Obituary for Mary Carey

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Mary Carey

March 26, 1922 - July 17, 2020

Mary Carey, longtime Worthington resident, passed away on July 17, 2020. She was preceded in death by 24 days by her husband of 76 years, Ken. Mary was born in St. Paul, Minnesota on March 26, 1922. She spent most of her childhood in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Her parents, John and Metta Williams, as well as her brothers, John and Lester, preceded her in death. After Mary and Ken were married during wartime in 1943, they began a family that grew to 8 children. Their journey eventually took them to Worthington in the early 1960s where they lived the rest of their years. Mary was a member of the Worthington Presbyterian Church and former Deacon. Through this, she volunteered significate time with the elderly residents of Stafford Village. Mom was an extraordinary mother, seamstress, baker, and gardener. The Worthington Garden Club made note of the collection of roses in her yard with many honors, and her homemade sweet rolls were a welcome gift to all at Christmas time. Mary is survived by her children, Linda (Andy) Anderson, John (Diane), Donna Savage, Robert (Karen), Mary Carey Gray, Ruth Carey (Jim) Schader, Ken (Patti), and Doug (Carol Mapes). Surviving grandchildren, Karen (Alex) Hyder, Bob (Beth) Anderson, Susan (Gerald) Lefebvre, Mike (Theresa) Carey, Carolyn (Jim) Rogers, Julie (Vince) Wright, Colleen Carey, Sean (Stephanie) Savage, Jim Savage, Dan (Kelly) Savage, Michelle Gray, Amanda Gray, Erin (Jay) Bryner, Colin (Laura) Runkle, John Carey, Kevin Carey, Bryan (Kaitlyn) Carey, Sarah (Brian) Sleboda, Kyle (Alex) Carey, and Liza Carey. Also surviving are 32 great grandchildren. A gathering in memory of Mary and Ken is being planned for the weekend of August 29-30.

Pat Spreen posted on July 21, 2020

Patricia (Bangs) Spreen The Bangs Family extends our deepest sympathy to your family with the loss of our dear neighbors. I was fortunate to have visited both Ken and Mary in February where they lived. What a lovely visit of reminiscing we three had.

William & Sharyn Morse posted on July 21, 2020

Our deepest sympathy to all of your family in the recent passing now of both your parents. Years of memories for the Morse Family talking to your parents, going to see the new flowers or shrubs they had planted in their yard or hearing Ken playing with the Worthington Band on the Village Green. Ken & Mary were devoted to each other and raised such a caring family. Such good family memories to hold on to in the days ahead.

John D Shingledecker posted on July 21, 2020

A sad loss for sure— but, what an exceptional life Mrs Carey led. Her caring & sweet disposition, combined with her 76 year marriage to Mr Carey is a testament to who she was. Always a joy to see her—- from a 5 year-old kid to recent years, I feel so lucky to have known her & the family.


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