Mary C. Anthony – James of Eaton (88)


Mary C. Anthony-James, age 88, of Eaton, passed away at 12:16 pm Monday, September 4, 2023, at Kettering Medical Center.

Mary was born May 16, 1935, in Darke County to the late Russell R. & Catherine L. (Harman) Sleppy. Mary was also preceded in death by her 1st husband, Billy L. Anthony; 2ndhusband, Harold James Sr.; son-in-law, Gary Ruffin; sister, Eileen Weaver; and brother-in-law, Gary Gunckel.

Mary is survived by her children, Rickey Anthony of Eaton, Paulette Rediger of New Paris, Mary Elaine Wolf of Englewood and Billy Anthony of Eaton; grandchildren, Lori & Larry Reynolds, Heather & Henry Pierce, John & Crystal Rediger, Joseph & Manda Wolf, Billy & Amanda Wolf and Michael & Miranda Wolf; 10 great-grandchildren; brother, Russell M. Sleppy of Greenville; sister, Goldie Gunckel of Greenville; and her dog, Summer.

Mary farmed and worked at General Motors in Dayton. She was a member of the Lewisburg Chapter No. 394, Order of the Eastern Star.

A funeral service will be held at 12:00 pm Saturday, September 9, 2023, at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville, with Pastor Mike Schaffer officiating. Burial will follow in Castine Cemetery.

The family will receive friends on Saturday from 10:00 to 12:00 pm at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Preble County Council of Aging, 800 East St. Clair St. Eaton, Ohio 45320.

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