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Mary Pearl Reckner

July 14, 1925 ~ April 17, 2020 (age 94)

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Mary P. Reckner, age 94, of Wauseon, passed away on Friday, April 17, 2020, in her home.  She was born in Liberty Center, Ohio on July 14, 1925 to the late Lansing & Pearl Mae (Simmons) Skates.  She married Chester "Chet" Reckner in Wauseon on April 7, 1944 and he preceded her in death on November 8, 2018.  Shortly after their marriage, they purchased the farm where she resided until the time of her passing.  Mary had worked out of home where she owned and operated a beauty shop and was able to serve her clients until she was 80 years old.  She was a faithful member of Fulton Union Christian Church, where she looked forward to worshipping with her friends.  Some of her favorite pastimes were reading, listening to books and playing dominoes with her friends.  Her family meant the world to her.  She never forgot a birthday and made sure everyone received Christmas gifts.  Making sure she was able to pass away peacefully in her home of 75 years, was the best gift the family could give her.  Left to cherish her memory are her children, Ann Austin; Mike (Lynda) Reckner; Dennis (Kim) Reckner; Patrick (Melanie Myers) Reckner and Tina McDowell; 14 grandchildren; 37 great grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her son-in-law, Lowell Austin; daughter-in-law, Kathy (Sintobin) Reckner; granddaughter, Abby Jean Reckner and great grandsons, Michael James Autry and Freddie Alan Weder; brothers, Vern, George, Harold, Clive and Dale Skates and sister, Hazel Miller.  Due to the recent COVID-19 pandemic, there will be no public visitation or services and burial will be private for the family at Winameg Cemetery.  Arrangements have been entrusted with Barnes Funeral Chapel, 5825 St. Hwy. 109 in Delta.  Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider the Fulton Union Church, 5232 Co. Rd. HJ, Delta, Ohio 43515 or a Charity of the Donor's Choice in her memory.  Online condolences may be made to the family at

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5825 St Hwy 109
Delta, Oh 43515


Fulton Union Chistian Church
5232 Co Rd HJ, Delta OH 43515

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