In Memory of



Obituary for Mary Koonce

Mary Martha Strawbridge Koonce departed this life on November 1,2019. Born to the late Sarah and William Deckman in Harford County, Maryland.

Mary graduated from Bel Air High School. Her early life employment began on the family farm, to being employed at Cytec in Havre de Grace, MD, Red Roof Inn in Aberdeen, MD and finished her years of employment with Smuckers Inc. in Havre de Grace, MD. Mary was married to the love of her life, the late Fred J.C. Koonce.

Mary leaves to cherish her loving memory; her baby sister “Tanny” Janet and Henry Morris of Texas; children, William and Jamie Strawbridge of Knoxville, TN, MaryAnn Stewart of Aberdeen, MD, Peggy Yancy and Phillip Carey of Havre de Grace, MD, Michael Strawbridge of Aberdeen, MD and Faren and Adrian Edwards of Abingdon, MD. Mary was reunited at the pearly gates to heaven with children Patricia Strawbridge, David Strawbridge, Sarah Jones and granddaughter Tracey Yancy.

Mary also leaves an additional 13 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren and a very special great-great grandson, Isaiah Yancy. As well as a host of nieces and nephews.

November 8, 2019 Viewing services will take place at Lisa Scott Funeral Home in Havre de Grace, MD from 6-8pm. November 9, 2019, at St. James A.M.E Church in Havre de Grace, MD, 11am viewing and funeral to begin promptly at 12 noon.

Mary’s enteral resting place will be in the Harford Memorial Gardens Mausoleum with her dearly beloved husband.