Mary L. Egbert

Mary L. Egbert, a long time resident of Sapphire Lake in Lake City passed from this life to be with her Lord on Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at her home. Mary was 92- years-old.Mary was born in Wilmerding, Pa. on Feb. 14, 1921 to George and Stella McClain. Mary was the beloved wife of Earl L. Egbert. Earl was the love of her life and best buddy. They married on Sweetest Day, October 18, 1952 at St. Margaret Mary’s Church in Detroit, Mich.Mary was a devout Catholic and strong woman of faith and family. Mary and Earl were very involved with the parish of St. Stephen’s Church. Mary loved reading, traveling, birds, spending time with family and most of all being with her best buddy, Earl. Theirs is a beautiful love story. They had just celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary in October.She is survived by her husband, Earl, of Lake City and her six children, whom she called her “little people,” Mari (Karl) Rusch, Eileen (Paul) Hill, Laurie (Mike) Lynch, James (Audrey) Egbert, John (Yvonne) Egbert, and Jean Prangley. She is survived by her sister Patricia (Raymond) Gries and sister in law Lidia McClain.Also surviving her are twelve grandchildren: Paul Hill, Jr., Robert Hill, Kelly Hill, Kevin Hill, Anna Egbert, Megan Egbert, Zachary Egbert, Lauren Egbert, Matthew Egbert, Sarah Egbert, Benjamin Prangley and Christopher Prangley.She was preceded in death by her parents, George and Stella McClain, two brothers: Raymond and George McClain, a sister in law, Josephine McClain and a niece, Linda McClain.Visitation was from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, March l5 at the Young Funeral Home, with a vigil service at 7 p.m. The funeral mass was at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March l6 at St. Stephen’s Catholic Church in Lake City with Rev. Craig Haider officiating. Burial was in the Lake City Cemetery.In lieu of flowers it was Mary’s request that donations be made to Parkinson’s Research, Parkinson’s Disease Foundation, Suite l509, New York, New York 10018.An online obituary may be viewed and condolence offered at

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