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“My sympathy goes out to the family of Mary Ann. What a wonderful neighbor we had for many years. She always had a smile and a story to share. We...Read More »
1 of 16 | Posted by: Irene Odoski - Black Mountain, NC

“Dear Bud and Family, Our deepest sympathy at this sad time. ”
2 of 16 | Posted by: Bob & Diane Fultz - Nokomis, FL

“Bud, Penny, Oksana & Karina, so sorry for your loss. Bob & I were unable to make it to the funeral home, because I have a knee injury. Mary Ann...Read More »
3 of 16 | Posted by: Bob & Katie Dippold - Maria Stein, OH

“I only met your Mother once at Meredith's Oz performance but how lovely and warm she was. I can see why your three girls loved her so much. She had...Read More »
4 of 16 | Posted by: Carol Hostetter - New Albany, OH

“Dear Bud, Penny and all the family: we are so sorry for your loss of Maryann to a higher realm May her wonderful spirit and great memories...Read More »
5 of 16 | Posted by: JIM & CONNIE FLECK - Tavares, FL

“Preston Family, Sorry to hear of Mary Ann's passing. You have my deepest sympathy. May God bless you with the courage to bear the sorrow you feel....Read More »
6 of 16 | Posted by: Kelly Hone

“Penny....just wanted to say how sorry I am for your loss ..memories of slumber parties at your home and just knowing your family has so many fond...Read More »
7 of 16 | Posted by: kendra chrisman kuhn - celina, OH

“My deepest sympathy to the Preston family. Mary Ann was a wonderful person and a good friend. ”
8 of 16 | Posted by: Betty Bills - Celina, OH

“hey penny and family we are so sorry to here about your mother passing away I hope she will be at rest and peace right now with your grand parents ...Read More »
9 of 16 | Posted by: julie morrissey - coldwater, OH

“My sincerest sympathy Mr. Preston to you and your family. Our roads were icy this morning in Beavercreek and I regret I cannot attend Mary Ann's...Read More »
10 of 16 | Posted by: Darlene (Borgert) Ruzicka - OH

“We are in Florida, so can't be there, physically. However, Bud, we are with you and your family in thoughts and prayers. ”
11 of 16 | Posted by: Mark and Diane Klosterman

“I can remember exactly where I was and what I was doing when meeting Mary Ann 30 years ago. What a joy. A beautiful, charming lady with a wonderful...Read More »
12 of 16 | Posted by: Sharon Dilbone - Columbus, OH

“Bud and Family, We are saddened by Mary Ann's passing but know it was her time to go to her heavenly home. She led such a full life and touched so...Read More »
13 of 16 | Posted by: Dave and Cheryl Lipp - Celina, OH

“I remember Mrs. Preston working in my elementary school, she always had a beautiful smile on her face. My prayers are with you and your family Bud as...Read More »
14 of 16 | Posted by: Shaunte Oakley (Maddox) - OH

“I offer my sincerest sympathy at this time of your loss... ”
15 of 16 | Posted by: Francis Moeller - Pawleys Island, SC

“I remember so many things about you, especially when you were our secretary at Franklin. You were so efficient, keeping the school running smoothly,...Read More »
16 of 16 | Posted by: Bobbie Snedeker - Celina, OH


Mary Ann Preston, age 80, of 11719 Kingfisher Lane, St. Marys, and formerly
of Celina, passed away at 8:00 P.M. on Thursday, January 30, 2014, at the
Otterbein St. Marys Retirement Community. She was born on September 22, 1933
to the late Isadore and Margaret (Sudhoff) Schurman. On April 15, 1952,
she married Willis L. "Bud" Preston, who lives in St. Marys. She is survived
by her children: Penny Mizer of Maria Stein, Nancy & Alan Morse of
Westerville, and Tod & Diane Preston of New Bremen; and her grandchildren: Monica & William Warren, Mallory & Tyler Whitmore, Jeff
Preston and Chelsea Marquis, Doug & Kate Preston, Meredith Morse, Oksana
Mizer, and Karina Mizer. She is also survived by her four brothers: Robert
& Sharon Schurman of Arizona, Paul & Cindy Schurman, Jim & Carla Schurman,
and Walter & Cathy Schurman, all of Florida. Mary Ann was preceded in death
by one sister-in-law,Genevieve Schurman, and one son-in-law, Paul Mizer.

She graduated from St. John High School in Maria Stein with the class of
1951. Mary Ann worked for the Celina City Schools as a secretary and
playground aide at the Franklin School in Montezuma. She was a member of
Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, and a member of the Ladies Sodality.

Known by about everyone on the south side of Grand Lake as "the power
walker," she considered her family as the most important thing in her life.
Mary Ann drove local cancer patients to area cities for treatment for many
years as a volunteer for the American Cancer Society. She was awarded a
certificate of appreciation for this in the early 1990's.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Monday, Feb. 3,
2014 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Montezuma, with Fr. Alfons
Minja, C.P.P.S. celebrating. Burial will follow at Swamp College Cemetery
in Celina.

Calling will be 2-6 P.M. on Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, and from 9-9:45 A.M. on
Monday at the Lehman-Hogenkamp-Dzendzel Funeral Home in Celina. In lieu of
flowers, the Preston family would like memorial contributions made to the
American Cancer Society or the Ronald McDonald House.

Condolences may be left at www.LHDfuneralhome.com.