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Mary DeLand (Flory)

Mary DeLand (Flory)

February 4, 1933 - March 24, 2023

Mary DeLand (Flory), 90 years of Ida, passed peacefully surrounded by her loving family. Mary was born February 4, 1933, in Toledo, Ohio. She was the daughter of Louis and Bernetta (Iott) Flory.  She married Stuart DeLand on May 30, 1953.  They were blessed with 56 years of marriage, before his passing in 2009.  Mary worked for Kroger in Toledo until she dedicated her life to her family and raising their 9 children. 


Mary’s primary purpose was to be obedient and faithful to God first and a devoted wife and mother second in accordance with God’s plan.  She valued the family unit and believed it was a sacred blessing from God.  Because of this, she spent much of her time attending and supporting church functions.  She also enjoyed spending time with family and friends at her vacation homes in Hale, MI, and Florida.  She was always ready to play cards and share a meal together. Mary was an independent and strong woman her entire life.  Even until the end, she was very determined to live, yet put her full trust in God.


Survivors include children; Patricia DeLand, Janice (George) Dye, Paul (Diane) and Stephen DeLand, Martha (Robert) O’Donnell, Eric (Amy), Gregory, Douglas, and Melissa DeLand, siblings: Angela DeLand, Ruth Masserant, Raymond (Sharon) Flory, Louise (Raymond) Hempel; 23 grandchildren and 24 great grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Stuart, and siblings:  Agnes Nagel, Martha, and John Flory.


On Sunday, April 2nd friends may call at the Capaul Funeral Home, Ida, MI, from 2-8 PM. She will lie-in-state on Monday, April 3rd, from 10AM until the Mass of the Resurrection at 11AM at St. Joseph Church, Ida, MI.  Fr. Gerard Cupple will officiate.  Burial will be in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Ida, MI.


Memorial contributions can be made:  For Masses.


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