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Mary Martha (Marty) Southworth


Marty passed away peacefully on Nov 14, 2016 at the HRC Manor Care-Heartland, Dublin OH.

Marty was born on Nov 15, 1952 in New Eagle, PA. Her family moved to Mansfield, OH in 1967 where Marty graduated from Mansfield High School. After graduation Marty attended Miami of Ohio University and graduated in 1974. Marty continued her studies in an MBA program at Ashland, OH University. Marty worked in the Telecommunications Consulting field most of her adult life. Marty had a positive spirit and was dedicated to her many friends and her two Shiba Inu dogs.

Marty was the daughter of the late Howard and Veda Southworth of Monongahela, PA.

She is survived by two sisters and two brothers. Lynne Southworth of New Stanton PA, Diane Southworth and husband Bob Hallberg of Mt. Vernon, WA, Howard Southworth of Lakewood WA, Clair Southworth and wife Debra of Florence, KY. She was also survived by 9 nieces and nephews. Leslie and David Chevine of Greater Pittsburgh, PA area. Wendy Goodman and husband Shaun of Mt. Vernon, WA, Chris Southworth and wife Annie of Houston, TX, Cory Southworth of Cincinnati, OH, Jason Southworth and wife Angela of Tacoma, WA, Steven Southworth and wife Stacey of Tacoma, WA, Brent Southworth of Nashville, TN and Meagan Southworth of Bellingham, WA. Marty is also survived by her longtime dear friend Denise Schwartz and late husband Jerry of Columbus, OH.


Private arrangements entrusted to Ohio Cremation & Memorial Society/Rodman-Snyder Memorial Center. “In lieu of flowers, Marty and her family request contributions may be made to the following organizations:”


Cancer Society of America:

National MS Society:

Tri-State Shiba Inu Rescue:


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  • Karen Thompson says:

    Marty was a GREAT friend and OSU fan. She will be missed.

  • Linda Fusek says:

    Marty was a good friend of ours and we enjoyed her company. We watched football together and went out to nice dinners, one of her favorite things. We will miss her a great deal.

  • Suzanne Barr says:

    To Family and Friends of Mary:

    Mary and I graduated together from Mansfield Senior High and after attending different colleges, returned to Mansfield and played in the same softball league. We ran around together for a few years but I lost track of her when she moved to the Columbus area. So sorry to hear this news. She will be missed and prayers for comfort for those who loved her.

  • Sian Heard says:

    Marty and I met when we worked in Zurich. Although our group had many work adventures, our friendships were cemented by our experiences away from the office. We shared many Sunday morning ‘Homesick’ breakfasts at the Noble Dubliner Irish pub and trips exploring the country and other places that were a train or plane ride away. Marty hosted some memorable brunches on Easter and Christmas mornings. There were always laughs. With Marty, even the most mundane things – such as grocery shopping or laundry – were an opportunity for a laugh. Marty introduced me to Edith Piaf and good Italian red wine! Our friendship, travels and adventures continued after we returned home. Marty loved her life, her family, friends and her pups. I will miss her.

  • Mary and Steve Covert says:

    Marty was a good friend who will be missed so much. Wishing Marty’s family strength and peace during this sad time.

  • Peg Prendergast says:

    Marty and i met back in 1971 when we both worked at United Telephone as Operators. I used to visit Marty when she attended Miami of Ohio and after that when we followed similar career paths at UTO. I used to spend many hours with her; her Mom Veda and Dad Howard. We lost track of each other when she moved to Columbus and I to Kansas City; but I have such fond memories of those early years in our careers with Marty, her parents and siblings. I am so sorry to hear of such sad news and send my prayers to her family and friends.

  • Hank Roth says:

    I worked for Marty back in the early 1980s at UTO and can now say after 30+ years of working that she was one of the best bosses I ever had. So sorry to hear of the passing of a fun loving and genuinely good person that knew how to get work done.

  • Jana Mulherin says:

    I worked with Marty back in the 80’s at United Telephone Company in Mansfield. We became good friends and kept in touch for several years after she moved to Columbus. She was a good friend, loved her ever-growing family, was a devoted Steelers fan and dog lover. We lost touch over the last few years as people often do but her sudden passing has been devastating. I send prayers and love to all of her family; she loved you all so much. She will be missed my many.

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