Mary Edna Skatzes

Mary Edna Skatzes, age 92, of Marion, passed away at her home on Wednesday, November 6, 2019.

Mary was born in Marion on June 9, 1927 to the late Phillip O. and Audrey (Kimm) Williamson.  Growing up in Marion, Mary attended Edison School and graduated from Harding High School in 1945.

She married Ray Skatzes on July 12, 1947 and he preceded Mary in death in June of 1970. 

Mary was a good Christian woman being a lifelong member of Fite Memorial Baptist Church in Marion.  Here, she was active in the bell choir, choir, and help Sunday School secretary. She was also active in the Women’s Circle.

Having a strict personality, Mary made sure she always provided for her family.  She always found ways to save from cutting marshmallows into quarters or making sure the lights were turned off. 

Mary is survived by children, Steve (Deb) Skatzes of Virginia, Susan (Jessie) Kensler of Marion, Phyllis Skatzes of Marion, and Alice Daughetry of Marion grandchildren; Amy (Dave) McGowan, Courtney Skatzes, Scott (Brandi) Murphy, Timya Daugherty, Patrick Daugherty, and Bobby Traylor; 7 great-grandchildren, brothers, Paul (Caroline) Williamson and Robert (Wilma) Williamson; and numerous nieces and nephews.  

In addition to her husband, Mary was preceded in death by her parents; son, Jimmy; and siblings, David, Fred and Ruth.  

A funeral service will be held at Fite Memorial Baptist Church (497 Davids Street, Marion) on Saturday, November 9, 2019 with Pastor David Caryle officainting.  Friends may call two hours prior to the service. Private family burial will take place at a later date in Marion Cemetery.  

Memorial donations may be made in Mary’s honor to Snyder Funeral Homes of Marion.  

Snyder Funeral Homes, Gunder/Hall Chapel is honored to serve Mary’s family.  Online condolences may be expressed by visiting  

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