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Mary Weir’s life began March 8, 1933, in St. Joseph, Michigan. Mary was a proud lifelong resident of Southwest Michigan. She graduated Watervliet High School in 1950. After high school Mary went on to become a dedicated employee at Jewel Foods and also worked 20 years at Voice of Music (VM). She continued on to work for Heath Company before finally retiring from Whirlpool. Mary was fiercely independent and hard working.

Mary loved music. She sang in the choir, played the trombone and piano. She shared her love of music with her family and friends, even encouraging and hosting her sons’ band practices in her basement. To Mary, her family was everything. She was a loving and dedicated mother to her five children. Nana adored her 16 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren and was excited for the soon arrival of her two great-great-grandkids.

Mary is survived by four children and her son-in-law: Gregory (Paula) Weir, John Weir, Michael Weir, David (Anna) Weir, and Mike Rogers. She is also survived by her beloved brother Roman Zehner, and several nieces and nephews.

Mary passed away peacefully in her home Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2022, surrounded by her loving family.

She was preceded in death by her daughter Jennifer (Weir) Rogers, parents Roman Zehner, Francis (daddy) and Margaret (Jarvis) Bass, a sister Margaret Sexton, brothers Gerald Zehner and Ken Base.

Friends may visit with Mary’s family Sunday, Oct. 2, 2022, from 3–5 p.m. Visitation will be held at Hutchins Funeral Home in Watervliet. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 3, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, St. Joseph, Michigan. Burial will follow in Lakeshore Cemetery in Hagar Township. You are invited to leave a message of comfort for Mary’s family at Memorial contributions can be made to a charity of your own choosing.


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