Mark A. Schneider Funeral Home

Mary F.  Ressallat, 64, of Galion, died Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014 at Mill Creek Nursing And Rehab, Galion, after a prolonged illness.

Mary was born on Oct. 7, 1949 to the late Jack and Wanda Byrd.  She married Mo Ressallat on March 31, 1973 and he survives her.

Mary lived in Galion for the last thirty-five years coming from Chicago, Illinois. Mary was a hairdresser and worked with her husband Mo operating Mo’s Dining in Galion. Mary was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene, Galion. She was an active member of the church choir and went on many mission trips. Mary had a love for animals and music. But most important to her was her relationship with the Lord, and her family.

In addition to her husband she is survived by three daughters, Roya Ann and Joseph Parsons of Mt. Gilead, Raquel Marie Ressallat, of Galion, and Roxanne Eileen Ressallat of Tampa, Florida, six grandchildren, Tyler Parsons, Ryan Parsons, Ramiah, Hananiah, Azariah and Caden, one brother and sister-in-law, Larry and Susanne Byrd, and their daughter, Gina Byrd, all of Fayetteville, N.C.; her niece, Vida and Glenn Zucker of New Washington; her brother-in-law, Dr. M.M. Ressallat of Galion and his children, Derek and Roshan, her brother-in-law, Majid Ressallat of Galion; surviving in Tehran, Iran, her brother-in-law, Javad Ressallat, and sisters-in-law, Behjet Ressallat and Shamsi Ressallat; and several aunts, uncles, cousins and other relatives.

Friends may call Sunday, Sept. 7, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 9 p.m. at Galion First Church of the Nazarene, Galion. A Celebration of her Life will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 8, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. at the First Church of the Nazarene, Galion with Dr. Richard McCartney officiating.  Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery.

Mark A. Schneider Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Mary F. Ressallat.

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