A memorial service celebrating Mary’s life will be held at 3:30 PM on Thursday, March 7, 2013 at the Delta United Methodist Church, 101 Northwood Dr. in Delta; where friend and family will be received one hour prior the service from 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM. Pastor Jay Miklovic will be officiating. Interment will be at Greenlawn Cemetery in Delta at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please consider contributions to the Hands of Grace, 104 Monroe St., Suite 2, Delta, Ohio 43515 in her memory. Arrangements have been entrusted to Barnes Funeral Chapel, 5825 St. Hwy. 109 in Delta. Online condolences may be sent to the family through our website at www.barnesfuneralchapel.com.
March 7, 2013
2:30 PM to 3:30 PM