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Throop Funeral Home of Ravenna
Sunday September 24th, 2017
2:00pm - 4:00pm

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Sunday September 24th, 2017
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Mary Martha Engle

Mary Martha Engle age 72, of Ravenna, MI died, Friday, September 22, 2017 at home surrounded by her loving family. Mary was born on December 8, 1944 to the late Norbert and Agatha (Linck) Denhof. She married Richard A. Engle on June 29, 1968 in Conklin, MI. Mary is survived by her husband of 49 years: Richard A. Engle of Ravenna, 1 Son: Andrew (Kerry) Engle of Norton Shores. 2 Daughters: Christine (Tim) Sheldon of Grayling and Michelle (Eric) May of Conklin. 7 Grandchildren. 1 Sister: Patricia Chatterson of Comstock Park. 4 Brothers: Norbert (Susan) Denhof of Casnovia, Jon (Nancy) Denhof of Conklin, Steve (Donna) Denhof of Charlotte, N.C. and Mark (Lisa) Denhof of Conklin. Several nieces and nephews also survive. Mass from the Order of Christian Funerals will be prayed on Monday, September 25, 2017 at 10:00am at St. Catherine’s Catholic Church in Ravenna with Father Fred Brucker celebrant. Burial will be at St. Catherine’s Catholic Cemetery. The family will be at the Throop Funeral Home of Ravenna on Sunday, September 24, 2017 at 2:00 to 4:00pm & 6:00 to 8:00pm to receive friends. Also on Monday at the church 1 hour prior to service. Memorials may be directed to: Harbor Hospice, St. Catherine’s Catholic Church or American Cancer Society. Go to: www.throopfhravenna.com or Facebook @ Throop Funeral Home of Ravenna Inc. to sign the online guestbook. The Throop Funeral Home of Ravenna is in charge of funeral arrangements. 231-853-6511

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We have been out of touch for many years, but I have a very fond memory of the many holidays etc.etc. that we all spent together at the Denhof's home. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family.

Karen (Schmidt) Edwards Sep 27 2017 12:58 PM

Growing-up s grandchildren of SJ & Maude Linck meant we shared a special bond with our 40+ first cousins. We loved to spend time with one another, cousins were not just family -we were best friends. Pat & Mary Denhof & Mike and Susie Pierson were the senior cousins, they set the tone for the rest of us. Pat & Mike were the CEOs while Mary and Susie brought fun & compassion respectively. Mary's laugh, her smile. and her passion for life will always be what I recall most about her. I know the Lord will enjoy her company - God Speed cousin Mary, Amen.

Tim Pierson Sep 25 2017 9:52 AM

Our deepest sympathies to everyone! Pat, Lisa, Andrew, and Lexi, you all are in our thoughts and prayers.

Laura Porritt Sep 25 2017 8:54 AM

Dear Dick and family, We will always cherish our wonderful memories of your wife, Mom and Grandma. Heaven is richer for her presence and just a bit louder! Her spirited life will be missed but never forgotten. She embraced life and death with grace and love. Our love, prayers and hugs to all of you. Love, Dr. Tim and JoAnn

Tim and JoAnn Beechnau Sep 23 2017 8:48 AM

My thoughts and prayers go out to Mary's family. She was a bright light wherever she went. She could bring a smile to everyone's face! I loved having her as my youngest son's driver when he started school! We had just moved to Ravenna, and having Miss Mary made his transition to Ravenna an easy one! Thanks for all the love you showed to your bus kids over the years!

Sherrie Jawor Sep 22 2017 8:23 PM

Michelle - Bud and I are so sorry for your loss. Life is not the same when you lose a parent. Prayers to you and your family during this difficult time. Love you, Bud and Theresa

Bud and Theresa Ellis Sep 22 2017 6:52 PM

Sending prayers and love to all of you at this time. Mary is an Angel with wings, and I have the best memories of her. May her best attributes live on in all of you and the stories that you share for generations. It is the people in our life that really matter, and Mary went out of her way to make a difference for people in her life so they knew that they mattered most to her. Peace be with all of you, Doniel

Doniel St. Amour Sep 22 2017 4:36 PM

My deepest sympathy to all the family. May God comfort and bless you in the hard days ahead. I have very fond memories of Mary and our fun childhood. Lovingly, Kathy Batson Holman

Kathy Batson Sep 22 2017 2:16 PM

Our sympathy and prayers go out to Mary's family and friends.

Robert & Karen Evans Sep 22 2017 1:00 PM