Mary M Jolly

  • Born: February 3, 1928
  • Died: February 19, 2013
  • Location: Wapakoneta, Ohio

Bayliff & Son Funeral Home

311 W Main St
Cridersville, OH 45806

Tel. (419) 645-4501

Tribute & Message From The Family

Mary M. Jolly, age 85 of Wapakoneta, died at 2:56 p.m., Tuesday, February 19, 2013 at Lima Memorial Health Care System. She was born February 3, 1928 in Wapakoneta, Ohio; the daughter of the late Cloyd and Effie Elizabeth Krause Fleming. On November 23, 1945 she married Allen Trenton Jolly who died February 6, 2002.

Mrs. Jolly was a homemaker and co-owner of Jolly's Sewing Center. She is a long standing member of St. Matthew Lutheran Church, and a past Sunday School teacher, belonged to the V.F.W. Post 8445 Auxiliary, the Wapakoneta Women's Club, and Soroptomist Club where she was a past president. She was crafty, a great seamstress, and a giving lady who would do anything to help others.

Survivors include 3 sons – Vincent Lee (Joan) Jolly of Wapakoneta; Gregory Allen Jolly of Wapakoneta; John Thomas (Susan Flarida) Jolly of Wapakoneta; a daughter – JoAnn Keneipp of Wapakoneta;
12 grandchildren – Vincent (Heather) Jolly, Penny (Jeff) Musser, Heidi (A.J.) Lisi; Stacey (Darin) Applegate, Laura (Travis) Huston, Christopher Keneipp, Greg (Pam) Jolly, Jr. Natasha (Christa) Jolly, Kenny (Hope) Jolly, Ryan (Stephanie) Jolly, Josh (Kim) Jolly, and Shawn (Magee) Jolly; 20 great grandchildren; a special long time neighbor and friend Irma Burden of Wapakoneta.

She was preceded in death by a son – Timothy Jolly; a son-in-law – Charles "Butch" Keneipp; 4 brothers – Larry Fleming, Lee Fleming, Grant Fleming, Joe Fleming; 3 sisters – Beulah Hilf, Maxine Lutterbein, Betty Gaberdiel; 2 step sisters – Rose Hardin and Ann Myers.

Funeral services will begin 11:00 a.m., Monday, February 25, 2013 at St. Matthew Lutheran Church. Rev. James C. Couser will officiate. Burial will follow at St. Matthew Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 2:00 – 6:00 p.m., Sunday at Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Cridersville and one hour prior to services Monday at the church.

Memorial contributions may be given to St. Matthew Lutheran Church.

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Condolence & Memory Journal

My grandmother was an amazing person. I miss her and my grandfather so very much. My best memories were playing cards till 3 in the morning, and then being back down at their house for breakfast. Grandma always had the best laugh, advice, and smile . Grandma and Grandpa will always be in my heart.

Posted by Shawn Jolly - Louisville, KY - Grandson   June 13, 2013


Aunt Mary will forevermore be in my heart. The fond memories of visiting the farm and the kindness Aunt Mary always bestowed upon us. I will never forget when I was pregnant and on bed rest, Aunt Mary and Uncle Al came to visit me and Aunt Mary made a quilt for my son. I have that quilt today. Its been 22 years since the day she gave it to me.

Sending my love and prayers to my cousins whose mother and father will alwayas have a special place in my heart.

Becky C Strukamp

Posted by Becky C Strukamp - Sioux City, IA - niece   March 12, 2013


To John and family,
Please accept my condolences for your loss.
I know your mother will be very missed and remembered for many good deeds and times.
I still remember the one Christmas that Mary and Al received that little yellow airplane containing tickets for Hawaii. When they returned with all the fresh fruit, we made juice and sat around listening to all the talk of the fun they had on their trip. Those are certainly good times to remember. And some of the freshest fruit I had ever. My prayers and thoughts are with you all. May God Bless You!

Posted by Greg Comer - Marion, AR - Friend and closs neighbor   March 06, 2013

I just wanted to let you know how much I appreciated Mary. My Mother and her were at the nursing home at the same time. They became good friends and I know it helped my mother. My mother was Sharon Metz, she past in 2011. Also my late husband (John) and I have been friends with John for a long time. My sympathies to all. God Bless, Lisa Van Horn

Posted by Lisa Van Horn - Cridersville, OH - friend   February 28, 2013

Our deepest sympathy on the loss of your mother. Mary was so very, very special. She will missed so very much by so very many.

