Mary DeMark Allgood, 103, of New Middletown, Ohio passed away Saturday, May 23, 2020 at Mercy Health – St. Elizabeth Boardman Hospital.
Born September 2, 1916 in Wampum, PA, she was the daughter of the late Peter and Theresa (Aiello) DeMark. She was married to John E. Allgood MD for 31 years when he died in 1973.
Mary graduated from Wampum High School in 1935. The first in her family to attend college, Mary graduated from Slippery Rock University with a Teaching Degree. She began her teaching career in Frizzleburg, Pa where she taught in a one room school house. She also taught in West Pittsburg, Pa, and then in Poland, Ohio where she retired after 30 years. Mary was a member of the Poland Education Association, a life member of the Ohio Education Association, life member of the National Education Association, member of the Mahoning Retired Teachers Association, Ohio Retired Teachers Association, and The International Reading Association. She received a number of awards including, Teacher of the Year, Service Award for her Dedication from the Poland Education Association, and was honored by the Mahoning County Retired Teacher Association for being the oldest. The Village of New Middletown honored her with a Proclamation for turning 100 years old. She was a member of the Alumni Association of Slippery Rock University and the American Association of University Women. For 17 years, Mary enjoyed meeting with the Retired Teacher’s Lunch Group. She received ribbons at the Canfield County Fair for her cursive writing skills. Mary was a member of St. Paul the Apostle Church in New Middletown and enjoyed attending the First Friday Club of Greater Youngstown for many years. She loved reading, sewing, crocheting, knitting, baking, cooking, collecting cookbooks, and restoring her historical home. She will be deeply missed by family and friends.
Survivors include three daughters, Mary Ann Allgood of New Middletown, OH, Joan (fiancé, Dennis Wittway) Hinkle of Boardman, OH, Kathleen (Clyde) Widener of Boardman; three grandsons, Richard Hinkle of Boardman, Jay (Michelle) Widener of Glenshaw, PA, Jeffrey Widener of Shenango Twp.; and a great grandson, Jack Widener.
She was also preceded in death by sisters, Grace DeMark and Virginia Rose DeMark; grandson, John Widener, and great grandson, Luke Widener.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held at Holy Redeemer Church followed by interment in Holy Redeemer Cemetery in Ellwood City, PA.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Marshall Funeral Home, Wampum, PA.
Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.
I will miss the twinkle in your eyes, like you knew a secret.
Mary Ann , you have our deepest heartfelt sympathy on your mothers passing. From the officers, staff and members of St. George Croatian Club
Tim Komara President
St. George Croatian Club
My deepest sympathy to the family of Mary. I am sure she will be surely missed. Jan Elliot
What a wonderful, long life she lived! This women made an impact on my life at a very very young age. She was my 2nd grade teacher in Poland in the late 60s and I still, to this day, recall her kindness. May be strange to say at a time like this, and you may get a little chuckle out of this, but when asking my favorite teacher for verification questions on the internet, it is always Allgood! (And no, they weren’t all good, but Mrs. Allgood was!) May she Rest In Peace and I’m sure she will have an extraordinarily heavenly life. You have my deepest condolences.
A former student
Wow 103 what a life she lived. I did not know her but work with Jeff her Grandson. He spoke very fondly of her and I can tell she was Very loved. God bless your family with peace and comfort during this difficult time.
I had Mrs. Allgood for my first grade teacher many years ago in Poland, OH. I can honestly say that Mrs. Allgood was one of the kindest teachers I ever had. She treated her students fairly and tried to find the positive in everyone. You always walked out of her classroom with your head held a little bit higher than when you walked in. I’m sorry about your loss but I just wanted you to know the lasting impact your loved one had on a now 42 year old woman. Thank you for sharing her with us! She truly made a difference to so many people.
Our sympathy to your family on the passing of your mother.
May the Lord comfort you and give you peace.
Mrs. Allgood was my second grade teacher in the early ‘70s. I remember her fondly, as well as her love of reading and hand writing. She has a long legacy of many well-prepared students. I’m sure she was a big part of my success as a civil engineer. I’m very glad to read she lived a long and fulfilling life. My condolences to the family.