Mary Black, 93, of Florence, formerly of Ludlow, passed away on Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at St. Elizabeth Healthcare in Edgewood.
She was a retired assembly worker for Wadsworth Electric Company in Covington where she was instrumental in starting a maternity leave program. Mary was a member of Sts. Boniface & James Church in Ludlow. She was very active there as well as other churches with bingo and other fund raisers. She had to quit school to support her family. She learned to drive in 1969 at the age of 47. She was known for her beautiful Christmas decorations in her husband’s jewelry store window.
Mary was preceded in death by her husband, Homer Black and sisters: Ann Wainscott, Norma Tretter, Mickey Reynolds, Erma Bogenschutz and Patricia Stewart.
Survivors include her sons, Cliff (Rosie) Black of Florence, Jim (Norma) Black of Independence; daughter, Tina (David) Crotty of Anderson Township; 6 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and 2 great-great grandchildren.
Visitation will be on Monday, March 30, 2015 from 10:00 AM to the hour of Mass of Christian Burial at 12:00 noon all in Sts. Boniface & James Church, 304 Oak Street, Ludlow, KY 41016.
Interment in Mother of God Cemetery, Ft. Wright, KY.
Memorials are suggested to the Alzheimers Association, 644 Linn Street, Suite 1026 Cincinnati, OH 45203.