Mary A. Wackerly Reicosky, 91, of Bolivar, passed away in Aultman Hospital on December 25, 2020.
Born in Canton on September 2, 1929, she was the daughter of the late Arthur W. Wackerly and Emma C. (Frank) Wackerly Oakes.
After completing her formal education at Robertsville schools, she was employed at the Hoover Company where she continued employment until she married her late husband, Joseph P. Reicosky. After marriage, they purchased a farm and established a dairy operation.
She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother to her family. Mary had a lifetime passion for horses whether showing them in competition or owning them for enjoyment as pets. She was a championship Powder Puff Derby stock car driver in the early 1950’s. Her adventurous spirit and devotion as a caregiver to many will be traits her family will remember well.
Mary’s faith was nurtured at Holy Family Parish, formerly St. Clement in Navarre. She also volunteered every Friday evening at St. Clement Bingo for more than 45 years.
She is survived by her family including her children, Marcia (Michael) Urbach of Navarre, Diane (Curtis) Ritenour of Navarre, Amy (Jim) Degen of North Carolina and Joseph Reicosky of Bolivar; her grandchildren, Sharon (Cyrus) Elder, James (Liz) Urbach, Jennifer (Kevin) Dillon, Matthew (Natasha) McGraw, Joshua McGraw, Cameron (Brittney) Ritenour, and Whitney (Dakota) Ritenour-Hoce; her great grandchildren Molly, Cheyenne, Alea, Stella and Paxton; her foster brothers, Buddy (Elaine) Corpe of West Virginia and Daniel (Ann) Corpe of Canton; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She is also survived by her devoted friends Marilyn, Mary and Nancy.
In addition to her parents and step-father, Henry Oakes, Mary was preceded in passing by her husband, Joseph whom she wed October 1, 1955; her daughter, Lynn McGraw; her granddaughter, Jessica Reicosky; and siblings, Dorothy Weston, Mildred Nink, and Robert, Richard, Earl and Paul Wackerly.
The family would like to thank the Aultman Cardiac Care Unit pod 4 staff for the exceptional compassionate care they provided to Mary.
No public visitation or services are scheduled at this time.