Marietta 'Mary' Gerdes

Born on March 22, 1916

EDNA - Mary Gerdes, of Edna, passed away Tuesday, October 29, 2013 at the age of 97. She was born in Ingomar Mississppi, on March 22, 1916, to the late Henry Wade and Hollis Gray Nowlin.
Mary was a retired housekeeper and shared her love of playing cards and dominoes with her family and friends.
Mary is survived by her daughters, JoAnn Zajicek of Ganado, Elaine Smith (Jerry) of Edna; sisters, Gladys Green of Edna, Alene Braddock of Edna; Nine grandchildren; Twenty-Four great-grandchildren; Eleven great great-grandchildren and many loving family members.
Mary is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Joseph Gerdes; daughter, Linda Ermis; great grandson, Hardy Riggs; sisters, Ida Brieten and Addie Dittrick.
Visitation will be Thursday, October 31, 2013, 5-7pm. A rosary to be recited at 7pm, at Oaklawn Funeral Home. A Graveside Service will be held at 11 am, Friday, November 1, 2013, at Memory Gardens Cemetery. Reverend Michael Petering will be officiating.
Pallbearers are Charles Zajiek, Barth Smith and Glen Ermis. Honorary pallbearers will be Robert Zajiek, Derek Steadham, John Riggs, Cameron Moore, Mason Moore, Clayton Kunz, Chase Kunz, Holt Ermis and Ty Ermis.
Arrangements are under the direction of Oaklawn Funeral Home in Edna, 361-782-2221.



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