AUSTINTOWN, Ohio – Mary B. Grubbs, 81, passed away peacefully Sunday evening, June 25, 2017, at Vista Center at The Ridge in Mineral Ridge, with family by her side.
Mary was born July 24, 1935, in Detroit, a daughter of the late Clyde and Alice Noland Cole and came to the Youngstown area in 1969.
Mrs. Grubbs was a homemaker who also worked for the Tamarkin Company for 14 years, retiring in the mid-1980s.
Mary was a member of the Red Hat Society and of the Saxon Club. She enjoyed arts and crafts and she especially loved crocheting. Mary liked fishing and in her younger years, was a garage sale enthusiast.
Her husband, Hubert Grubbs, whom she married in 1950, passed away April 6, 2008.
Mary leaves three children, Candice (Robert) Brown of Cheboygan, Michigan, Wendy (Jacob) Hale of Conroe, Texas and Daniel (Claudia) Grubbs of Austintown; five grandchildren, Richard Lawrence, Dylan (Hayley) Grubbs, Brent (Terri) Donaldson, Amy Patton and Lee Hale; nine great-grandchildren, Brandon, Jaden, Lincoln, Brooke, Ava, Jada, Ciara, Bentley and Jordan; a sister, Claudia (Bobby) Vancil of Mineral Ridge and a brother, James (Cheryl) Bursey of Millersburg, Michigan.
Besides her husband, Mary was preceded in death by two brothers, David R. Cole and Richard Cole.
Family and friends may call from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m., Thursday, June 29, at Kinnick Funeral Home, 477 N. Meridian Road, Youngstown, where funeral services will take place on Friday, June 30, at 9:00 a.m.
Interment will follow at Brunstetter Cemetery in Austintown, where Mary will be laid to rest next to her husband.
A television tribute will air Wednesday, June 28 at the following approximate times:
12:25 p.m. WKBN, 6:58 p.m. on MyYTV and 10:37 p.m. FOX plus two additional spots throughout the day.