Averill, Mary S., Essexville, Michigan

Loving grandmother and aunt passed away Saturday, February 22, 2014 at Close to Home AFC in Bay City, Michigan. Age 88 years. Daughter of the late Haram and Helen (Palmer) Youmans, Mary was born September 11, 1925 in Elmwood Township, Michigan. She was married to Clarence O. Averill on September 11, 1948. He predeceased her September 28, 2004. Mary was of the Methodist Faith. Mary was a member of the National Association of Physically Handicapped. She enjoyed baking, cooking, crocheting, knitting and sewing. Surviving are four grandchildren, Dennis Averill Jr., Wendy Evans, Heather Robbins, Valerie (Nick) Nowaczyk; several great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Mary was preceded in death by her son, Dennis Averill Sr., her daughter, Theresa Robbins and two sisters, Evelyn Radziewicz and Ruth Vereb. Funeral Service will take place on Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. at The Snow Funeral Home, 3775 N. Center Road (between Shattuck and McCarty). Chaplain Gloria Hart will officiate. Honoring Mrs. Averill’s wishes cremation will follow. Friends may call at the funeral home where the family will be present on Tuesday from 5:00-8:00 p.m. and on Wednesday from 12:00 noon until time of Service. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to the National Association of Physically Handicapped. www.snowfuneralhome.net