Mary Hesse

Mary Hesse

WATERLOO — Mary Maureen Hesse, 87, of Iowa City, died Wednesday, Oct. 11.

She was born Aug. 31, 1930, in Waterloo, daughter of Carrol and Lillian Thieman Sheeley. She married Erich J. Hesse on Sept. 11, 1949.

She attended Orange Township School in Black Hawk County. Following marriage, Mary worked for many years as the bookkeeper for Erich’s painting business. She was a member of Our Redeemer Lutheran Church where she participated in many senior activities.

Survived by: two daughters, Kathleen Bugg and Karen (Harold) Warner, all of Iowa City; her grandchildren, Nicole (Greg) Berry, Rochelle Richard, Ericha (Jordan) TeBockhorst, Jeremy Warner and Olivia Warner; her great-grandchildren, Jade Gravelin, Taylor Moel, Jake Moel, Griffin Berry, and Graysen Berry; her great-great granddaughter, Nelielle Wilson; her brothers, Donald (Dorothy) Sheeley of Omaha, Neb., and Douglas (Cathy) Sheeley of Waterloo.

Preceded in death by: her parents; and her husband.

Services: 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 16, at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, with burial to follow in Memory Gardens Cemetery, both in Iowa City. There will be a time of visitation one hour prior to the services and again during the reception at the church following the burial. Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service, Iowa City, assisted the family.

Memorials in lieu of flowers: can be made to Briarwood Health Care Center.

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Mary enjoyed reading, cooking, collecting cookbooks, listening to music, playing Bingo and, most of all, her grandchildren.

the life of: Mary M. Hesse (1930-2017)
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