Mary Pedde

Mary Ann Pedde

1945 - 2018

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Obituary of Mary Pedde

Mary Ann Pedde went to be with the Lord early Friday morning, July 6 in Ann Arbor Michigan while with her family, following a nine-year battle with ovarian cancer.

She was born on October 2, 1945 in Atlanta Georgia to John A. and Jessie Beatrice (Ward) Black, who preceded her in death. She was a graduate of Auburn University and Georgia State University.  She married Dennis Pedde on August 11, 1979 in Chicago, and is survived by him, daughter Meredith, son-in-law Gabriel Ehrlich, and grand-daughter Beatrice. 

She was a partner in church ministry with her husband and spent the last 20 years of her life as a legal advocate for the Domestic Violence Intervention Program.  She received the Pat Meyer Vision Award in 2009 for her work with victims of DV, and also was a speaker at the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women in March 2013.

A memorial and columbarium service will be held on Thursday, July 12, 2018 at 3:30pm, at First Presbyterian Church of Iowa City at 2701 Rochester Avenue; Dr. Rev. Samuel Massey, officiating.  In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the First Presbyterian Church of Iowa City in honor of Mary Ann, and/or the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund Alliance  To share a thought, memory or condolence with her family please visit the funeral home website @


Funeral Service

3:30 pm
Thursday, July 12, 2018
First Presbyterian Church
2701 Rochester Avenue
Iowa City, Iowa, United States