Mary Victoria Whitmer

February 18, 1920 - May 17, 2017 

Mary Victoria Whitmer

February 18, 1920 - May 17, 2017 

Obituary for Mary Victoria Whitmer

Mary Victoria Whitmer, age 97, of Warren died om May 17, 2017. Born in Detroit on February 18, 1920 to Felix and Victoria (Kuffert) Beshke-Beste.
She attended St. Rita School for the Deaf in Cincinnati Ohio, married Luther in 1944 and proudly raised their daughters. They celebrated 60 years of marriage shortly before he died (2004). She was very creative, loved to sew, play solitaire, rummy and dingo!
Very dedicated and involved at St. John Deaf Center in earlier years. She had a deep faith in God and always prayed the rosary, whether you were family, friend or stranger, she always said “ I’ll pray for you.” Mary’s faith and deep caring touched many hearts and souls throughout her life’s journey.
She leaves behind many warm and funny memories with family, friends and acquaintances. She will be deeply missed but is at home with the Lord praying for us! She was a devoted wife, wonderful mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister and aunt. She leaves behind many loving nieces and nephews in Michigan and Maryland. Dear friend, Barb, who was always made her laugh! And her furry kids, Angel and Grey (Meow).
Mary was a beloved wife of the late Luther. Loving mother of Darlene Graham and Rita (Bob) Rood-Olson. Loving grandmother of Ronald L. Rood Jr., John N. Graham III, (late) Andrea Marie Graham and James L. Graham. Cherished great grandmother of Ryleigh G. Rood. Oldest sister with eight siblings, she leaves behind Josephine (Robert) Kahle and Victoria (James) Lane who were able to celebrate a wonderful 97th birthday with her and many nieces and nephews in February.
Pray for us Mom!
Memorial Mass to be determined. Memorial donations can be made to St. John Deaf Center (Church), 16103 Chesterfield Avenue, Eastpointe Michigan 48021
Cremains will be buried with her husband and the Whitmer family in Oakland, Maryland.

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