Mary Alice Pesch O'Bryan

April 14, 1924January 23, 2013

Mary Alice O’Bryan, 88, the last of the passionate Pesch sisters from Plymouth, passed away Wednesday, January 23, 2013 at 8:50 AM at Four Seasons Health Care Center in Columbus, IN. Mrs. O’Bryan was born April 14, 1924 in Plymouth, IN., the daughter of the late Leo and Dorothy Harris Pesch. She married Dr. Richard B. O’Bryan August 25, 1945 in Plymouth, IN. and he survives. Mrs. O’Bryan received her nursing degree in 1945 from Indiana University. She was a loving mother, homemaker and she assisted her husband in his medical practice. She and her husband raised their family in Columbus, IN. for 30 years. They moved to Sarasota, FL. where they resided for 30 years before returning to Columbus, IN. in 2009. Mrs. O’Bryan was a member of St. Bartholomew Catholic Church in Columbus, IN. She was also a member of the Tri Kappa Sorority and Bridge Club. She enjoyed reading, pottery, belly dancing and Happy Hour. A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted at 10:30 AM Saturday, January 26, 2013 at St. Ambrose Catholic Church in Seymour, IN. with Father Dan Staublin officiating. Friends and family may call from 10:00 AM until the time of the service at 10:30 AM Saturday at the church. Inurnment will be at Garland Brook Cemetery. An Irish Wake will follow the services at 3:00 PM Saturday at Patti Fleming’s home. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Susan G. Komen Foundation or Our Hospice of South Central Indiana. Online condolences to Mrs. O’Bryan’s family may be submitted at Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Myers-Reed Chapel. Along with her husband of 67 years, Mrs. O’Bryan is also survived by a daughter, Patti O’Bryan Fleming of Columbus, IN.; three sons, Jack (Joanne) O’Bryan of Lafayette, IN., Michael O’Bryan of Columbus, IN. and Steve (Jenny) O’Bryan of Cincinnati, OH.; six grandchildren, Justin (Coleen) Fleming, Anne and Meg O’Bryan all of Lafayette, IN., Kaitlin (Jason) Crockett, Daniel and Jill O’Bryan all of Cincinnati, OH. and two great grandchildren, Arlynn and Maks Fleming both of Lafayette, IN. Along with her parents, Mrs. O’Bryan was also preceded in death by two sisters, Pat Drew and Helen Olds and a brother, John Pesch.


  • Memorial Mass of Christian Burial Saturday, January 26, 2013
  • Visitation Saturday, January 26, 2013
  • Irish Wake Saturday, January 26, 2013

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Sarah Young

October 12, 2013

Know this is really late, but just found out about it today. My mom, Suzy Pesch thought of Mary Alice as her sister and spoke so highly of her and their growing up together. I truly enjoyed all of the time I spent with her in Plymouth. I was sorry to hear of her passing. The Pesch girls were truly fun and memorable.

Barbara Stansbury

January 29, 2013

You could just look at her & know she enjoyed life. I'm sure that is a great comfort to know she lived her life to the fullest.I am so sorry for your loss.

Kaitlin Crockett

January 27, 2013

My grandmother had such a wonderful life. She saw the world and enjoyed everyday she had. She was a spunky, fun loving woman with a huge heart. I will forever miss my Mali

Stan Kazee

January 26, 2013

I pray that the eternal peace Mary Alice now enjoys descends to comfort all those near her. May her love live on in the lives she touched. God Bless.

Gordon & Cathy Thompson

January 25, 2013

May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.

Nancy Stevens

January 24, 2013

From far away, I so share in the sorrow of the loss of Mary Alice. Guess she entered my life when I was about seven or eight. My 'O'Bryan Memory Book' is filled with memories of my 'Uncle Jack,' and you, Dick, as well. I think of you all so often, and my 'tales' are many. ;-) God bless you all now and always.

Shared with love,
Nanc Stevens
Daughter of Charlie and Rosanna Stevens