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Mary Tarpley

July 23, 1934 — December 17, 2023

Mary Tarpley

 

Mary Tarpley, 89, formerly of Lorain, departed this life peacefully Sunday morning, December 17, 2023 at Wesleyan Village in Elyria, Ohio.

Mary was born July 23, 1934, in Ashland, West Virginia, to the union of the late Rev. Allie J. Pryor, Sr. and Bertha E. Pryor (née Hoover).

Mary received her education from Ashland schools in West Virginia before moving to Lorain, Ohio in 1950. She attended MBJ School of Nursing and received her LPN license. She later attended Lorain County Community where she graduated with an associate degree in nursing (RN). She worked at Mercy Health Center, the former Lorain Community Hospital, for over 30 years.

Mary enjoyed playing and watching golf and was an avid fan of Tiger Woods. She also enjoyed mall walking, sewing, knitting, baking, and most of all she loved church and her North Coast Church Family.

She leaves to cherish her memory her daughter, Lynnette Pryor of Fairfield, CA; her sons, Dwayne Pryor, Elyria, OH and Freddie Fowler, Orlando, FL, and Jerome Fowler, Cleveland, OH; her niece and caregiver, Paquita Williams; and a host of other loving relatives and friends.

Mary was preceded in death by her husband, Dea Tarpley; her sons, Carl Jeans, Raymond Fowler, and Wayne Fowler, and daughters, Constance Jeans, Saundra Fowler, and Leora Fowler; her parents; her brother, Rev Allie Pryor, Jr.; and sisters, Oneida Woods and Mary Royal. 

Visitation will be Friday, December 22, 2023 from 10:00 AM until time of service at 11:00 AM at Church on the North Coast, 4125 North Leavitt Rd., Lorain OH 44053.

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Visitation

Friday, December 22, 2023

10:00 - 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Church on the North Coast - Lorain

4125 North Leavitt Rd, Lorain, OH 44053

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Funeral Service

Friday, December 22, 2023

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Church on the North Coast - Lorain

4125 North Leavitt Rd, Lorain, OH 44053

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