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Mary Lois (McWhorter) Canfield

May 13, 1945 ~ March 7, 2018 (age 72)


Mary Lois Canfield, 72 a longtime resident of Auburn Township, Ohio, passed away Wednesday, March 7, 2018 at her home with her family by her side. She was born on May 13, 1945 in East Cleveland, daughter of the late Francis and Gertrude (Kramp) McWhorter. Mary received her Master’s degree in education at Kent State University. She was a teacher for Willoughby Eastlake School District 31 years. She retired in 2000. She was married to Wallace Canfield Jr, who passed away May 13, 2002. They are “together again”. 

Mary enjoyed reading and was a 4 H leader. She was a member and served on the Geauga Co. Fair Auxiliary since 1995. She served as a director of the Fairboard since 2002 and served many years as assistant secretary to the Geauga County Agricultural Society.  She especially loved being with her family. She will be missed by her family and friends.


Mary is survived by her loving family; two sons, Curtis (Christina) Canfield of Middlefield and Chad (Jennifer) Canfield of Auburn Township; five grandchildren, Jaycee, Matthew, Chance, CaliAnn, and Meredith; her brother Frank McWhorter and her sister Jean Brainard. She is preceded in death by her husband Wallace and her parents.


Calling hours will be 12:00 – 2:00 PM with a Celebration of Life at 2:00 PM, Sunday, March 11, 2018 at Russell-Sly Family Funeral Home, 15670 West High St., Middlefield, OH 44062. A private burial will be at Auburn Township Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Geauga County Agricultural Society, P.O. Box 402, Burton, Ohio 44021 




Donations may be made to:

Geauga Co. Agriculture Society
P O Box 402, Burton OH 44021

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