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Mary E. Resar

Mary E. Resar

Mary E. Resar (Nee Coghlan) at the age of 88 finished her long journey home surrounded by the love of her children.

Her journey began April 27th 1932. She lived in Lorain County all of her life. Starting school at St. Agnes and completing her studies at Elyria High school in 1950, where she met Larry Resar, and were married shortly afterwards.

Mary had 10 children within thirteen years, even though she worked full time at Resar Florist, where she became a first-class floral designer. Her wedding bouquets, for hundreds of brides, and her prom corsages were second to none.

In 1976 she successfully started Larry & Mary’s Flower’s and Gifts, with her husband. She was easy going and loved people. After Larry’s passing in 1995 Mary finally slowed down, spending winters in Florida with her sisters Phyllis Murray And Marge Elek. In Florida she met many new friends over shuffleboard or a game of Rummy Q. She loved listening and especially dancing to music while drinking a glass of wine (or two).

Shortly after retiring, she volunteered at Franklin grade school. There she helped young students learn to read. Mary herself was an avid reader and loved books. In 2006 Mary was chosen “Mother of the Year” at the Elyria Elk’s. In 2015 and 2016 she won her age bracket at the 5K Santa Hustle Walk at Cedar Point. Our mom was a class act and will be truly missed.
Mary was preceded in death by her husband Larry, her son Joe, Son in Law Rick Weigl, sister Marge Elek and parents William and Mildred Coghlan.

Mary leaves behind to cherish her memory a sister Phyllis Murray of Florida and brother Bill Coghlan of Elyria, her children, Beth (Richard) Kocsis, of Lagrange. Ted (Paulette) Resar of Vermilion, Elaine Coker of Elyria, Nancy (Jim) Pasenow of Wakeman, P.J. (Joe) Ferut, Stan Resar, and Rosemary Weigl all of Vermilion, Dave (Mary) Resar of North Carolina, and Ray (Tammy) Resar of Mansfield. Mary also had 40 grandchildren, 39 great grandchildren. and one great-great grandchild who will also remember her with love.

The family will receive friends at 10:00am Thursday morning at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Vermilion, followed by Mass at 11:00 in the church celebrated by Fr. Paul Schreiner and Fr. Charlie Diedrich. All are welcome. Interment will be held at a later date.

Please know that Masks and social distancing is the protocol for the service.

Mary’s wish was for any Memorial contributions to be made in her name to either St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Vermilion or St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Elyria.

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