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Mary Gautschi

July 10, 1932 — June 10, 2020


Mary Lou Gautschi, 87, passed away, June 10, 2020.  She was born in Akron, Ohio on July 10, 1932 to the late Rufus and Margaret Bond McKinney.

She lived in various places before marrying her husband, Bill and settling in the Uniontown area.  She worked as a dental assistant, in Dr. Royle’s office, until her retirement and volunteered at the Red Cross Blood Bank.  Mary was a member of Grace United Church of Christ in Uniontown and their ladies Joy Group. Simply being the person she was, she made the world a little gentler place.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by husband of over 20 years, William Gautschi; sister, Margie Johnson; brother, Robert McKinney.

Leaving behind many treasured memories,  Mary will be sadly missed by her loving family; daughters, Cindy (Bruce) Knippenberg, Kim (Doug) McKita; grandchildren, Anita (Ronnie) Souders, Amanda (Garrett) Cook, Megan and James McKita; great-grandson, Carter Cook; sister, Sue (Roger) Ruman; brother, William (Linda) McKinney; partner, Al Pettit; her church family; and many other cherished relatives and friends.

Visitation for family and friends will be held on Tuesday, June 16, 2020 from 10:00 am until the time of service, beginning at 11:00 am, Hecker-Patron Funeral Home, 13151 Cleveland Avenue, NW, Uniontown.  Reverend Joyce Wealand will officiate.  Interment will follow at Uniontown Greenlawn Cemetery.

A special thank you to Rusty, Debbie, Ruby, and the entire staff and Greenview Assisted living for all their wonderful care.

For those wishing, memorials may be made in Mary’s name to: Haven of Rest, Marjorie Ruth Thomas Harvest Home, P.O. Box 547, Akron, Ohio 44309-0547 or Grace United Church of Christ, 13275 Cleveland Avenue, NW, Uniontown, Ohio 44685.

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Tuesday, June 16, 2020

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