Mary Hedstrom

Mary L. Chase Hedstrom, 92, a resident of the Watson Home for the past year and formerly of Frontier Drive in Youngsville, passed away on Tuesday, August, 12, 2014 at the Watson Home in Warren.

Born on December 26, 1921, in Corry, she was the daughter of Frank and Ida Goodwill Chase. She was married to Carl Harold Hedstrom who preceded her in death Aug 3, 1999 whom she married January 17, 1941 in Youngsville.

Mary was retired from her employment after 27 years of service in the mailing department of Blair in Warren. She was a member of Sugar Grove Free Methodist Church. In her younger years, she was an accomplished cook and loved to bake pies and bread. She very much enjoyed going shopping and eating out.

Surviving is a son, Carl “Bud” (Betty) Hedstrom of Rock Hill, SC, 2 daughters, Carol (James) Phelps of Youngsville, Genevieve (Alfie) Hedstrom Reiff of Stage Coach, Nev., 4 grandchildren; JoAnn Hedstrom of Charlotte, NC, James (Amy) Hedstrom of Rock Hill, SC, Donna (Frank) Pastrick of Chandlers Valley, and Mark Phelps of Youngsville; 4 great grandchildren, Alahana and Logan Pastrick of Chandlers Valley and Mitchell and Emily Hedstrom of Rock Hill, SC and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Mary Ann Pickering, and a grandson, Gregory Pickering, and a daughterinlaw, Dorothy Martin Hedstrom, 4 sisters, Jean, Gwendolyn, Betty , and Rilla; 4 brothers, Frank, Harold, Paul and Alston.

Friends will be received on Thursday, August 14th at McKinney Funeral Homes and Cremation Services, Inc. in Youngsville 47 pm where a funeral service will be held on Friday at 11 am with Rev. Billy Hughes officiating. Burial will follow in Mission Covenant Cemetery in Chandlers Valley. The family suggests those wishing to place memorials may do so to American Cancer Society and Warren County Humane Society.

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