Mary Lee Horvath

Visitation: Friday, June 17, from 4-6PM 
Location: McGann Hay Granger Chapel (directions

Mary Lee Horvath, 76, passed away peacefully in her home June 14, 2016, with her husband and children at her side. She was born August 21, 1939 to the late James and Bertie (Mannon) Taylor in White County, Arkansas.

On December 8, 1956, Mary Lee married her high school sweetheart, William Horvath. They had nearly 60 wonderful years of marriage and found it very difficult to be away from each other for any reason throughout their long marriage. He survives. Also left to cherish her memory are her five children, William (Cathy) Horvath of Mishawaka, and Daniel Horvath, Alicia (Kurt) Webber, Michael Horvath and Amanda (Tim) Ceravolo, all of South Bend. She is also survived by her sister, Betty Gene Roach of Lakeville; 6 grandchildren, Courtney Horvath, Katie Michaels, Brantly Horvath, Erin Moskwinski, Benjamin Horvath and Noah Webber; 4 step-grandchildren, TJ Ceravolo, Tony Ceravolo, Abby Whitlow, Anna Ceravolo and 7 great-grandchildren, Madisyn, Daegan, Alyenna, Creegan, William, Madeline and Graham.

Mary Lee loved her family more than anything, and was fiercely loyal and protective of them. She was full of life and love and had a gift of making everyone she met feel like they had been long time friends. She enjoyed camping with her family, fishing, bowling, and dancing. She loved NASCAR, and with her husband, attended many Nascar races around the country. Mary Lee was very proud of her Native American heritage and with her husband helped support Native American causes throughout her life.

A memorial visitation will be held on Friday, June 17, from 4-6PM at the McGann Hay, Granger Chapel, 13260 SR 23, enter off Cherry Rd.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Center for Hospice Care, or to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. The family would like to thank all those who expressed concerns and said prayers for Mary Lee during her illness, including nurses and staff at Center for Hospice Care.

You may send your condolences to the family at McGannHay.com.