She was born on July 16, 1928, in Grayling, Michigan. Mom attended Mason Community Church, where she was an active member. Mary was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Otto Heikkila, Jr., her son, Richard A. Heikkila, two daughters, Barbara K. Heikkila and Rebecca (Heikkila) Perrine, and sister, Barb Cross.
She is survived by 5 of her children Marilyn Stiles, Marjorie (Dan) McKenzie, Hubert (Savonya) Heikkila, Marie (Wayne) Myer, all of Mason, Joseph (Karen) Heikkila of Bath; 22 grandchildren; 43 great-grandchildren; 15 great-great-grandchildren; and siblings, Bob Waite, Birdie Evans, Hub (Marilyn) Waite, Rich (Sharon) Waite, and Ellen (Bill) Carpenter.
The funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, March 22, 2012, at Mason Community Church, 1000 E. Columbia Rd., with Pastor Steven Malson officiating. Interment will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery. The family will receive friends Wednesday at the Estes-Leadley Holt/Delhi Chapel from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made in Mary’s memory to Mason Community Church.