She was the wife of the late Robert Troyan, Frank Hays and Joseph Kennedy. Mary was born in Colgate, North Dakota. She was a graduate of Avon Lake High School, had an advanced nursing degree, earned from Mount Sinai Hospital in 1942. Retired Director of Nursing from St. John West Shore Hospital in 1982. She enjoyed retirement in North Carolina golfing, traveling, playing bridge and knitting.
She was the loving mother of Patrick Troyan (Nancy), Sandra Appleby (Frank), Pamela Hixon (James) and Helen Garrett (Rick); grandmother of Lucy Perdue (Tim), Garth Hixon (Kristie), Richard Cooley (Theda), Kerry Zachalias (Paul), Donald Cooley (Kimberly), Deanna Hixon, Sara Lutz (Arthur), Kimberly Hixon-Laminger (Jimmy), April Medlin (Kevin) and Troy Shullick (Amy); great grandmother of 21; sister of Georgetta Buckey, Nellie McDermott, Dorothy Ackeson and Harry McClelland.
She was preceded in death by her sister, Annetta Newport and brother, William McClelland.
Family will receive friends at Jenkins Funeral Chapel, 2914 Dover Center Road, Westlake, from 4 to 8 P.M., Tuesday, November 27, 2012. Funeral Service will be held at 11 A.M., Wednesday, November 28, 2012 in the funeral home, with visitation 1/2 hour prior to service.