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Mary Ann (Sandwith) Root

June 14, 1927 ~ January 9, 2024 (age 96) 96 Years Old

Mary Ann Root Obituary

Mary Ann Root, 96, passed away 11:00am Tuesday, January 9, 2024 in the Sanctuary at Holy Cross.

Mary Ann was born on June 14, 1927 in Independence, KS to Alfred and Mary (Jackson) Sandwith.  On December 26, 1952 she married James O. Root.  He died on January 31, 1986.  Mary Ann was also preceded in death by two sons Paul Barrett and Jim Root and three brothers Alfred Sandwith, Carl Sandwith, and Charles Sandwith.

Surviving are four sons John Barrett, David (Jan) Barrett, George (Val) Root, and Joe Root, a daughter-in-law Gail Root, 12 grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren and a brother Jack Sandwith.

Mary Ann retired from the South Bend Community School Corp. in 1991 after 18 years as a tutor.  She was a member of Immanuel United Methodist Church and served at worship chair for over 40 years. She was a volunteer for 23 years at the History Museum, a volunteer for Busy Hands, House Manager for Copshoholm and a member of Tri Harmony Chorus. 

The family would like to thank Ascent Hospice and all the caregivers at the Sanctuary at Holy Cross for their care for Mary Ann.

Funeral services will be celebrated at 10:00am Saturday, January 20, 2024, in Immanuel United Methodist Church.  Burial will follow in Southlawn Cemetery.  Viewing will take place from 2-6 Friday in the Zahoran Funeral Home, 1826 Kemble Avenue.   Memorial contributions may be made to the Immanuel Memorial fund.  To leave an online condolence, visit our website http://www.zahoran.com or our Facebook page Zahoran Funeral Home.

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January 19, 2024

2:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Zahoran Funeral Home
1826 S. Kemble Ave
South Bend, IN 46613

Funeral Service
January 20, 2024

10:00 AM
Immanuel Church
1211 W. Ewing
South Bend, IN 46613

January 20, 2024

11:30 AM
Southlawn Cemetery
61300 Us 31 South
South Bend, IN 46614


Immanuel United Methodist Church Memorial Fund
1211 W. Ewing Avenue, South Bend IN 46613


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