Mary A. Gillespie

Mary A. Gillespie, 90, of Tiffin, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019, at her home.

She was born July 3, 1929, in Tiffin, to Irven and Jessie (Haight) Hayes. She married John W. Gillespie Oct. 23, 1947, and he preceded her in death in 1991.

Survivors include her son, John R. Gillespie of Dayton; daughters, Linda J. (Richard) Russell of Marblehead, Carol S. Bagent of Tiffin, Patti A. Gillespie of Tiffin, Jane M. (Mike) Sanders of Grove City and Jodi (Rodrick) Kirby of Bloomville; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by her parents, and brothers, James, Laverne, Harold, Floyd, Donald and Irven, Jr.

Mary graduated in 1947 from Tiffin Calvert High School and was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church. She was co-owner, with her husband John, of Johnny’s Hamburger Shop on Madison Street and then Mary and John’s Grill on S. Sandusky Street until 2009. They were famous for their burgers and home fries. Mary enjoyed working on crossword puzzles, trips to Las Vegas, social time at McDonalds in the mornings and evenings, shopping, dressing up and celebrating the holidays, family time, especially spending time with her grandchildren, loved her “fur babies” and had a great sense of humor.

Friends may visit with the family 10:30 a.m. – noon, Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019, at Hoffmann-Gottfried-Mack Funeral Home & Crematory, 236 S. Washington St., Tiffin, OH 44883, (419) 447-2424.

Her funeral will begin at noon Saturday, at the funeral home with the Rev. Joseph Szybka officiating. Burial will be at a later date in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to F.A.C.T., St. Joseph Catholic Church or Humane Society of Seneca County.

Condolences may be sent and the guestbook signed at www.hgmack