|Mary A. Herman|
|September 18, 1932 - May 24, 2012|
|of Davenport, IA, formerly of Rock Island, IL|
|Visitation: 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 29, 2012 at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, 3030 - 7th Ave., Rock Island, IL|
|Mass of Christian Burial: 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, May 30, 2012 at St. Pius X Catholic Church, corner of 24th St. & 31st Ave., Rock Island, IL|
|Interment: May 30, 2012 at Calvary Mausoleum, Rock Island, IL |
| Mary A. Herman, 79, of Davenport, IA, formerly of Rock Island, died Thursday May 24, 2012 at Iowa Masonic Health Care, Bettendorf, IA.|
Services are 10:00 a.m. Wednesday at St. Pius X Catholic Church, Rock Island. Entombment will be at Calvary Cemetery- Mausoleum, Rock Island. Visitation will be 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Tuesday at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, 3030 – 7th Ave., Rock Island. Memorials may be made to Iowa Masonic Health Care, Bettendorf.
Mary was born September 18, 1932 in Hamilton, OH, the daughter of Paul L. Marcum and Margaret Downie Marcum. She was raised in Dayton, Ohio, graduating from Julienne High School for girls in Dayton. She also attended the University of Dayton.
She married Alfonso D. Herman in 1952. They had four children, Joyce, Michael, Sally, and Mary Kay.
Mary was employed by United Air Lines, retiring in 1995 after 32 years. Thirty of those years were spent at SATO Travel at the Rock Island Arsenal, where she made governmental travel arrangements. Previously, she was employed by Trans World Air Lines for four years in Dayton.
Mary was a member of St. Pius X Catholic Church, Rock Island, where she did volunteer work for many years. She was active for 20 years in the Womens Traffic Club of the Quad Cities. She enjoyed travel, her home, shopping, socializing, and her monthly “Golden Girls” meetings.
Our mom was a tremendous person. She was the best mom we could ever have hoped for. We know she enjoyed every day to the fullest. And her love of life was infectious to us and all who knew her.
The fact that she worked for United Air Lines opened her world to traveling the globe, as well as, sometimes hopping on a plane to go shopping for the day in Denver. We were included in many of her impromptu trips, like last minute exciting trips to Disneyland.
She treasured her home, beautiful furniture, and her pearl white Cadillac! There are not enough words to express our deep connection and love for her. She will be deeply missed.
Those left to cherish her memory are her children (and spouses), Joyce (Roger) Peet, Davenport, IA, Michael Herman, Sherrard, IL, and Mary Kay Herman, and her life-partner, Diane Burden, both of Peoria, IL; son-in-law, Steve Snell, Fort Wayne, IN; grandchildren, Angela Herman, Eric (Molly) Herman, Shawn (Gina) Herman, Doug Snell, and Ashley Snell; great-grandchildren, Austin, Chase, Madison, and Zoey; and numerous nieces, nephews, and other relatives.
Mary is preceded in death by her parents, her daughter, Sally Snell, and her brother, Douglas L. Marcum.
Mary’s family wishes to express a very special thanks to the loving and compassionate staff of Hospice Compassus and Iowa Masonic Health Care for providing such fabulous, tender care to our mom.
Bill and Mariann are former classmates at Our Lady Of Mercy School in Dayton OH
Mariann graduated from Juliene in 1950 with Mary. We both extend our sympathy to Mary's family.
-- William and Mariann Link Paton
I am so sorry for your loss. My symapthy to all of the family. Mary was a very nice person, I knew her from the airport and also the Arsenal.
-- Karen Davidson
Thinking of your mom with fond memories, and offering my sympathies to you all for the loss of one so dear to you.
-- Sybil Fisher Kizer (Moline, IL)
Our deepest sympathy in the loss of your mother. Sally came to take her hand and bring her home.
-- Walt & Diana Weber
Austin you have our deepest sympathy at the loss of your Great Grandma
Greg, Jeanie, and Mollee
-- Greg, Jeanie, and Mollee Larson
We are all so sorry to hear about Mary's passing. Even though we haven't seen her for a while, we will always remember the early years when we all got together at the farm. I always enjoyed the few visits I had with Mary later on. All such good memories. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Love, Aunt Jo, Bill, Terry, Tim, Kathy & Sue
-- Joan Neary & Family
Joyce, I am so sorry to hear of your mom's passing, it is such a hard thing. It sounds like she had a great, full life, cherish the memories.
-- Karen Cooper
(Revelation 21:4 states) And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.”
-- Alvera Conyers
We often drive by the home on 30th street and think of you all. We have so many wonderful memories of watching Mary play basketball and visiting with family members. We wish you all many wonderful memories and we send our prayers.
-- Richard and Gail Parsons