Mary Alice Champion, 82


Mary Alice Champion 82, of Bergholz, passed away Friday, Dec. 18, 2015, in her home after a long battle with cancer. She was a caregiver for many people over the years and was Christian by faith.

Born March 24, 1933, on Pine Grove Ridge, she was a daughter of the late George and Bertha Dowdell DeNoon.

Mary is survived by her loving husband, Charles Robert “Bob” Champion; two sons, Bob (Connie) Champion of Malvern and Todd Champion of Hopedale; daughter, Cheryl Taylor of Dellroy; three brothers, Fred DeNoon, Howard DeNoon, and Carl DeNoon; seven grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death her son, Greg Champion; brother, Bill DeNoon; and sister, Georgia Shepherd.

Funeral services were held Dec. 21 in Everhart-Bove Funeral Home in Bergholz with Pastor Dave Miller officiating. Burial followed in Bergholz cemetery. View obituary and send condolences online at