Mary Margaret Stolly

08/19/1936 - 09/16/2023


Obituary For Mary Margaret Stolly

Lima, OH
Mary Margaret Stolly, age 87, passed away on Saturday, September 16, at her residence surrounded by her family. Mary Margaret was born August 19, 1936, in Lima to Frederick J. and Bertha A. (Holub) Winkler who preceded her in death. On January 21, 1956, she married Robert C. Stolly who survives in Lima.
In addition to her husband, Mary Margaret is survived by her children: Ric (Kelly) Stolly, Greg (Suzanne) Stolly, Beth (Mike) Steiger all of Lima and Fred (Mary) Stolly of Sarasota, FL, a son in-law, Dan Moening of Lima and 13 grandchildren: Megan (Sam) Isenbarger, Monica (Alex) Donley, Daniel J. (Heather) Moening, Colin (Samantha Koenig-fiancée) Stolly, Liam Stolly, Brendan Stolly, Nevan Stolly, Jami Priddy, Holli (J) Ellis, Sam (Alyssa) Stolly, Lesli Stolly, Jenna (Andrew) Greiwe and Jon (Brittany) Steiger and 16 great grandchildren. Her extended family includes numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and sisters-in-law: Jo, Shirley and Nancy Stolly. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Vicki Moening, a sister, Teresa (Jay) Roller, brothers-in-law: Jack, Dick, Tom and Jim Stolly and one sister-in-law, Naomi Stolly.
Mary Margaret was a 1954 graduate of St. Rose Catholic School. She began volunteering in various capacities at St. Charles Catholic School. She was involved with countless committees and organizations helping in any way needed and served for twenty-one years (1972 - 1993) as Cafeteria Manager at St. Charles Catholic School. She was an active charter member of St. Charles Catholic Church and volunteered in numerous capacities and committees including Altar Rosary Society, offertory gift organizer, “Give-A- Christmas” and Parish Reach Out Program to name a few. She also served in various roles at Lima Central Catholic including the Women’s Athletic Boosters, Athletic Field Project dinners, LCC Capital Campaign, School Auction, and along with her husband was inducted into the Lima Central Catholic Hall of Fame in 2019. Mary Margaret was a dedicated wife, mother and grandmother and loved her family dearly. She thoroughly enjoyed entertaining with dinners as well as celebrating holidays and birthdays with family. She seldom missed a T-Bird athletic event, concert, play or recital especially when her children and grandchildren were involved. Mary Margaret was a skilled seamstress / alterations expert and made her own wedding dress. While raising her five children she also made numerous outfits for them and many others. She also dedicated her time as an Allen County election poll worker for numerous years.
There will be a Mass of Christian burial on Thursday, September 21 at 11:00 AM at St. Charles Catholic Church, Lima with Fr. Kent Kaufman officiating. Following the mass entombment will take place in Gethsemani Cemetery Mausoleum.
Friends may visit on Wednesday September 20 from 2:00 - 8:00 PM at the CHILES-LAMAN FUNERAL AND CREMATION SERVICES, SHAWNEE CHAPEL, 1170 Shawnee Road, Lima, OH 45805. During the visitation there will be a rosary service starting at 7:30 PM.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Victoria Anne Moening Memorial Scholarship C/O Lima Central Catholic High School, 720 South Cable Road, Lima, OH 45805. The family would also like to thank Bridge Hospice of Findlay and family friend Marty Schreiber who helped throughout Mary Margaret’s illness. Condolences may be expressed to the family at


20 Sep


02:00 PM - 08:00 PM

Chiles-Laman Funeral & Cremation Services - Shawnee Chapel 1170 Shawnee Road Lima, Ohio 45805 Get Directions »
21 Sep

Funeral Service

11:00 AM

St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church 2200 W. Elm St. Lima, OH 45805 Get Directions »
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  • 09/20/2023

    We are sorry for your loss. Mary Margaret was an incredible presence for her family and community. Your neighbors, Rich and Kathy Thompson

  • 09/20/2023

    Bob, We are so sad to hear of Mary Margaret's passing. She was such a kind person at all times. The world will be dimmer without her compassionate soul. Our warmest and most sincere condolences to you and your family. Mike and Annette Hensley

  • 09/19/2023

    Please accept my deepest sympathy on your loss. I wish I could tell you in person however my husband just had surgery. My mother was Dorothy Koch. She loved Mary Margaret and they were dear friends. They worked together in the St. Charles school cafeteria. I believe your mom became the boss when my mom retired. My favorite story is that when I was married in 1974, we hid our car in your parents garage to keep others from decorating it. Also I was able to share with Mary Margaret when I became Catholic 5 years ago, she knew how happy that would have made my mom. Mary Margaret was a dear and loving person whom I am grateful to have known.

  • 09/18/2023

    Such a beautiful angel in life, can only be breath taking in heaven. She will always remain in our heart. We love you Aunt Pudge!

  • 09/18/2023

    Mr Stolly and all of the Stolly family, we are very sorry for your loss and have the entire family in our prayers.


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