Mary passed away peacefully and entered into Heaven on December 31, 2014, at the age of 93. She was retired from special transportation as a driver for handicapped children. She was currently of DeWitt, Michigan.
She enjoyed sewing, gardening, bowling, golfing, playing pool, and watching the Detroit Tigers and Atlanta Braves. She mostly enjoyed spending time with her family.
She was instrumental in establishing the Michigan Blind Bowlers Association along with the help of her husband. She bowled in several leagues where she was league secretary. She served as tournament director for the MI Blind Bowlers and was also a member of the Lansing Bowlers Hall of Fame and a lifelong member of South Church.
Mary was a kind, gentle, sweet, caring person who loved and respected everyone – always positive and finding “the good” in people. She always had a smile!
She was preceded in death by her husband, Millard; parents, Artie and Cordie Kruger; and sister, June Dyer. Surviving are her daughters, Connie Grace and Patricia (Dennis) Shaver; grandchildren, James (Connie) Himebaugh, Diane (David) Hammond and Ken (Shellie) Himebaugh; great-grandchildren, Gregory Hammond, Daniel (Jan) Himebaugh, Philip (Emily) Himebaugh, Mallory Zischke, Bradley Hammond and fiancée Allie Holschback, Amanda (Jeff) Kennedy, Holley (Padriac) MacDonald and Stephaney Himebaugh; two step great-grandsons, Nathan and Steven Baker; two darling great-great-granddaughters, Journey and Vada MacDonald; two sisters, Arlene Mott and Sue (Gerald) Burnham; several nieces and nephews; and many friends.
The funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 3, 2015, at the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel, with the Rev. David Brooks and Dr. Don Denyes officiating. Interment will follow in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. on Friday and from 9:00-10:00 a.m. on Saturday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to South Church or Hospice Advantage in Mary’s memory.