Mary Naomi Covert Strawser, 90, of White Pigeon, passed away on Friday, Oct. 16, 2015 at Riverview Manor, Three Rivers.
Mary was born on Feb. 24, 1925 in Climax to the late Ezra and Bessie (Dunithan) Covert. She married Richard (Dick) Strawser on March 19, 1946 in Sturgis.
She is survived by a son, Randy Strawser and a daughter, Cindy Strawser both of White Pigeon, a daughter, Tandy Stutsman of Chicago, grandchildren, Chris (Amy), Cameron (Margaret), Chad (Kate) and Tyson (Jenna) Stutsman, Shawn (Holly) Strawser and Stacey (Todd) Wordelman, Spence (Charissa) Groves and 12 great-grandchildren.
Preceding her in death were her husband, Richard; her parents, Ezra and Bessie; brothers Elza, Dora and Joe Covert; and sister Cora Oswald.
Mary graduated from Scott High School in 1943 and during WWII supported the war effort by working at Penn Electronics. She was also employed at Kirsch Company, Sturgis Carbon Coated Company and Riverside Inn. She retired from Continental Paper Company after 25 years of employment.
She and her husband were owner/managers of S and S Apartments in White Pigeon.
Mary was a lover of the outdoors and made many memories camping and boating with family and friends.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to the dedicated and caring staff at Riverview Manor Three Rivers and Hospice for all they did for Mary.
In accordance with her wishes cremation has taken place. A private graveside service and burial of the ashes will take place at White Pigeon Township Cemetery. Arrangements are being taken care of by Farrand Funeral Home, White Pigeon.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests those wishing to make a memorial donation in Mrs. Strawser’s memory consider The Alzheimers Association National Office, 225 North Michigan Ave Fl. 17, Chicago, IL 60601.
I worked with her at Fonda(Continental Can). Mary was so much fun to be around. She had a great sense of humor and strong love for her children. Rest in peace, Mary.