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Mary Ann Schlachter

July 31, 1929 — March 16, 2024

Edgerton, Ohio

Mary Ann Schlachter, age 94, of Edgerton, Ohio, passed away on Saturday, March 16, 2024 at Hillside Country Living near Bryan.  Mary Ann was a stay at home mother of 9 children.  She was a caring person who always made others feel special.  She was affectionately known as “Grandma Candy” to many.  After her children were raised, she worked as a cashier and supervisor at K-Mart in Bryan for 20 years.  Mary Ann was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church and was active in the church’s Rosary Alter Society.  She enjoyed maintaining her home and garden, riding her bicycle and time with her family. She also enjoyed time with her friends at the Edgerton Senior Center and was a bit of a competitor enjoying card games (especially euchre), bingo, and dominos.

Mary Ann was born on July 31, 1929, in Fort Wayne, Indiana, the daughter of John W. and Catherine M. (Frans) Taylor.  She was a graduate of Central Catholic High School in Fort Wayne. She married John Henry Schlachter on September 23, 1950 in Fort Wayne and he preceded her in death on June 28, 1986.

Mary Ann is survived by her daughters, Sue Hoffman, of Bryan, Linda (Bub) McDonald, of Edgerton, Kathy Schlachter, of North Andover, Massachusetts and Karen Schlachter, of Salisbury, North Carolina; sons, Rob Schlachter, of West Unity and Tom (Kim) Schlachter, of Montpelier; 17 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren and a sister, Carol Jean Hayden, of Tennessee.  In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; three sons, James, Donald and Carl Schlachter; son-in-law, Donald Reitano; 4 brothers and 2 sisters. 

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, March 20, 2024 from 5:00-7:00 P.M. at Krill Funeral Home, 114 East Hull Street, Edgerton, Ohio with a recitation of the Rosary at 7:00 P.M.  Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, March 21, 2024 at 11:00 A.M. at St. Mary Catholic Church, 317 S Locust St, Edgerton, Ohio with Reverend Daniel Borgelt officiating. Burial will follow at St. Mary Catholic Cemetery. 

Memorials are requested to the St. Mary Catholic Church or the Edgerton Senior Center.

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Wednesday, March 20, 2024

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Eastern time)

Krill Funeral Service - Edgerton

114 E Hull St, Edgerton, OH 43517

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Thursday, March 21, 2024

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

St. Mary Catholic Church

317 S Locust St, Edgerton, OH 43517

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