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MARY VERA (HESTER) KNERR

Mary Vera (Hester) Knerr, age 92, of Toledo’s Point Place community, passed away Thursday, August 8, 2019, at her son’s home surrounded by her loving family.

She was born in Toledo, Ohio, on October 19, 1926, to John J. and Lucy V. (Reno) Hester. Mary was born, raised, married and lived her whole life in Point Place. She graduated from Waite High School in 1945 and worked for A&P grocery store. Mary was joined in marriage to Arthur L. Knerr Jr. on June 17, 1950.

She was a parishioner of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, where she was a member of the Altar Rosary Society and active in Cub Scouts Pack 136. Mary was a Lucas County Board of Elections poll worker and judge for 43 years. She also played Mrs. Santa for VFW 3265, AARP, Jamie Farr Seniors, and Friendship Park’s “Caroling in the Park” at Christmastime.

Mary is survived by her two sons, Jay (Carlene) and John (Joanne) Knerr; four grandchildren; three stepgrandchildren; six greatgrandchildren; eight stepgreat-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband of 64 years, Arthur Knerr, five years ago.

Visitation was held on Sunday, August 11, at the David R. Jasin-Hoening Funeral Home, 5300 North Summit Street, Toledo. A Funeral Mass for Mary took place on Monday, August 12, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, followed by interment in Resurrection Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be given to a charity of the donor’s choice. Please share condolences at hoening funeralhome.com.

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