Mary Elchinger


COLUMBUS -- Mary L. Elchinger, 51, passed away on Tuesday, April 8, 2014, at the Ohio State University Hospital East.

Mary was a graduate of the Mercy Hospital School of Nursing and Defiance College, and was employed with Radiant Research, Inc., in Columbus as the site director. Prior to moving to Columbus, Mary ran the Defiance County Hospice program.

She was preceded in death by her father, Jim Elchinger.

She is survived by her husband, Randy J. Belden of Columbus; mother, Margaret Elchinger of New Bavaria; brothers, Steve (Julie) Elchinger of Holgate and Mike (Diane) Elchinger of Ney; sisters, Tina (Mike) Geno of New Bavaria and Peg (Mike) Moore of Ida, Mich.; 14 nieces and nephews and eight great-nieces and -nephews.

A Memorial Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 12, 2014, at the Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish, 13779 County Road Y, New Bavaria, Ohio (43548). There will be a private family inurnment.

In lieu of flowers, friends who wish may contribute in memory of Mary to the American Cancer Society -- Ohio Division Office, 5555 Frantz Rd., Dublin, Ohio (43017). All services were entrusted with John Quint Treboni Funeral Home, 1177 W. Fifth Avenue, Columbus. Condolences may be sent via

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  • Mary was a very special person and friend! She made me & everyone feel so good. We had so many happy times at Indian Lake. I loved to be around her and have some great laughs. I will never forget the time we went to the Kentucky Derby with Randy & Mary. She will be missed by many! God Bless the family in this hard time of loosing their Mary. Shari Edington

  • Margaret Mary, Steve, Mike, Tina and Peg,

    I am truly sorry to hear of the loss of Marry.  It came as quite a shock when Anthony called me Thursday afternoon.  Although are families have drifted apart over the years I recall many happy get-togethers over the years.  May God bless you and keep you in his care, now and in the days to come.

    Praying for you in fondness and friendship, particularly at this sad time,

    Jim, Paula & Stephanie Schwab

  • I am so sorry to hear about Mary.  My deepest sympathy to all.  We will come Saturday.  Love to my GodMother and everyone. Elaine