Mary Catherine (Angell) Hornsby

Born: 02/06/1937 Passed:

Mary Catherine (Angell) Hornsby 84, of Ravenna, OH passed away peacefully on May 5, 2021. Born February 6, 1937, in Collier, PA, to the late Rudolph and Mary (Ruffner) Angell.  Mary grew up a coal miner’s daughter in York Run, PA.  While attending Georges Township High School, Mary was a class officer and a member of The Big Seven.  Mary was inducted into The National Honor Society and had the honor of speaking at her senior graduation ceremony.  She married her childhood sweetheart, Ronald Jerome Hornsby, in 1957 and worked for Prudential prior to moving to Ohio where they raised their six children.   As her family grew, Mary Kay waitressed at The Elite Restaurant in Ravenna with her best friend, Dodie Rock.  Mary’s passion in life was caring for her children and participating in many aspects of their lives as she provided an incredible journey, filled with never-ending love, patience, and joy, in living life to the fullest with her kids.  Mary loved to cook homemade Slovak food, always had a pot of soup on the stove, and an extra place at the kitchen table.  Mary found pleasure in gardening, tending to her flowers, camping and boating, and enjoying nature.  In her later years, after the kids were raised, Mary enjoyed traveling and was an avid reader and “competitive” Scrabble player.  Mary saw each person for their uniqueness. She truly celebrated their strengths, while understanding their challenges.

Mary Kay will be greatly missed and always loved by her family, including children, Ron Jr. (Janet) of Newmarket, NH, David (Bucco) of Kent, OH, Janice (Scott) Swan of Kent OH, Tim (Corky) of Ravenna, OH, and Tom (Shirley Nething) of Kent, OH; her grandchildren, Jenna, Jared, Samantha, Nate, Drake, Anna, Shane, and Jace; brother, Rudy (Ken) Angell of Englewood, FL;  sister in-law, Lillian (Ken) Barish of McMurray, PA; sister in-law, Patti Angell of Perrysburg, OH; many nieces and nephews as well as great nieces and nephews.  She held a special place in her heart for Debbie, Chrissy, Peter and Mark.

In addition to her parents, Mary Kay is predeceased by her husband, Ronald; brother, Ray Angell; sister, Della Mae; her beloved son, Ted; and lifelong friend, Dodie.

In honor of her wishes, Mary has been cremated and a Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.  Friends and family are invited to share condolences and special memories of Mary online at   The family extends heartfelt thanks to Sprenger Hospice, especially Darice and Amanda for their care and support over the last three years.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to The Special Olympics of Ohio at to benefit children with special needs.

Heritage Cremation Society



7 Tributes to Mary Catherine (Angell) Hornsby

  1. Mary Bentley says:

    So sorry for the loss of your Mom. Our deepest sympathies to all who love her.
    The Bentley’s

    • Anonymous says:

      Such a beautiful tribute to Mary Kay. It was a pleasure knowing her and the family. May she Rest In Peace. Sending prayers to her loving family .
      Donna & Paul Eppele

  2. Robyn Pesicek says:

    I had the pleasure of working with Mary Kay for years at the Elite Restaurant. She was not only fun to work with but a great friend too! I was also blessed to have worked with her son Ted and friend Dodie. We truly were like one big family. I lost track of all when we moved to Florida and am truly saddened to hear of her passing.
    I Have many, many wonderful memories of this lovely lady. Condolences to her family.

  3. Heather says:

    I knew Mary a short while. But got close to her quickly. Great sense of humor and knowledge.

  4. jamie jirari says:

    Sorry for your loss prayers are with your family, Miss you Mary and please rest with the lord

  5. Andrea Gibson says:

    May 12 2021 . I had the honor of caring for Mary Kay for a few days while she transitioned to home. She clearly was always thinking of others. She saw a devotional book I was reading and she wanted to order the book for a family member. She was a class act. She always had a smile on her face. She loved her family. She expressed gratitude that she was able to be cared for by her family.

  6. jeanne says:

    my mary thats what i always called her . we worked together at kaufmans/macys for years. i just found out about herpassing. she and i had so much fun working together. love you my mary and rest in peace.

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