Mary Katherine Cobb, 88, of Sylvania, Ohio, passed away on the morning of May 15, 2020 in the care of Ohio Living Hospice.
Mary was the second of three daughters born to Harry and Mary (Murphy) Williams. She was born in Port Arthur, Texas where she lived much of her life. She married the love of her life, Walter Cobb, on April 16, 1955 at St. James Catholic Church in Port Arthur, Texas and they were married just shy of 62 years when Walter passed in March 2017. Mary graduated from Lamar University and worked as a Registered Medical Technologist for over 50 years in both Texas and Ohio while raising and caring for her family, along with spending countless hours volunteering at church and school.
Mary was known by many names to many different people. She was “Mary K” or “Mary Kate” to friends and neighbors; “Aunt Kate” to her nieces and nephews; “Mom” and “Mother” to her children; “Granmary” to her grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and she was always, affectionately, “Mary Katherine” to her husband.
Mary always spoke her mind and she was a force to be reckoned with. She will be remembered for her abundance of love for her family, her kind and outgoing personality, her always full candy jar, her constant effort to turn out the perfect batch of fudge, Sunday roast with rice and gravy, her love for makeup and having her hair done, and her personal attention to making sure that no one, absolutely no one, ever left a gathering hungry.
Mary is survived by her four beloved children, sons Tim Cobb and Randy (Kelli) Cobb, and daughters Kay (Chris) Jones and Anne Pyle; along with 12 grandchildren, Christopher Jones, Elizabeth (Brian) Hradecky, Jennifer Cobb, Kaitlyn (James) Mondello, Courtney Cobb, Ashley (Zac) Cook, Ryan (Mexia) Cobb, Haley (Ben) Matuszynski, Mackenzie (Nick) Waldrep, Elizabeth Jones, Murphy Jones and Spencer Gallup; and 13 great-grandchildren: Chloe and Cooper Jones; Dane, Lucas, and Grant Cook; Kayla Fry; Emma, F.J. and Tucker Julian and Kennedy Waldrep; Emma Mondello; Carolyn and Jillian Hradecky.
Family may take comfort that Mary will be reunited with family members in Heaven, including her dear husband, Walter, her parents Harry and Mary Williams, sisters Patricia “Pat” Easley and Julia “Judy” Robertson. And to quote her daughter, Kay, “Heaven won’t know what hit it now that the Williams sisters are all together again!”
The family plans to hold a Memorial Mass at St. Joseph’s Parish, 5411 Main Street, Sylvania, OH 43560 at a later date due to COVID19.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in Mary’s memory to Ohio Living Hospice at Ohio Living Foundation, 1001 Kingsmill Parkway, Columbus, Ohio 43229.
God looked around His garden and He found an empty place. He then looked down upon this earth, and saw your tired face. He put His arms around you and lifted you to rest. God's garden must be beautiful, He always takes the best. He knew that you were suffering. He knew you were in pain. He knew that you would never get well on earth again. He saw the road was getting rough and the hills were hard to climb. So He closed your weary eyelids, and whispered, “Peace be thine”. It broke our hearts to lose you but you didn't go alone, for part of us went with you the day God called you home.
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