Tobias Funeral Home - Beavercreek Chapel

3970 Dayton-Xenia Rd, Dayton, OH


Mary Louise Baer

April 22, 1962January 19, 2020

Mary Louise Baer, age 57, passed away suddenly at her home in Mentor, Ohio on January 19, 2020. Mary was born in Dayton, Ohio on April 22, 1962. She was the youngest of 13 children born to John G. and Lila (McLaughlin) Baer.

Mary graduated from Carroll High School, Dayton, Ohio in 1980. She attended University of Dayton studying business and received a Bachelor of Science degree from Cleveland State University. Mary held several administrative assistant positions in the Cleveland area before starting a career at Cleveland State University. After 20 years at the University, Mary retired in November 2019 from her position as Manager of Retirement Benefits.

Mary loved spending time with family and friends. She was a very active member of her church volunteering, working in the nursery and running many events. Mary touched the lives of everyone she came in contact with. Her smile, warm personality and kindness will be greatly missed.

Mary is survived by her sister, Karen J. Weller (Lester) and brothers John T. Baer, James M. Baer (Carol), Kenneth R. Baer, David A. Baer (Mary), Thomas A. Baer, Robert P. Baer (Patricia) and Christopher A. Baer. Mary was predeceased by her parents, siblings Marilyn R. Culberson, Daniel E. Baer, Sr., Sharon A. Turner, Philip G. Baer, brother in law Robert Culberson and sisters in law Betty L. Baer and JoAnne Baer.

Services will take place at Tobias Funeral Home, Beavercreek, OH. A visitation will be held from 5 pm – 7 pm on Sunday, January 26, 2020. Funeral will be held at 10 am on Monday, January 27, followed by internment at Valley View Memorial Gardens in Beavercreek, OH.

Memorial donations can be made to Carroll High School, 4524 Linden Ave., Dayton, Ohio 45432, in Mary’s name. www.tobiasfuneralhome.com


  • Visitation Sunday, January 26, 2020
  • Funeral Service Monday, January 27, 2020


Mary Louise Baer

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Joan Reiber

February 2, 2020

I was so shocked and saddened to hear of Mary’s passing. She was a kind, thoughtful and devout person who will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with her family.

Carol Bryant (Muick)

January 26, 2020

My thoughts and prayers are with Mary’s family and friends during this very difficult time. The remembrances of her life through the eyes of friends has been a great tribute to a life well lived. Mary touched many lives in her short time on earth.

K Walker

January 25, 2020

When Mary was my supervisor years ago we developed a great friendship. She was instrumental in my employment at CSU. After I left CSU, I missed her presence in my life. It was my intention to re-establish our friendship, but that cannot occur now. I will be glad to see her in Heaven and look forward to seeing her there. Until then, rest well my friend.

Joyce Bridges / Oldiges

January 25, 2020

My heart is so deeply sadden on the passing of Mary 😥. We went to Carroll HS together and lived with her she attended University of Dayton !! We had the most amazing and fun and wonderful times and I think of them often and with a tender heart think of them with such smiles fun and what a wonderful beautiful soul Mary was!! Always had a smile on her face and so blessed that we had those times together ❤️❤️❤️. Many Blessings and God Bless. Luv you Angel Mary B 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻❤️❤️❤️❤️. Joyce

Kevin Kapel

January 22, 2020

Mary was always willing to help. She was kind and authentic. She will be missed. I am sorry that my wife and I will be unable to attend the services in person. However, let me know if I can be of any help. Please keep me informed of future notices.

Peggy Wood (Baer)

January 22, 2020

I remember when Mary was about 4 and we took her to a drive in movie, when we got back she told everyone she saw a movie in the Sky! Miss Mary you are now making your own movie in the Sky, RIP you will be missed
Love you

Gina Elson ( Kinderdine)

January 22, 2020

I have loving, wonderful memories of Mary Lou! From playing school in the basement of the farm to ice skating on the pond! I bought my first car from her, the monster blue Camaro and and she gave me a long pink gown with ruffles to wear to homecoming my freshman year at Carroll! Always giving and always smiling, that is how I will remember her in my heart!

Lisa DiSalvo

January 22, 2020

Mary had a gentle, sweet spirit about her. Her heart so full of love and kindness, which she shared with so many over her lifetime: her parents and twelve older brothers and sisters, aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, and the many many friends she had. I have beautiful, happy memories of my cousin to cherish, family gatherings, our times getting lost at her family’s farm, and the years together on the Carroll High School drill team. My peace for her sudden passing is knowing that she is in Heaven surrounded by her parents and so many other family members. God has you Mary, May you rest peacefully in his arms. I love you forever 💕

Nancy Allen

January 22, 2020

My condolences to Mary’s family and friends . Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers.

Catherine Murphy

January 22, 2020

My dearest Auntie - gone too soon. We will all miss your smile and warmth.
Can’t fathom this world without you,
Cathy Murphy