Mary Nord-Ignat was the sister of Eric and Evan Nord, and the only daughter of Walter and Virginia. 

She was a member of Christ Church, and was a member and secretary of the board of directors of Allen Hospital. In addition she was a member of the League of Women Voters, past president of the Visiting Nurse Association, and member of the Ohio Mental Health Association. 

She and her husband Joseph, had two sons, David and Joseph.