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Mary Sturgis

CHESTER -- Miss Mary Elizabeth Sturgis, 59, of Palmetto Village, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2008, at her residence.

A native of Rock Hill, she was born March 12, 1949, a daughter of Ruth Hoke Sturgis of Rock Hill and the late Jesse Sturgis. Miss. Sturgis was a very devoted member of St. John' United Methodist Church and loved her family. She was a graduate of Rock Hill High School Class of 1969 and spent most of her life in Rock Hill.

A memorial service to celebrate the life of Miss Sturgis will be held today at 11 a.m. at St. John's United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Ken Owens and the Rev. Sandra King officiating. Interment will be at 10 a.m. at Grandview Memorial Park on Cherry Road prior to the service. The family will receive friends immediately following the service at the church.

Condolences can be made to the family at

Bass-Cauthen Funeral Home is serving the family.