Mary E. (McShane) Douglass

May 14, 1930 ~ September 4, 2019 (age 89)

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Angola:  Mary E. Douglass, 89, passed away on Wednesday, September 4, 2019 at Golden Years Homestead in Ft. Wayne.  She was born May 14, 1930 in Toledo, OH to the late John and Sarah (McManus) McShane who emigrated from Ireland.  Mary met Joseph M. Douglass, Jr. at Bledsoe’s Beach and they raised three daughters.  Joe preceded her in death on January 13, 1986.  Mary was a member of St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church in Angola, President and charter member of the Angola Ladies of the Elks, past President of the Lake James Ladies Golfers, past member of the Steuben County Women’s Club and a past member of the Rho Chapter of the Psi Iota Xi Sorority in Angola.  Mary enjoyed entertaining, living at Lake James, golfing, playing bridge, watching Notre Dame Football and being with her many close friends and family.  She was an avid consumer of orange slices, Irish music and anything Kelly green. 

Surviving are three daughters and sons-in-law: Diane (Greg) Sult of Ft. Wayne, IN; Judy (Keith) Vosburgh of Waterford, MI; and Sheila (Joel) Lash of Albuquerque, NM.  Also surviving are four grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Joe, her two sisters Marge Long and twin Kathleen McShane, and a brother James McShane.

Visitation will be Sunday, September 8, 2019 from 2 to 5 pm at H. E. Johnson & Sons Funeral Home, 108 S. West St. Angola with a Rosary service at 5 pm.

An additional calling will be Monday, September 9, 2019 from 10 – 11 am at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, 700 W. Maumee St. in Angola prior to a 11 am Mass of Christian Burial with Father Bernie Zajdel officiating.  Burial will follow the service at Circle Hill Cemetery in Angola.

The family requests memorials to be given in memory of Mary E. Douglass to the Angola Elks Lodge Scholarship Fund or for Masses at St. Anthony’s.

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September 8, 2019

2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
H.E. Johnson & Sons Funeral Home
108 S. West St.
Angola, IN 46703

Recitation of the Rosary
September 8, 2019

5:00 PM
H.E. Johnson & Sons Funeral Home
108 S. West St.
Angola, IN 46703

Mass of Christian Burial
September 9, 2019

11:00 AM
St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church
700 W. Maumee Street
Angola, IN 46703

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