Loeding Mary Ann Vess Loeding, 80, of Sugar Grove, Ohio, passed away Wednesday, January 11, 2017, following a battle with cancer. Mary Ann was born in Newark, Ohio, on September 15, 1936, to the late Eber Vess and Elsie Dupler Vess. She graduated from The Ohio State University and pursued a career as a registered nurse. She was preceded in death by her parents, brother Charles Harden of Mt. Vernon, Ohio, and sister Ruth Higgins of Birmingham, Alabama. Mary Ann is survived by her husband, Dr. John Rodan Loeding, Sr., to whom she was married April 30, 1966; son, John Loeding Jr. and fiancÃ©e, Heather Shively of Woodstock, Georgia; son and daughter-in-law, Mark and Amy Loeding of Billings, Montana; and son and daughter-in-law, Matthew and Jessica Loeding of Waleska, Georgia; five grandchildren, Luke, Jack, Olivia, Emma and Abigail. A private graveside service will be held for the family in Stukey Cemetery. Arrangements are being handled by the FRANK E. SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 405 N. COLUMBUS ST., LANCASTER, Ohio 43130. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that contributions be made to the organization of your choice. To send an online condolence, and sign the guestbook, please visit www.funeralhome.com .
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