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Mary Grace Christ-man, 94 of Bucyrus, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019, at Maplecrest Assisted Living.  

Mrs. Christman was born Oct. 31, 1924, in Monroe County, to the late Henry W. and Belle (Winland) Smith.  

She was married July 3, 1943 and enjoyed 59 wonderful years with Delmer L. Christman, who preceded her in death on April 13, 2002.   

She was also preceded in death by grandson, Douglas Keiter; infant sister,  Wilhamina; and two brothers, Lavern and Clarence Smith.

Mary Grace and Delmer raised three daughters who they called “the girls,” Mary Jane (Leonard) Bays, Sycamore, Dorothy (Richard) Gearhart, rural Bucyrus, and Annabelle (Russ) McDonald, of Mansfield; three granddaughters; six step-grandchildren; and numerous great- and step-great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Christman moved to Bucyrus in 1948 and was a graduate of Lewisville High School.  She was a member of St. John’s United Church of Christ.  Mrs. Christman was a homemaker and helped her husband with farm duties.  In addition, she worked outside the home at numerous jobs, which included North Electric, Cloverfarm, Carmar Gardens and Ten Eycks.  Mrs. Christ-man was an avid baker and made thousands of cookies, candies and pies over the years.  She was a 4-H advisor for many years and enjoyed watching her girls show their steers at the county fair. Most of all her family was her pride and joy.

Funeral services were held Friday, March 1, 2019, at the Munz-Pirnstill Funeral Home with Rev. Joe Platt officiating. Burial followed in Oakwood Cemetery.  The family received friends Friday, March 1, 2019, until the time of the service.  

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, Home Care Matters or the Council on Aging.  

Expressions of sympathy can be left at

Monroe County Beacon

103 East Court Street,
Woodsfield, OH 43793