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Mary R. Gingrich

Mary passed away Friday, June 7, 2019 at the Wings Home in Allegan.

She was born April 17, 1934 in Allegan the daughter of Ivor and Ruth (Coppock) Coburn. Mary was a bookkeeper at several area businesses and had retired from Menasha in the 80’s.

In her free time she enjoyed cross stitching, gardening, pickling beets, drawing and playing piano. Mary was an animal lover especially cats.

After her retirement she married Ray Gingrich who passed away in 2015.

Surviving are her children, Michael (Lorna) VanLent of Otsego, Gregory (Diana) Morris of Otsego; 9 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; her brother Beverly “Cobe” Coburn along with several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Ray; sister, Donna Carroll; first husband, Eldon VanLent and second husband, Robert Morris.

A graveside service will be held at 11:00 A.M., Tuesday, June 11, 2019 at Hudson Corners Cemetery, Allegan Township with Celebrant, MaryAnn DeVries officiating.

Contributions in memory of Mary may be made to the

Wings Home of Allegan


Wishbone Pet Rescue.

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Susan Neller

June 9, 2019 at 9:31 pm

Thinking of you Greg and Diana


Ken and Toni Coburn

June 9, 2019 at 9:44 pm

Mike, Greg and your families, I’m so sorry for the loss of your Mother. The only comfort I know to offer you is knowing she is at peace and with our family in Heaven. So no longer is in any pain and is smiling on us all. I still called her Aunt Mary, kind and soft spoken, I will miss her and never forget her.

Dad a few years back told me the tricks and jokes he would play on his sisters (Aunt Donna and Your Mom (Aunt Mary). I hope I never forget the memories we had at a few of the Coburn family reunions. I’m not say good bye but I will see you someday when the time I right for me. Dad told me all with the tears he was holding back.


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