Mary Ann Perry, age 82, resident of 1124 Erie Street, Saegertown, PA, passed away at the Crawford County Care Center in Saegertown on Saturday, November 5, 2016. Daughter of the late B. Vincent Manson and Georgia Jones Manson, she was born in Columbia, South America on November 1, 1934 where her father was employed by Standard Oil of New Jersey. She graduated from Rocky Grove High School in 1953 and on November 28, 1957 she married Kenneth C. Perry and he survives. She graduated from Michael’s Beauty Academy in Meadville in 1955 and owned and operated her own beauty shop in Oil City for 15 years. Mary Ann was an accomplished seamstress making both of her daughter’s wedding dresses. She also enjoyed needle work,? and other crafts, camping, walking, and baking. Mary Ann was a member of the Saegertown United Methodist Church where she was active with the United Methodist Women and served on various committees. Her greatest love was spending time nurturing and being a friend to her children. She will be sadly missed by her family.

perry-mary-ann006??????Family members surviving Mary Ann include three children – Deborah Leasure of Erie; Richard Perry and his wife, Angela of Canadohta Lake; and Diane Taylor and her husband, Bill of Saegertown; seven grandchildren – Nicholas Murosky of Erie; Troy Perry of Fern Park, FL; Drew Perry of Raleigh, NC; Ariel Leasure of San Francisco, CA; Lauren O’Malley of Chicago, IL; Tyler Perry of Asheville, NC; and Kendra Taylor of Saegertown; two great grandchildren -Laila Murosky and Mira Murosky, both of Erie; and a brother – Ben Manson of Oil City. Numerous nieces and nephews survive also. Preceding Mary Ann in death in addition to her parents was a sister-in-law – Joyce Manson.

Friends may call at the Van Matre Family Funeral Home in Cambridge Springs on Monday, November 7th from 2-4 and 7-9. Funeral services will be held at the Saegertown United Methodist Church on Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. with Reverend Darrell Greenawalt, pastor of the Church, officiating. Private burial to be made in Venango Cemetery.

Memorials may be given to Alzheimer’s Association Greater PA Chapter c/o Team Member Mary Ann’s Memories 1128 State St., St.101 Erie, PA? 16501 or to the Saegertown United Methodist Church, 620 Euclid Avenue, Saegertown, PA 16433.