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Obituary of Mary Hesse
Mary M. Hesse, age 87, of Iowa City, died peacefully Wednesday October 11, 2017.
Funeral services will be held at 11am Monday, October 16, 2017, at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church with burial to follow at Memory Gardens Cemetery. There will be a time of visitation one hour prior to the services and again during the reception at the church following the burial. In lieu of flowers memorial donations can be made to Briarwood Health Care Center who so lovingly cared for Mary for nearly two years. Online condolences can be sent for her family though the funeral home website @ www.gayandciha.com.
Mary Maureen Sheeley was born August 31, 1930, in Waterloo, the daughter of Carrol and Lillian (Thieman) Sheeley. She attended Orange Township School in Black Hawk County, graduating valedictorian. She married Erich J. Hesse on September 11, 1949. Following their marriage she worked for many years as the bookkeeper for Erich’s painting business.
She was a member of Our Redeemer Lutheran Church where she participated in many senior activities. She enjoyed reading, cooking, collecting cookbooks, listening to music, playing Bingo and most of all, her grandchildren!
Her family includes her two daughters, Kathleen Bugg and Karen Warner (Harold) all of Iowa City; grandchildren, Nicole Berry (Greg), Rochelle Richard, Ericha TeBockhorst (Jordan), Jeremy Warner and Olivia Warner; great-grandchildren, Jade Gravelin, Taylor Moel, Jake Moel, Griffin Berry, and Graysen Berry; great-great granddaughter, Nelielle Wilson. She is also survived by her brothers, Donald Sheeley (Dorothy of Omaha, NE, and Douglas Sheeley (Cathy) of Waterloo. Mary was preceded in death by her parents and husband, Erich.
Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service is caring for Mary’s family and her services.