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MARY L. HOUSTON
Mary L. Houston (nee Callender), age 85, of Sheffield Lake went home to be
with the Lord on Saturday, March 25, 2023 at her daughter's home in
Vermilion, who was her caregiver.
She was born on December 30,1937 in Creighton, Pennsylvania to the late
Laird and Lucille (nee Stuck) Callender. She was a 1956 graduate of Edfra
High School in Creighton, Pennsylvania. Mary was married April 29,1957 to
Kenneth E. Houston and moved with him to Ohio in 1960. They resided in
Sheffield Lake since 1971, moving from Cleveland.
She proudly managed an apartment building along with her husband for eight
years prior to moving to Sheffield Lake. Mary was a devout wife and
homemaker and a faithful servant of the Lord who did foster care and was a
day care worker at First Baptist Church in Sheffield Lake for ten years with
the four year old class. She enjoyed writing poetry over the years which she
shared with everyone, it was her testimony that she gave to other people.
Mary was a member of the Church of the Open Door, Elyria. Through her
church, Mary founded the "Hat Ladies Ministry" in 2008. The ladies
regularly visited the infirmed at nursing homes.
Survivors included 3 daughters: Ruth Coleman of Vermillion, Patti (Lenny)
Hanson of Portage Lakes, Susan Houston of Sheffield Lake; seven
grandchildren, and four great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband Kenneth E. Houston (2019), her
son-in-law Randy Coleman, and her three brothers Robert, Alvin, and George
There will be a Celebration of Mary's life at 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 1,
2023 at Church of The Open Door, 321 Lear Road, Avon Lake. Pastor Jason
Russ will officiate.
Memorials in Mary's honor made be made to the Church of the Open Door.
Arrangements entrusted to the Garland-Misencik Funeral Home, Amherst.