Posted by Bob and Vickie Metz Wagner - Three Oaks, MI - Friend   February 26, 2013

Dear Cousins:

Mom (Aunt Patti), Linda & I send our deepest sympathy for the loss of your dear mother. While Linda and I grew up on the west coast, away from family, we greatly enjoyed the trips to Ohio to spend time with our Aunts, Uncles & Cousins. I have fond memories of time spent with Aunt Mary- her great cooking, smile and laugh, and very practical advice!

Aunt Mary was a favorite our our dad, her brother Leo. He would tell us stories of them growing up and she was usually getting into some mischief which would make him laugh.

We know the Fleming Clan are now celebrating in heaven as they are all together once again in peace and love. We are thankful that she was a part of our lives.

Catherine Fleming Yamauchi, Linda Fleming Planque & Aunt Patti Fleming

Posted by Catherine (Fleming) Yamauchi - Honolulu, HI - Niece   February 25, 2013

Our deepest sympathy to the family of Mary & Al Jolly. Mary was such an awesome friend of my Mother & Father Cecelia & Cyril Vorst. But not only were they friends with my parents but also with my in-laws Ottie & Millie Beining. Ottie & Millie said they had such fond memories when they went with Mom & Dad to visit your Mom & Dad at their home in Florida. Never a dull moment. Ottie is presently in the hospital now so have been spending time with him.

Mary has made such wonderful keepsakes for both couples. So very crafty and our families will cherish them for years to come.

I am sure your parents & Cy & Cecelia are having a great time together again. Mom just past away 1-03-13. They are all at a better place now.

Much Love to your family.

Posted by Virginia (Vorst) Beining - Ottoville, OH   February 25, 2013

Our deepest sympathy on the lost of your beautiful and most gracious mom. Love & happiness are our memories of the times shared with both your mom & dad. I am a daughter of Cy & Cecilia Vorst. Our family were totally blessed to be their friends. Love & Prayers to All, Pat & Dan McConnell

Posted by Patricia and Daniel McConnell - Zanesville, Ohio, OH - family friend   February 25, 2013

To the Family, Please accept my condolances for your loss. I personally did not know Mary, but being the District II Director of Soroptimist International of Midwestern Region, I felt a sisterhood when I read of her passing. I would hope that at some point our lives had crossed and I have a strong feeling she was a sincere loving person.

Posted by Beverly Bahr - Kenton, OH - FellowSoroptimist member   February 23, 2013

What a very Special Lady in Heaven now. Until we meet again Aunt Mary. Love you, Gina Hilf-Plummer

Posted by Gina Hilf Plummer - Chillicothe, OH - Great Niece   February 22, 2013

I went to school with Joan and knew her other children. I remember going into Jolly's Sewing Center and getting my first Singer machine, which I still have. I loved that place and have many good memories of Al and Mary. Sad to see her gone from this earth.

Posted by Ssndy Oakley - Cincinnati, OH - friend   February 21, 2013

How very much I loved her, Mary and my Dad her brother were very close, I loved seeing the two of them together laughing and teasing each other.

But what I loved the most as a child growing up was going to; as dad would say, to Mary and Al's. It was always great to see my cousins eat laugh and play. Mary had a great laugh and was always there for me after my mother died when I was teenager.

I shall miss her deeply, but I know she is now reunited with her beloved Al. May God put a circle of protection around the family in this time of loss.

I shall remember her when the wind blows,
I shall remember her when the snow falls
I shall remember her when the sun rises
I shall remember her, I shall remember her.

Grant C. Fleming

Posted by Grant Fleming - Estes Park, CO - Nephew   February 21, 2013

Vince and Joan and family;
I am so sorry for the loss of Mary. She was such a sweet lady. I remember the laughing and fun times with your mom and dad, and friends like Dick and Irma and all the others. We really missed everyone when we moved away, we never had friends like all of you after that. She will be truly missed. May God give comfort to you and your family at this sad time.

Posted by Pat Wicker - Angola, IN - Friend   February 21, 2013

Vince and family Please know my thoughts and prayers are with you all in your time of great loss. I loved talking patterns and the such with Mary and she will be missed. Gods blessing on you and yours. Rae (Pogue) Rostorfer and son.

Posted by Raelynn Rostorfer - Lehigh Acres, FL - Friend   February 21, 2013

Sorry for your loss.You are all in my prayers. Love to you all.
Ann Shoup

Posted by Ann Shoup - Wapakoneta, OH   February 20, 2013