She was born on Oct. 19, 1916, in Sidney, Ind., to Samuel and Awilda (Boyer) Meloy. She graduated from Sidney High School and was married in 1936 to Paul E. Ladd who preceded her in death in 1970. She was a homemaker and was a lifetime Kosciusko County resident, having moved to North Webster in 1952. She was raised in the United Brethren Church.
Mary is survived by a daughter: Sharon (Larry) Zieske, Billings, Mont.; two son: Gene Ladd, North Webster; and Phil (Carol) Ladd, Kimmell, Ind.; 11 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren, and one great-great-granddaughter.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and 15 brothers and sisters.
Visitation will be from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, July 20, at Owen Family Funeral Home, North Webster. Funeral services will follow at 3 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home with Pastor Dennis Judy officiating. Private burial will take place at Oakwood Cemetery in Warsaw, Ind.
Memorial bequest may be given to New Hope Pet Rescue, 9326 N. 500 E., Syracuse, IN 46567. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.