Mary Ann Pedde
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.