Peaceful 12

Mary A. Bragg

September 22, 1919 ~ November 12, 2021 (age 102)

Obituary

MARSHALLVILLE – Mary Alice Bragg (nee Schmid), age 102, passed away on November 12, 2021 at Aultman Orrville Hospital with her loving companion, Bob Oakes, by her side.
Born September 22, 1919 in Orrville, OH, to the late Peter and Anna (nee Stittle) Schmid, she had been a resident of Marshallville since 1944.  Mary was a 1939 graduate of Orrville High School where she was a member of the marching band playing french horn. Mary opened the Putnam Post House Restaurant in 1951 with her husband, Robert Bragg, and continued working until her retirement in 2017.  She was a member of the Doylestown United Methodist Church, the Doylestown Literary Guild, and the Marshallville Lions Club.  Her spunky personality created a love for chasing sunsets and hot air balloons. Mary loved to travel, playing cards with family, doing puzzles, and making pineapple upside down cake. Her secret to a long happy life was a scoop (or two) of ice cream every night; Ruggles of course, to honor her family’s ties to Smith Dairy. At the age of 92, she went on her first mission trip to Nashville, TN proving that you’re never too old to try something new. 
Mary was survived by her children, Gerald (Nancy) Bragg of Massillon, Bruce (Linda) Bragg of Crestline, OH, Roberta (Jeff) Gleason of Marshallville, Alan Bragg (Tammy Wielinga) of Greensboro, GA, Suzanna (Bob) West of Marshallville; 23 grandchildren; 41 great grandchildren; 3 great great grandchildren; special friend, Robert Oakes; other family and many dear friends.
Preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, Robert Putnam Bragg; daughter Gail Tuttle; brother, Raymond Schmid; and sister Georgia Boone.
Funeral service will be Wednesday, November 17, 2021 at 12 p.m. at the Doylestown United Methodist Church, 153 Church St., Doylestown, OH, 44230 with Pastor Carolyn Berry and Pastor Carl Dulin, co-officiating.  Calling hours following covid 19 guidelines use of facial coverings will be held on Tuesday from 5-8 p.m. at the Zak-Thacker & Monbarren Funeral Home, 132 N. Portage St., Doylestown, OH and one hour prior to service time at the church on Wednesday.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Doylestown United Methodist Church music fund or missions fund.  Online obituary and guest registry are available at www.zakmonbarrenfh.com
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Services

Visitation following Covid-19 Guidelines
Tuesday
November 16, 2021

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Zak-Thacker & Monbarren Funeral Home
132 N. Portage St.
Doylestown, OH 44230

Visitation following Covid-19 Guidelines
Wednesday
November 17, 2021

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Doylestown United Methodist Church
153 Church St.
Doylestown, OH 44230

Funeral Service
Wednesday
November 17, 2021

12:00 PM
Doylestown United Methodist Church
153 Church St.
Doylestown, OH 44230

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