Mary Elaine Augsburger

05/12/1948 - 03/01/2024


Obituary For Mary Elaine Augsburger

Mary Elaine Augsburger, 75, passed away March 1, 2024, due to complications from dementia at the Meadows of Ottawa where she has been a resident of for the past year.

Mary was born May 12, 1948 in Bluffton, to Ralph and Erma (Badertscher) Augsburger who preceded her in death.

Mary is survived by her brother, Tom Augsburger of Pandora; niece, Susan (Marvin) Maag; and great nephews and niece, Jacob, Paul, and Sarah Maag, all of Leipsic.
Mary was preceded in death by her parents and her sister-in-law, Mary Ann Augsburger.

Mary graduated from Bluffton High School in 1966. After high school, Mary started work at the Social Security Office in Lima, which she retired from in 1995 after over 27 years of dedication. In her retirement, Mary volunteered at Lima Memorial Hospital and worked part time at Hobby Lobby and Hallmark stores in Lima. Mary enjoyed antique shopping and loved adding to her collection of tea cups and saucers; especially if they had purple violets on them. She also enjoyed her beloved cocker spaniel dogs that she had as companions over the years.

The family would like to thank the Meadows of Ottawa (the Memory Care unit) and Putnam County Hospice for the excellent care of Mary.

A memorial visitation will be held Thursday, March 7, 2024, 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm at Chiles-Laman Funeral & Cremation Services - Bluffton. A private burial will take place in Maple Grove Cemetery of Bluffton.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Putnam County Hospice.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at


7 Mar


02:00 PM - 08:00 PM

Chiles-Laman Funeral Home - Bluffton Chapel 239 South Main Street Bluffton, OH 45817 Get Directions »
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  • 03/07/2024

    Mary was an awesome and wonderful classmate and friend!! She will always be remembered in our hearts. Our thoughts and prayers are with Tom, Susan and family, and family and friends. With sympathy, love, and prayers always. ❤️🙏

  • 03/06/2024

    Mary was a beautiful fun friend. We worked together almost 30 years. We traveled together, shared many good times. We retired together. Loved flowers, traveling. Sent me Hallmark greeting cards on every occasion thruout the year. So many good times and memories. Then we lost contact and No one could find you. Now you are found. Fly away with the angels. You will always be in my heart and memories!

  • 03/04/2024

    The staff of Putnam County Hospice sends our deepest sympathy for your loss. We will keep Mary and all her family and friends in our thoughts and prayers.

  • 03/02/2024

    My Deepest Sympathies. She will be Greatly Missed.. A Very Special Lady. She was always making me laugh..

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