Mary O Perkins
December 21, 1922 – July 15, 2018
Mary O. Perkins, 95, of Fremont, passed away Sunday, July 15, 2018 at Parkview Care Center. She was born in Fremont, Ohio on December 21, 1922 to Richard and Julia (Bogna) Zwir. She is survived her sons; Gary (Mary) Perkins, George and Timothy Perkins, daughters; Georgine (Greg) Tuck, Marianne Shaffer, her grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and nephew, Mike Ochs. She is preceded in death by her parents, three brothers; Michael, Walter, and John Zwir, and a sister, Amy Ochs. Visitation will take place Wednesday, July 18, 2018 from 2:00pm to 6:00pm, with a vigil service at 5:30pm at Keller-Koch-Chudzisnki Funeral Home, 416 S. Arch Street, Fremont, OH, 43420. Funeral services will begin Thursday, July 19, 2018 at 10:00am at the funeral home. Certified Funeral Celebrant Susann Robitski Zimmerman will be officiating. Interment will take place at Greenlawn Memory Gardens at a later date. In honor of her love of animals and her dedication to her Saint, St. Jude, memorial contributions may be made to the Sandusky County Humane Society or to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
- Visitation Wednesday, July 18, 2018
- Vigil Service Wednesday, July 18, 2018
- Funeral Service Thursday, July 19, 2018
Mary O Perkins
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July 18, 2018
My husband Gene Smith then my mom, Margaret Atkins, were both former neighbors of Mary in her apartment building. Mary was a sweet lady who always gave our daughter, Bridget, a little bag of snacks when she spent the night with Mom and she and Dylan played together. Mom, Margaret broke her hip then had a heart attack and triple bypass last December and is residing in Bellevue Care Center. Mom wanted me to let you know she is saddened at Mary's passing and wishes she could be there. She has many great memories of time spent with Mary and meeting all of you at Mary's 90th birthday celebration. We are all praying for each of you during this time of grief and remember Mary as a sweet, kind lady.
July 17, 2018
Mary was the first resident I took care of when I started at Parkview care center 4 years ago. We immediately had a connection she always had a smile from the time she woke up in the morning until I said goodbye in the afternoon. She would always say “there’s no one like you Melissa “ and I would reply there will never ever be another Mary. She would reach for my had and pull it to her face and say you are always so warm and I would say you make me that way with your sweet heart . She then would give me that unforgetable smile once again you are truely my favorite grandma I love you Mary Perkins RIP pretty lady!!❤️
July 16, 2018
She was a wonderful and loving person. I have great memories of my visits with her in the 1980's when I was in Ohio.
July 16, 2018
I was Mary’s nurse at Parkview. It was impossible as a new employee 2 years ago to not fall in love with Mary. Every time I would work she would smile at me and say “good morning Mari”. She loved that we had the same name. She would ask me about the weather or how my kids were. When she didn’t feel good I would take time to sit with her and talk. My Dad passed away in April and the next day I came to tell her. She had sadness in her eyes but she said.... “you know he is better up there and he still is with you, when I get up there I will make sure to meet him and keep an eye on him until you are with him again” Mary could make anyone smile no matter how sad you were. RIP to this beautiful and amazing woman. Thank you for being not only my resident but one of my closest friends ❤️ From the bottom of my heart I wish the family of this extraordinary woman all of my sincerest sympathies and condolences as well as prayers during this difficult time, it was a pleasure to take care of her.