Mary Gary Obituary

Mary E. Gary
Mary E. Gary
Mary E. Gary

October 24, 1925 - December 11, 2014
Born in Des Moines, IA
Resided in Clive, IA
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Mary Elizabeth Gary, 89, of Silvercrest at the Woodlands in Clive died Thursday, December 11, 2014, at HCI Kavanagh House Hospice in Des Moines. Visitation will be held at Iles Funeral Homes – Westover Chapel from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday including a 6 p.m. vigil service. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, December 16 at St. Pius X Catholic Church followed by burial at Glendale Cemetery.

Mary was born on October 24, 1925 in Des Moines to Rudolph and Irene (Loveless) Kerchberger. She was a graduate of Lincoln High School and Capital City Commercial College. Mary worked for 9 years in the insurance industry. She and James E. Gary married on April 19 1952 and made their home in Urbandale. Mary was a member of St. Pius X Church and the Mercy Auxiliary of Central Iowa. She spent years volunteering for the American Cancer Society and St. Pius X School.

Those left to cherish Mary's memory include two daughters, Kathleen (Eric) Fritz of Sacramento, CA and Debbie Grasso (Mark Harmon) of West Des Moines as well as nieces, nephews, and her beloved "Kitty." She was preceded in death by her husband, James in 1999; sister, Corinne Kerchberger and brother, Wayne Kerchberger.

The family wishes to extend special thanks to the staff of Silvercrest, Mercy West and the nurses at Kavanagh House. The family appreciates the special attention given to our mom by Pat Runkel, Steve Kerchberger, Debbie Werner, Sandy Kordick, and Anita Enos.

Memorial contributions may be directed to St. Pius X Church or the Animal Rescue League.

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Westover Funeral Home
6337 Hickman Road
Des Moines, IA US 50322
Monday, December 15, 2014
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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St. Pius X Catholic Church
3663 - 66th Street
Urbandale, IA US 50322
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
10:30 AM
Glendale Cemetery
4909 University Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50311
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
12:30 PM