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Mary H. Tanner, 81, of Brazil, passed away in her home on May, 26 2017. She was born Jan. 6, 1936, in Terre Haute, to William and Edith Rogers. Mary is survived by her husband of 62 years, William Franklin Tanner.
She was a very loving wife, mother, and grandmother. Mary attended Corner Stone Bible Church. She retired from Kmart after working there for over 20 years. Mary loved to watch her children and grandchildren play sports and took much pride in attending every sporting event. Her favorite things to do was cooking and gardening, as well as getting her grocery shopping done.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her daughter, Debbie Hicks; brother, William Buck Rogers; and her two sisters, Betty Brown and Louise Eppert.
Mary is survived by her husband; her daughters, Marilyn, Beth (Roy) Mix, Lisa (Gary) Backfish and Vicki Knust; son, David Tanner; her brother, John (Karin) Rogers; sister, Delores (Mike) Bridgewater; her grandchildren, Scott (Juleigh) James, Billy James, Joshua (Ashley) James, Justin (Gwen) James, Levi (Bree) James, Breanna (Eric) Reberger, Ethan (Sara) Tanner, Dabryn Tanner, Renee (Jake) Reece, Cole Watts, Justine Farris and her fiancé Zach Niehaus, Tanner Knust, Wyatt and Kobe Backfish, Lindsay (Travis) Stevenson, and Austin Hicks; and 15 great-grandchildren with one on the way.
Visitation for Mary will be held at Samaritan Funeral Home on 25th and Wabash in Terre Haute on Tuesday, May 3, 2017, from 5 until 8 p.m. with services following the next day, Wednesday, May 31, 2017, at 1 p.m. with Pastor Daniel Bryan officiating. Burial will follow funeral services at Highland Lawn cemetery.
Published on May 28, 2017
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