Mary Lorena Forsythe , 19052007 (aged 101 years)

Mary Lorena /Forsythe/
Given names
Mary Lorena
Married name
Mary Lorena /Harrison/

Still living as of 2005.

[This information provided by Betty Jean Norman: 10/19/2005]


"Don't know whether you would have known that it was my grandmother, Aunt Jane, and her husband who were killed on Mother's Day 1949 in the crash of a private plane in Buffalo, Mo. My [Aunt Mary] (now 100 yrs old, {12/2005}) was the sole survivor. Also, regarding the cemetery, we can thank cousin Jerry (grandson of Uncle Norman, for its beauty.)

[Ruth Forsythe Robinson: 12/2005]


According to Ora B. Forsythe's obit, (Source 22), Mary was living in Terre Haute, IN in 1968


Clark County Democrat, Wednesday Eve., April 24, page 5, Around About Town section:

Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Ward have moved from Indianapolis to Chicago, where he has employment with butler Bros. Mrs. Ward was formerly Mary Forsythe, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ben Forsythe. The will reside at 920 Oakdale, Chicago, IL


Staff reportThe Tribune-Star

MARSHALL, Ill. — MMary L. Ward Harrison, 101, of Marshall passed away at 3:15 a.m. Tuesday, May 8, 2007, in Burnsides Community Health Center. She was born June 13, 1905, in Clark County to Ben Forsythe and Ruth Etta Laufman Forsythe.

Her daughter, Mary Ann Ward Joseph; her son-in-law, Max B. Joseph; granddaughters, Valerie Joseph and Jeanne Joseph; great-grandson, Anthony Rush; her two husbands, Kenneth Ward and Brooks Harrison; two sisters; and six brothers, all preceded her in death .

She will always be Grandma Ward to her nine grandchildren, Mark Joseph and wife Kathy of Schererville, Ind., Steven Joseph and wife Debbie of Munster, Ind., James Joseph of Hammond, Ind., Michael Joseph of Highland, Ind., Gloria Joseph of New York City, Conda Rush of Whiting, Ind., Susan Dybel and husband Andrew of Whiting, Laura Canfield and husband Terry of Chapel Hill, Tenn., and Pattie Jakubielski and husband Joe of Crown Point, Ind.; 26 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews and friends.

She was a member of First United Methodist Church of Marshall, Daughters of the American Revolution, and Order of the Eastern Star. She was a die-hard Chicago Cubs fan, who rarely missed a game. Her wonderful personality and great sense of humor touched many lives and she will be missed.

Graveside services are 1:10 p.m. CDT Saturday in Forsythe Cemetery, with the Rev. David Deal officiating. Visitation is 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Saturday in the chapel of First United Methodist Church. Memorial contributions may be made to the Forsythe Cemetery Fund. Pearce Funeral Home, 314 S. Sixth St., assisted with arrangements.