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 www.johnquint.com.