Mary Mackey

Mary Mackey

Thursday, January 1st, 1925 Sunday, February 28th, 2021

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Obituary for Mary Elizabeth Mackey (Frey)

Mary Elizabeth Mackey, 96, of Chambersburg, passed away Sunday, February 28, 2021 at The Shook Home. Born January 1, 1925 in Chambersburg, she was the daughter of the late David Walter and Mabel Henry Frey. Mrs. Mackey was a 1943 graduate of the former Chambersburg High School. She was the former owner/manager of the Credit Bureau of Greater Chambersburg and Mackey Dairy Equipment. She was a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church where she served as a Lay Leader; Sunday School Teacher; and was a member of the United Methodist Women. She was a former member of the Chambersburg Business and Professional Women; the Chambersburg Hospital Auxiliary; and volunteered with Habitat for Humanity. Her husband, John F. Mackey, Jr., whom she married August 23, 1947, preceded her in death on July 17, 1974.

She is survived by six children, Gretchen Mackey, Brian Mackey, Nina Himes (Gary), Daryl Mackey (Diane), and Lisa Etter (Emery), all of Chambersburg, and Lucinda Peiffer (Bruce) of Downers Grove, IL; thirteen grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; and four step-great grandchildren. She is also survived by two sisters-in-laws, Bertha (late James Leslie) Frey of Chambersburg and Helen (late David) Frey of Florida. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a grandson, Daryl John Mackey; and three brothers, Russell, David, and James Leslie Frey.

A public visitation will be held from 6:00-9:00 PM Friday, March 5, 2021 at Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 333 Falling Spring Road, Chambersburg, PA. Services and interment in Lincoln Cemetery will be private.

Contributions in her memory may be made to United Methodist Women, c/o St. Paul United Methodist Church, 750 Norland Avenue, Chambersburg, PA 17201, or to Habitat for Humanity of Franklin County, 1502 Lincoln Way East, Chambersburg, PA 17202.

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  • Visitation

    Friday, March 5th, 2021 | 6:00pm - 9:00pm
    Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home
    333 Falling Spring Rd.
    Friday, March 5th, 2021
    6:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Interment

    Lincoln Cemetery
    Address not given
Services will be private

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Karen Arnold

Thoughts and prayers to all.
I have many fond memories of working at the Credit Bureau in the 1970’s.
Mary will be remembered as a very sweet and kind lady.
With deepest sympathies,
Karen McLaren Arnold
Comment | Posted at 04:19pm via Condolence

Edward N. Wentz

To all in Mary's extended family of loved ones, may God bless you with peace and strength throughout your sadness and grief.
With our love, Karen and Ed Wentz.
Comment | Posted at 09:58am via Condolence

Matthew Etter

Dearest Lisa, Emery, Mary and Chris, Emery, Anna, Clara and Elaine, we are deeply saddened by the passing of your beautiful mom and grandmother. We are blessed to have known her. we pray that her soul may rest in the presence of our Heavenly Father. Our thoughts and prayers for your comfort and peace
Comment | Posted at 07:26pm via Condolence

Diane Farrow Behot

So sorry for your loss. Mary was a lovely lady and a good friend to my Mom and Dad. Deepest sympathy from Diane Farrow Behot
Comment | Posted at 03:04pm via Condolence

Pamela McLaughlin

My thoughts and prayers are with Mary’s family in this time of loss.
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