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10/10/2017

Obituary for Mary Magdalene Turel

Retired OFDA Member

Mary Turel was born on April 21, 1925 in Steubenville, Ohio. She passed away peacefully on October 4, 2017 at her home in Hilliard, Ohio. Mary was a graduate of Steubenville High School, Class of 1942. After graduating, she worked as the office manager of the Fort Steuben Hotel for several years. On June 9, 1947 she married Stanley M. Turel. Mary worked alongside Stanley for more than forty years, operating the Stanley M. Turel Funeral Home, first in Dillonvale, Ohio and then in Toronto, Ohio. Mary was an active member of St. Francis of Assisi Roman Catholic Church in Toronto, Ohio, where she organized a creative group of quilters known as "The Piecemakers.” Throughout her life, Mary enjoyed knitting, crocheting, sewing and quilting. Together, Mary and Stanley raised 2 daughters, Barbara and Lynne Ann. After retirement, Mary and Stanley relocated to Hilliard, Ohio to live near their daughters. Mary was a member of St. Agatha Roman Catholic Church in Upper Arlington, Ohio.

Mary loved her two daughters, Barbara and Lynne Ann, and their husbands, Fred and Greg. She was extremely proud of her two grandchildren, Annie and Brian. She found great joy in the giggles of her two great-granddaughters, Zoey and Eliza. After moving to Hilliard, Mary enjoyed her new friends at the Lakes at Mill Run, especially the “April Birthday Bunch.” Mary never forgot her oldest and dearest friend of 50 years, Theresa. In her final months of life, Mary was very grateful for the kindness and compassion that she received from her caregivers, Sharyn and Jenn. Mary was preceded in death by her husband Stanley Turel, parents Walter and Anna (Miga) Satkowski, brother Alfons Satkowski, and sister Phyllis Gielata.  She is survived by daughters Barbara (Fred) Schroeder and Lynne (Greg) O’Neill, grandchildren Ann (Curtis) Onofri and Brian O’Neill, and great-granddaughters Zoey and Eliza Onofri.

Calling hours were 4-7 p.m. Friday at the EGAN-RYAN FUNERAL HOME NORTHWEST CHAPEL 4661 Kenny Rd. Funeral Mass was held 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Agatha Church 1860 Northam Road, Upper Arlington, Ohio 43221. Entombment followed at Union Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, friends may donate in Mary’s memory to Ohio Health Hospice 180 E. Broad St., Fl 32 Columbus, OH 43215-9946.