Mary Pedrick


Mary Louise Pedrick, 89, of Ottumwa, died at 8:20 a.m. December 30, 2023 at MercyOne Medical Center in Des Moines.

She was born April 21, 1934 in Miami, FL to Rollin and Maxine Oliver Hufsmith. She married Darrell Bray in 1953 and had three children, Deb, Barb and Chuck. They later divorced. She married Charles E. Pedrick Sr. September 14, 2002 and he preceded her in death February 3, 2015.

A 1952 graduate of Ottumwa High School, she had worked at Northwestern Bell, in the office at John Morrell and Co. and at Union Bank & Trust. In 1970 Mary started college, graduating with her AA degree from Ottumwa Heights, her BA degree from Parsons College and her MA from Truman State University. She taught in the Ottumwa School district at Fairview, James, Horace Mann and Wilson Elementaries, retiring in 2000.

She and her husband Charlie enjoyed taking cruises, wintering in Arizona, playing golf and spending time with their family and friends. She also enjoyed playing Bridge, riding her bicycle, golfing and bowling.

Surviving are her children, Deb (George) Hoguet, Barb Guiter (Joe Noe) and Chuck (Karla) Bray all of Ottumwa, Charles ‘Chuck” (Eileen) Pedrick of Yorkville, IL and Bruce (Jaci) Pedrick of Prescott, IA; grandchildren, Kim (Tim) Johnson, Missy (Jeff) Hiatt, Matt (Holly) Slye, Jessica Williams, Bob (Whitney) VanBuskirk, Coltin (Olivia) Hoguet, Amy (Keith) Allen, Jason (Becky) Pedrick, Josselyn Pedrick, Tricia Pedrick and Max Pedrick; several great grandchildren; a great-great grandson; two sisters, Pat Tom of Mesa, AZ and Glenda (Steve) Farrier of Atlantic, IA.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a son-in-law, Terry Guiter.

Visitation will be open after 10 a.m. Tuesday, January 2nd at Reece Funeral Home with her family present to greet friends from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday.

Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, January 3rd at Reece Funeral Home with Fr. Kevin Emge officiating. Cremation will follow the service with private inurnment in Ottumwa Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Trinity Episcopal Church or Ottumwa Public Library.

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