Mary Vathis Spanolios, 97, of Tarpon Springs, died Monday, March 13, 2017.

She was born in Apalachicola to the late Nickolas and Despina Vathis, and came to Tarpon Springs 61 years ago. She was a member of St. Nicholas Cathedral. She was a secretary at Sunset Hills Elementary School for 27 years.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Marcus, siblings George V. Vathis, Costa N. Vathis, John Nick Vathis, Lula Vathis George, Helen Vathis Avirett and Tasso Nick Vathis.

She is survived by sons, Jim (Bernet) Spanolios, and Nick (Barbara) Spanolios Sr.; two grandchildren, Nicholas Spanolios Jr. and Marcus Spanolios; her namesake, Mary Elizabeth Vathis of Panama City; and other relatives.

Visitation was Wednesday, March 15, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Vinson Funeral Home, funeral service was at St. Nicholas Cathedral Thursday, March 16 at 11 a.m., with burial at Cycadia Cemetery.

Family requests contributions to St. Nicholas Cathedral. Vinson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.