A funeral Mass for Mary Virginia (Ochs) Lynn, 94, of Charlestown will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 2 at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Charlestown. She died peacefully at her home Friday, Dec. 28, 2012.
She was born in Wakefield, Ky., on Feb. 25, 1918. Her mother died when she was 17 months old, and she was raised by her father and grandmother. She graduated from Taylorsville High School when she was 16; this was also when she gained her loving step-mother and role model, Lula Ochs. Mary earned a two-year degree from Nazareth Junior College, and then a RN degree from St. Joseph’s Infirmary in Louisville. When World War II began, she volunteered to join the Army, met a handsome dentist, Dr. C.F. Lynn, and married him. Mary was stationed near the English Channel and received some of the first casualties of the Normandy Invasion.
Mary gave birth to four children, and was a terrific wife, mother, and friend. Compassionate and dependable, she volunteered at Red Cross blood drives for decades. A devoted convert to Catholicism, she devoted many hours to church activities and organizations.
Mary and “Doc” enjoyed travel; they went to all 50 states and Europe. Outgoing and talkative, she never met a stranger. Mary loved playing cards. Bridge was her passion; she became a “Life Master.” She was a devoted mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother.
She is survived by her son, Robert Lynn and wife Linda of New Albany, son Ron Lynn and wife Jo Ann of Charlestown, son Larry Lynn and wife Judy of Charlestown; daughter Sandra Mason and husband Ted of New Albany; brother, Curtis Ochs Jr. and wife Bonnie of Bloomfield, Ky.; seven grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband; and her grandson, Jeff Mason.
Visitation will be held from 2 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 1, at Grayson Funeral Home in Charlestown, and after 9 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Expressions of sympathy may be made to Bellarmine University, Amedisys Hospice Care or the donor’s charity of choice. The family would like to extend a special thanks to Jessica, Rachel, and Lisa for their loving care.