Mary Virginia Douglas

MARY VIRGINIA DOUGLAS Mary Virginia Douglas, age 99, passed away July 18, 2022, in St. Petersburg, FL, where she had been a resident of The Masonic Home of Florida for the past five years. She was born April 20, 2023, in Allen County, Ohio. She was the fifth daughter of Robert and Mima Florence (Umbaugh) Cloore. She graduated from LaFayette-Jackson High School in Lafayette, Allen County, Ohio, in 1941. She worked as a civilian at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base near Dayton, Ohio, during World War II. After the war she worked as a reservationist for Trans World Airlines (TWA) for seven years. She married Frank Faunce and had one son, Kerry Faunce, and lived in Connecticut before moving to Florida in January 1959. She and Frank moved to Moore Haven in 1963. In their spare time they became amateur archaeologists and collected fossil animal bones, teeth, and shells until Frank’s death in 1973. She married Ories Douglas in 1975 and the couple remained together until his death in 2019. She was a member of First United Methodist Church of Moore Haven and was active in many community activities, including making many appearances with Ories as Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus at Christmas. They loved to travel throughout the United States, often with friends and relatives as travel companions. She was an active member of the Order of Eastern Star for more than 50 years. In addition to her two husbands, she was preceded in death by four sisters, Vivian, Mildred, Helen, and Edna; stepsons Ories L. (Bob) Douglas Jr., and Albert Faunce; and a granddaughter, Stephanie. She is survived by her son, Kerry, and his wife Terri, of Gainesville, FL; a stepson, Frank Faunce of Fayetteville, GA; two stepdaughters, Diane Gasque of Evansville, IN, and Donna Mueller of Henderson, NV; a nephew Dennis Park, of Cridersville, OH; and several grandchildren. Visitation will begin at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, July 26, 2022, with a service to follow at 11:00 a.m. at First United Methodist Church of Moore Haven, 300 Avenue L. Akin-Davis Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.