No funeral for 1961 Martin grad Mary VanderVere

Mary Lee VanderVere, 79 of Allegan, died Tuesday, June 14.

Born May 4, 1943, in Otsego, she was the daughter of the late George and Marian (VanHouten) Spencer. Mary graduated from Martin High School in 1961. She married Stewart VanderVere in 1964.

Mary worked as a secretary for TruHeat for four years and then Delano Service for over 30 years where she eventually became their customer service manager. She was a special woman who possessed a great personality, infectious smile and was known for her wonderful laugh.

Mary enjoyed camping with her husband, and she was an excellent baker. Later in life she volunteered many hours at Watson Bible Church and Wings of Hope Hospice.

Mary is survived by her husband, Stewart VanderVere; her daughter, Pamela (Marc) VanderVere-Carozza; and three grandchildren, Mariel Carozza, Becky Carozza and Amber Carozza; and her brother-in-law, Ken Kinsey.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Joanne Kinsey.

Per her wishes, cremation has taken place. Those wishing to honor Mary’s memory may do so by donating to Wings of Hope Hospice in her name at or 530 Linn Street, Allegan, Michigan 49010.

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