Kinsman, Ohio - Mary Ellen Orr, age 72, died in Cleveland, Ohio, on Friday, June 4, 2021. She was born on January 3, 1949, in Conneaut, Ohio, a daughter of Mary Louise (Fogle) and Joseph William Gerrick, Jr. Mary was a 1969 graduate of Pymatuning Valley High School. On November 29, 1969, she married Richard Harris Orr, Jr. She worked at the former Andover Industries, and was a school librarian. Mary was a beloved school bus driver for Joseph Badger Schools from 1984 until she retired in 2014. She was a member of the Andover Christian Church. Mary had a registered flock of sheep with the North East Ohio Sheep Association and was active with the Trumbull County Extension Office. She was a supporter of 4-H and the band boosters. Mary loved her lady's luncheons and was known as a foodie, loving baking and cooking for others.
She is preceded in death by her mother; her husband of fifty years, Richard Orr, Jr.; and a brother, Joseph Gerrick III. Survivors include her son, Richie Orr, III of Kinsman, Ohio; a daughter Kimberly Ann (Nickolas) Searl of LaSalle, Michigan; her father, Joseph William Gerrick Jr. of Andover, Ohio; a granddaughter, Lexie Orr of Kinsman, Ohio and a great-grandson, Cooper Moser.
Private services will be held with burial in Cherry Valley Cemetery. Baumgardner Funeral & Cremation Services of Kinsman, Ohio handled the arrangements. Share a fond memory or condolence at www.baumgardnerfuneralhome.com