Mary Margaret (Huerter) Tipton, 80, of Marion, Iowa, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Tuesday, May 8, 2018, at the Rehabilitation Center of Lisbon.
Funeral service: 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 12, 2018, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Marion, Iowa, Father Mark Kwenin presiding.
Visitation: 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, May 11, 2018, at Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Marion, with a vigil service at 3:30 p.m. and a Rosary at 7 p.m. Burial at a later date at Fain Cemetery in Calhoun, Ga., where she will be laid to rest next to her husband and son.
Mary was born Aug. 4, 1937, in Kelly, Kan., the daughter of Lawrence and Radegunda (Enneking) Huerter. She graduated from Anamosa High School in 1955. On July 20, 1957, Mary was united in marriage to Daniel L. Tipton in Anamosa, Iowa. She worked in the health care field for many years in Moline, Ill., and Calhoun, Ga. Mary was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Marion, and the Women's Connection. While living in Calhoun, Ga., Mary was a member of St. Clements Catholic Church and was involved with St. Vincent De Paul. Mary enjoyed regular gatherings with her Anamosa High School classmates. She also enjoyed cooking, trying new recipes, traveling, camping, boating, playing cards, reading and working in her flower gardens. Mary was a devoted wife and loving mother and grandmother, who always loved spending time with her family.
Mary is survived by her children, Garry (Kathy) Tipton of Tampa, Fla., and Renee (Bret) Spars of Marion; siblings, JoAnn (CJ) Kehoe of Monticello, Iowa, Monica Crandall of Anamosa, Iowa, and Larry (Trudy) Huerter of Anamosa; grandchildren, Kayla and Amanda Spars and Daniel and Tyler Tipton; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Daniel L. Tipton in 2008; son, Danny C. Tipton, in 1993; and sister, Donna M. Miller in 2010.
The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank-you to the entire staff at the Rehabilitation Center of Lisbon and the Essence of Life Hospice Team. A special thank-you to Dina, Dawn, Sarah and Molly for the care given to Mary during her final days.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the family to be donated in her memory to a charity of Mary's choice.
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