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Mary Mertz

November 28, 1920 — January 19, 2017

Mary Florence Mertz passed peacefully from this life January 19, 2017 at her home in Bandera, TX. She was surrounded by her son and daughter-in-law, Brice and Susan Mertz; her daughter, Maureen Kelleher and her wonderful caregivers during her final weeks.

Born November 28, 1920 in Ulysses, NE to Jacob and Mary Klein, she grew up on a farm and began her teaching career in a one-room schoolhouse at the age of 17. Many years later, after moving to Texas, she taught in several Catholic schools(including Holy Spirit and St. Paul’s in San Antonio) until the age of 78. The hundreds of children that she taught in her many classrooms were the joy and the gift of her life.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, W. Neal Mertz; and her brother, Maurice Klein.

Mary is survived by her children; her sister, Evelyn Hegeholz; and many beloved nieces, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Her family will always be grateful to Ginger Goode, her devoted caregiver and companion and also to Christel and Alita from Alamo Hospice, for all of their tender mercies…Many, many thanks

Following Mass of the Resurrection at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church at 10:00 AM, Tuesday, January 24, 2017, her remains will be interred at St. Mary's Cemetery, Ulysses, Nebraska, her home in Nebraska.

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Graveside Service

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Starts at 10:30 am (Central time)

Ulysses Catholic Cemetery

2199 H Road, Ulysses, NE 68669

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