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(September 6, 1922 – May 28, 2011)

Our beloved mom, grandmother and great-grandmother was welcomed into Heaven by her Lord and also her husband, David, on May 28, 2011. Mary Ribble was born on September 6, 1922 in Saginaw to Stanley and Victoria (Wagner) Zahn. She graduated from Saginaw High in 1939. Mary married David Ribble on Oct. 28, 1944 in Saginaw. He passed away in 1995. They celebrated 50 wonderful years of marriage. Missing Mary is her son, Bob, and his wife, Barb, and their children Zach and Allison; her daughter, Sue Young, and her children, Scott (Jamie Stalter) and Adam; her great-grandchildren, Faith and Connor Young. Mary was predeceased by her parents, her brother, John Zahn and his wife, Marge and Mary’s son-in-law, James Young. Mary was a devout Catholic and a member of St. Brigid’s Church in Midland. She never missed a day without saying her morning rosary. Mary was Past President of the American Legion #439 Auxiliary, Life Member of Carrollton VFW 1859 Auxiliary, Military Order of Cooties, Pup Tent 34 Auxiliary in Midland, 40&8 Cabane 600 Saginaw, Tawas Hospital Auxiliary and its Volunteer Samaritan Club at St. Joseph’s Hospital, and Tawas Bay Eagles #2588 Auxiliary. She formerly worked at Saginaw Steering Gear, Yankee Stores and Vescio’s. Mary was a avid bowler in her younger years. She truly loved the 5+ years she lived in Midland Riverside Place, Wilma Carter’s yoga classes and Bingo. In Mary’s last months she was comforted by the wonderful staff at Midland Stratford Village who treated her with so much love. A celebration of Mary’s life will be held on Saturday, June 4th at St. Brigid of Kildare Catholic Church with a 9:30 am Memorial Liturgy with Fr. Jose Parra and Deacon Aloysius Oliver officiating. Mary’s family will be present at 8:30 am until the time of the service. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider St. Brigid of Kildare Catholic Church Smith-Miner Funeral Home is assisting the family. Online condolences can be given at smithminer.com