Age 84, of Holt, MI, passed away November 28, 2019. She was born December 26, 1934, in Chuckey, TN, to the late B. Clay and Mildred Speer. Mary was a longtime active member of South Lansing Christian Church. She enjoyed leading Bible studies at Great Lakes Christian Homes and playing games, especially card games “Who’s under the Chicken?” Mary was a graduate of Milligan College and obtained master’s degree in Education. She retired from teaching both elementary education and music in both Illinois and Michigan.
Surviving are: her husband of 62 years, Ned; her 4 sons, Clay (Lee), Edwin (Teresa), Andrew (Julie), and Todd (Pam); 9 grandchildren, Susannah, Corrie, Kristin, Brandon, Jenna, Renee, Dustin, Mallory and Eric; 10 great-grandchildren, Hope, Owen, Keaton, Brooks, Gretta, Anderson, Lincoln, Josh, Jenna, Jamie, and a great-granddaughter on the way; sister, Thelma (Bill) Yoder; and 3 nephews and 1 niece, Jimmy, Mark, Paul, and Michelle, along with their families.
The funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, December 3, 2019, at the Estes-Leadley Holt/Delhi Chapel, with the Rev. Frank Weller and the Rev. George Stehle officiating. Interment will take place in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens, Dimondale. Her family will receive friends at the funeral home on Tuesday from 12:30 p.m. until service time at 2:00 p.m. Memorial contributions, in memory of Mary, may be made to a charity of one’s choice.