Mary Elizabeth Sharp

Mary Elizabeth Sharp

Female 1928 - 2019  (91 years)

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  • Name Mary Elizabeth Sharp 
    Born 8 Jan 1928  Hibbetts, Carroll County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 3 May 2019  Westerville, Delaware County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I52775  Slay Family
    Last Modified 8 May 2019 

    Family Burton Slay, Jr,   b. 31 May 1923, Byesville, Guernsey County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Oct 2006, Delaware County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Married Abt 1951 
     1. Living
     2. Living
    Last Modified 5 Aug 2017 
    Family ID F19218  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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  • Notes 
    • Mary Elizabeth Slay died in her 92nd year at her home in Westerville, Ohio surrounded by family and under the expert care of Capital City Hospice as she wished. Betty was born January 8, 1928 in Hibbetts, Ohio daughter of attorney Don R. Sharp and Mary Denny Masters of Carollton, Ohio. She was the oldest of four and recently proceeded in death by sisters Ruth Ann Barrick and Nancy Johnson of Canton, Ohio. The youngest brother John Sharp and wife Kay live in Bristol Wisconsin.

      She was a graduate of both Muskingum College [sociology] and Otterbein University [education]. She met her lifetime love and husband Burton Slay Jr. of Byesville, Ohio at Muskingum College. Both families were Ohio pioneers. Burton died in 2006 and was tenderly cared for by Betty and family.

      They offered shelter for civil rights activists in the 1960’s and fought injustice wherever it could be found. Betty was recognized for Outstanding
      Service by Franklin County Children Services in 1978. She was a teacher at Westerville South H.S and also a Volunteer Coordinator for the CASA Program and received the Volunteer Coordinator’s Advocacy Award in 1993.

      She is survived by son Benjamin Burton Slay of Pickerington, Ohio, daughter Susan E. McGrail and husband John W. McGrail M.D., Delaware, Ohio along with grandson James Colin Brake and Granddaughter Lauren Elizabeth and Jonathan Stirling in Denver, Colorado plus Kate & Mike Lunn of Crown Point, Indiana, Megan & Tom Gieske of Cincinnati, Ohio, Ann Helman of Delaware, Ohio, and John & Robin McGrail of Arvada, Colorado, there are 3 great grandchildren Kalee, Liam, & Elizabeth.

      Betty lived a good, healthy and long life. She was the matriarch of her neighborhood providing for others and will be warmly welcomed by her creator. She is looking forward to seeing her beloved husband Burt.
      Special thanks to mom’s surrounding neighbors who kept a careful watch and helping hand to help her remain in her home.

      Memorial graveside service for both Betty and Burt Slay will be held in Oak Grove Cemetery, Delaware Ohio in the late summer with reception immediately following at the McGrail Home in Delaware, Ohio 43015. Day Funeral Service is honored to serve the family of Mary Elizabeth Slay.