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Mary E. Corry

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Mary E. Corry

Mary E. Corry

Mary E. Corry died on Nov. 24, 2016, at Friends Care Center, surrounded by her family, at the age of 101.

Mary was born on April 6, 1915, in Greene County, in a log cabin on Armstrong Road, to Maude and Fred Johnston of Yellow Springs. She graduated from Bryan High School in 1934 and earned a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Cedarville College in 1939. Mary was a 62-year resident of Yellow Springs where she grew up and retired from the Yellow Springs school system after 19 years, teaching at Mills Lawn Elementary and Morgan Middle School. 

Mary was a member of the Yellow Springs United Methodist Church as well as being a part of the Antioch Aldora Chapter 262 of Eastern Star, YS Senior Citizens, life member of Ohio Retired Teachers Association of Greene County, YS Historical Society and retired member of the Shakespeare Club. She was an avid reader and story teller. She enjoyed crocheting afghans for her family and was truly a patient and kind woman who was loved by all. 

Mary was preceded in death by her three brothers, Dick, George and Charles Johnston; her son, Kenneth; and a daughter, Martha. She is survived by her daughter, Mary Jane (William) Short, of Yellow Springs; five grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Friends may gather on Friday, Dec. 2, 9:30–10:30 a.m. at Yellow Springs United Methodist Church, with a celebration of Mary’s life beginning at 10:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers, the family would like memorials contributions to be made to the Yellow Springs United Methodist Church, 202 S. Winter St., Yellow Springs, OH 45387. Online condolences may be forwarded to the family by visiting


One Response to “Mary E. Corry”

  1. Chris Rainey says:

    When I got my first teaching assignment at Morgan Middle school in 1973, Mary Corry was one of my mentors. She helped guide and mold me into the person/teacher I became. She was an energetic, bright and caring soul.

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