Mary Barker Ironside

November 16, 1919 - March 9, 2020 Lancaster, PA | Age 100 Loving Mother, Grandmother, Great Grandmother and Friend.

Mrs. Mary Barker Ironside, age 100 of Lancaster, formerly of Kennett Square, passed away on Monday, March 9, 2020 at Conestoga View Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Lancaster. She was the wife of the late Donald F. Ironside. Born on November 16, 1919 in Damascus, VA, she was the daughter of the late Ambrose R. and Alice (Morgan) Barker.

Mrs. Ironside was an outstanding cook and baker. She loved chocolate, traveling and reading. Most of all, she loved her family.

Mrs. Ironside is survived by her daughters, Donna Smith (Paul) and Brenda Hughes (Jack), grandchildren Don Smith (Cal Brackin), Paula Smith, and Dawn Copado (John) and great-grandchildren Julia Hughes, Caitlyn Siembab, Brandon Copado, and Madison Copado. She will also be remembered by her son-in-law Winston Mariott and a granddaughter-in-law Christina Hughes.

In addition to her husband and parents, Mrs. Ironside is preceded in death by her daughter Alice Ann Mariott and grandson Jason Hughes
Friends will be received on Monday, March 16, 2020 from 10-11 AM at the Kuzo Funeral Home, 250 W. State St., Kennett Square, PA 19348 where services will begin at 11 AM. Interment will follow at Union Hill Cemetery, Kennett Square.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Mary B. Ironside may be made to Conestoga View, 900 E. King St., Lancaster, PA 17602.

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Conestoga View

In memory of Mary B. Ironside
900 East King Street
Lancaster, PA 17602



March 16, 2020 10:00-11:00 Kuzo Funeral Home
250 West State Street
Kennett Square, PA

Funeral Service

March 16, 2020 11:00 Kuzo Funeral Home
250 West State Street
Kennett Square, PA


March 16, 2020 Union Hill Cemetery
Kennett Square, PA


  1. Hi Donna and Brenda. I’m sorry to hear of your Mother’s passing. “Aunt” Mary and “Uncle Donald” and your family were always a happy and warm household to be in. I know my Mom always considered their selves literal sisters and your Mother was certainly a favorite Aunt.
    Ironically I guess, today marks a year to date since Lani passed. I know she grew to love and appreciate your Mother on the several times we were able to visit both before and after our marriage. Our children all have special memories of her love and kindness too.
    I hope we can stay in touch. The phone number I had is no longer valid.
    My email is:
    Love and condolences,
    Jon Hettinger

    Jon Hettinger | March 19, 2020 at 4:25 PM
  2. My deepest condolences to your family at this time. We knew Mary as, Aunt Mary and considered her family. She was my Nana’s (Elizabeth Barker Hettinger) best friend. I will never forget visiting Mary one summer and she made us the best sub sandwiches. So many more great memories that live on. Love to you all during this difficult time.

    Lisa Hettinger Foust | March 19, 2020 at 4:09 PM
  3. So sorry to hear of your beautiful mother’s passing. We’ll all miss her kind heart and her grace. Skip and Jason wanted me to offer their prayers and love to you all, and our admiration for the wonderful strong family you have been over her lifetime.

    Mike Rush | March 16, 2020 at 1:36 PM
  4. I have some great childhood memories of spending time with Jason at Mrs. Ironside’s home in Kennett Square. I am sorry to hear of her passing and extend our deepest condolences to your family.

    Dewey Murr | March 15, 2020 at 8:49 PM
  5. Deepest sympathies to all of you!
    Love, The Kiesenhofers

    Terri | March 15, 2020 at 12:38 PM
  6. Heartfelt sympathy and prayers to the whole family, obviously she was much of the love and glue among you all. May discovering how important remembrance is, as part of your journey, bring healing and comfort as you grieve this loss. Love, Mark & Abby King

    Abigail King | March 13, 2020 at 9:51 AM
  7. Aunt Mary was always a positive light in the surrounding darkness of life. She and my Mother, Beth Hettinger (Barker), were great friends. Aunt Mary often would encourage my Mother when she had concerns and was feeling down. I’m certain that they are having a great reunion now with all those who have passed on. My sympathies to you all for the separation we now have to endure but have faith that we will all see our loved ones again in the future.

    Kevin and Leslie Hettinger | March 13, 2020 at 7:12 AM
  8. My love and sympathy to the family. Rembering all in my prayers. Mary was a special and beautiful lady.

    Price Hayes | March 13, 2020 at 5:46 AM
  9. I’m so sorry for the loss of your Mom. I have found memories of being/playing at your house when Alice Ann and I were little. May you and your family find the peace you need at this sad time.

    Donna Shumate Dove | March 12, 2020 at 9:06 PM
  10. Donna and Famiy Sorry for your loss, She was a sweet lady always with a smile on her face May she R I P and may God give you all lot of comfort during this time of sorrow, Ana & Martin

    ANA FELICIANO | March 12, 2020 at 7:12 PM
  11. Thinking of all of you at this time.May the Lord hold you close and bless you. Your friend from the 1950’s Jean Anderson Magnuson

    Jean Magnuson | March 12, 2020 at 6:46 PM
  12. Oh girls, I am so so sorry. You two were so good t her obviously. She is such a great part of my memories growing up. My love to you.

    Sherry Coates | March 12, 2020 at 6:42 PM
  13. I am so sorry . Praying for peace and comfort! Your Mother certainly was a beautiful lady!

    Freda Crabtree | March 12, 2020 at 6:17 PM
  14. So sorry for your loss to the whole family. Paula receive my deepest condolences from my part. Rest in peace. She is in good hands.

    Carmen Graves-cancel | March 12, 2020 at 5:47 PM
  15. My heartfelt sympathy in the passing of your lovely mother.🙏🙏❤❤

    Carolyn Henderson | March 12, 2020 at 4:23 PM

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