Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Wirth, 91, wife of the late Jay Stanley Wirth and a resident of Greenbush, VA, passed away peacefully and surrounded by her loving family, on Saturday, February 23, 2019 at Riverside Shore Memorial Hospital in Onancock, VA.
Born September 25, 1927 in Berwick, PA, she was a daughter of the late Lloyd Cocklin and Margaret Myers Cocklin. Mary began her career as a Registered Nurse in Philadelphia, PA, later as a school nurse in New Jersey, and lastly as a school nurse with the Accomack County Public School System, from where she retired. She was a member of St. Thomas United Methodist Church in Clam, VA, and active in the United Methodist Women. Mary was a longtime member of the former Parksley Chapter #166 O.E.S., Temperanceville Chapter #88 O.E.S., served three terms as Worthy Matron, and was awarded her 50-year O.E.S. membership pin. She was an avid gardener, enjoyed reading, and spent many quality hours helping take care of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Survivors include her two sons, Donald Jay Wirth of Greenbush, and Lee Jay Wirth and his wife Beverly, of Onancock; a sister, Nancy C. Hull of Rockville, MD; five grandsons, Donald Jay Wirth, Jr. and his wife Kristina, Daniel Lee Wirth, Nicholas Lee Wirth, Adam Lee Wirth, and Marshall Lee Wirth; two great-grandchildren, Briana and Gemma Wirth; several nieces, nephews, and their families. In addition to her husband and parents, she was predeceased by two brothers, Robert and Richard Cocklin.
Funeral services will be conducted from the chapel of the Williams-Onancock Funeral Home, Thursday, February 28, 2019 at 11:00 a.m., including Eastern Star service. A visitation will be held at the funeral home, Wednesday, February 27, 2019, from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m.
Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123.
Memory tributes may be shared with the family at www.williamsfuneralhomes.com.
Arrangements by the Williams-Onancock Funeral Home.