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Mary L. (Woods) Greer

November 12, 1925 ~ February 20, 2017 (age 91)

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Graveside Service
February 23, 2017

10:30 AM
Aspen Grove Cemetery
2043 Sunnyside
Burlington, IA 52601

Mary L. Greer, 91, of Burlington, died at 4:03 PM Monday, February 20, 2017, at the Great River Klein Center in West Burlington.

Born November 12, 1925, in Macomb, IL, she was the daughter of Guy and Gladys Jones Woods. On October 20, 1979, she married George Greer in Waterloo. 

Mary was a seamstress and assisted the local police departments with sewing their patches on their uniforms.

She was of the Christian faith.

She loved traveling, gardening, crocheting, listening to music and watching her grandchildren.  Mary read the newspaper every morning and usually was up before the paper was delivered. 

Survivors include two sons, Michael Bedenbender of Burlington and Marvin Bedenbender of Burlington; two daughters, Connie Bedenbender of Brownsville, TX and Sheila Gonzalez of Burlington; 16 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren and 14 great-great-grandchildren..

Mary is preceded in death by her parents; her husband; two sons, James Griswold and Kenneth Griswold; one daughter, Verna Schmitz; one brother, Donald Woods; one sister, Norma Inghram; two grandsons, Norman and Todd and one great-grandchildren.

The Graveside Committal Service for Ms. Greer will be 10:30 AM Thursday, February 23, 2017, at Aspen Grove Cemetery. Those wishing to attend the service will meet at the Sunnyside Avenue gate prior to the service for a procession to the gravesite. 

In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established for the family.

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