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Mary Ann Pedde

MARY ANN PEDDE
Iowa City

Mary Ann Pedde went to be with the Lord early Friday morning, July 6, 2018, in Ann Arbor, Mich., while with her family, following a nine-year battle with ovarian cancer.
She was born Oct. 2, 1945, in Atlanta, Ga., to John A. and Jessie Beatrice (Ward) Black. They preceded her in death. She was a graduate of Auburn University and Georgia State University. She married Dennis Pedde on Aug. 11, 1979, in Chicago, and is survived by him; daughter, Meredith; son-in-law, Gabriel Ehrlich; and granddaughter, Beatrice.
She was a partner in church ministry with her husband and spent the last 20 years of her life as a legal advocate for the Domestic Violence Intervention Program. She received the Pat Meyer Vision Award in 2009 for her work with victims of DV, and also was a speaker at the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women in March 2013.
A memorial and columbarium service will be held at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, July 12, at First Presbyterian Church of Iowa City, 2701 Rochester Ave. Dr. Rev. Samuel Massey will officiate.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the First Presbyterian Church of Iowa City in honor of Mary Ann and/or the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund Alliance; https://ocrfa.org/.
To share a thought, memory or condolence with her family, please visit the funeral home website at www.gayandciha.com.