Mary M. Lane, 100, of Green Springs, OH and formerly of Moffit, ND, passed away peacefully on Friday, December 2, 2016 at Stein Hospice in Sandusky, OH. She was born on May 26, 1916 in Tiffin, OH to Orton and Emily (Rothacker) Murray. She was a 1934 graduate of Old Fort High School and received a Bachelor Degree in Elementary Education from Bowling Green State University.
Mary married William Lane on June 12, 1949 at Old Fort Church and he preceded her in death on October 19, 1976. Mary and Bill owned Prairie View Ranch in Moffit, ND, where she resided until 2014. She loved teaching children and taught 4th grade at Kansas, OH for three years, 2nd grade in Green Springs, OH for 3 years and at Stamm Elementary School in Fremont for seven years. She had also worked at Erie Ordinance Depot in Pt. Clinton, OH in the summers during the war.
Mary was a member of Old Fort Church and Moffit United Methodist Church. She was State Chairwoman for the Farm Bureau Women of North Dakota and served on the North Dakota State Farm Bureau Board for twelve years. Mary also served on the STEER International Mission Board for six years. She enjoyed gardening, canning, cooking and spending time with her family and friends.
Mary is survived by her niece, Alma Tomlinson of Chesterfield, MI and nephew, Ray Murray of Fremont, OH; twelve great nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, William Lane; brother, Harry Murray and infant brother, Albert Murray; nephews, Carl and Paul Murray.
Visitation and Service: Tuesday, December 6, 2016 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am at Old Fort Church, 8108 E. Pleasant St, Old Fort, OH. Service will begin at 11:00 am at the church with Pastor Marc Quinter officiating.
Burial will take place at Pleasant Union Cemetery, Old Fort, OH
Memorials can be made to Old Fort Church, Moffit United Methodist Church or Stein Hospice.Print Obituary & Condolences