Mary E. Stair, age 65, of Bradford Woods Rd., Jamestown passed away Thursday morning, December 2, 2021 in her residence after a three year struggle with ALS.

She was born in Pittsburgh on February 15, 1956 a daughter of Edwin and Georgia (Spohrer) Harper. She was a 1974 graduate of South Hills High School. She was a certified dietitian from HACC and would help people in the community with nutrition. She was employed as a waitress at Red Lobster in Meadville. She was a member of St. Margaret Mission Church, Jamestown. Mary enjoyed Pymatuning Lake, making jewelry, and truly enjoyed spending time with family, she was an avid outdoors person.

In addition to her husband of 34 years, James; she is survived by a daughter, Jamie Eisler and her husband Sandy of Hermitage; two sons, Jason Stair of Jamestown and James Stair of Gettysburg; a grandson, Sandy James Eisler; Mary was one of eleven children including her twin brother; many nieces and nephews also survive. She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother Alan Harper.

A Memorial Mass will be held at 10:00am on Saturday, May 28, 2022 in St. Margaret Mission, 701 Denver St., Jamestown with Rev. Christopher Barnes, Pastor of the church as celebrant. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Margaret Mission, 701 Denver St., Jamestown, PA 16134 or ALS Association, 1300 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 600 Arlington, VA 22209. Arrangements have been entrusted to Loutzenhiser-Randall Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 416 Liberty St., Jamestown.




  1. Kim ( DeBasi) Chester Kim ( DeBasi) Chester
    December 6, 2021    

    My sincere sympathies to the family . Mary was a childhood friend to me growing up on Creedmore Ave. She had been in my daily prayers since learning of her struggle . May you all find peace in your loving memories and knowing that Mary has truly earned her place in our Fathers house . Continued prayers for you all .❤️

  2. Lori Slagle Lori Slagle
    December 6, 2021    

    You have my deepest sympathy and sincere condolences on your loss. I will miss Mary. God bless all of you.

  3. Joseph Harper Joseph Harper
    December 6, 2021    

    My sweet twin Sister Mary. No more suffering. Have you always in my ❤️

  4. Renée (Marculaitis) Kalnas Renée (Marculaitis) Kalnas
    December 7, 2021    

    My deepest condolences for your family. I grew up two doors away from the Harper family and have fond memories of us growing up. I have had Mary in my daily prayers and will continue to do so for all of you. As the days and week pass, and all of you return to life’s routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.

  5. Linda Zeker Bertrand Linda Zeker Bertrand
    December 7, 2021    

    My sincerest condolences

  6. Clarissa Silva Clarissa Silva
    December 12, 2021    

    Mary was such an amazing friend and mentor. She always mentored and loved others. She was known as great mom and I always admired how holistic her home was. She opened up her home and heart to many kids that were not her own. Her love was radiant and she had the purest of hearts. While she loved on so many people she always made family her number one priority; teaching others the importance of family. Mary taught me a lot about faith, nutrition and life in general. In many ways she showed me how to be a good mom to my own children by simply watching how much she loved hers. My condolences to Jim and the family.

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