Mary Ann Gerten, age 82, of Bladen, passed away on March 21st, 2020 at Heritage Care Center in Red Cloud.
Mary Ann Gerten, the daughter of Howard and Cloie (Wratten) James, was born in Webster Co., NE on January 31st, 1938 and passed away in Red Cloud, NE on March 21st, 2020 at the age of 82 years.
Mary Ann grew up in Bladen and graduated from Bladen High School in 1955. Mary Ann married Eldon Kile on December 1st, 1956. They had five children; Michiael (Mike), Roxie, Mary Christina (Christy), Carla, and John. She worked for over 30 years at Grandview Manor in Campbell, NE. On June 6th, 1992, she married Lloyd Gerten. With this union Mary Ann gained four step-sons; Joe, Tim, James(Jamie), and Anthony(Tony).
Mary Ann was dedicated to raising her children. She was a Sunday School teacher at Bladen United Methodist Church and member of the United Methodist Women. Until joining the Catholic Church in 1991. Mary Ann was a Girl Scout Leader for a Brownie Troop. She loved playing cards with friends and helping others whenever she could.
Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband Lloyd Gerten, sister-in-law Joan James, great granddaughter Charlee Ann Mohlman and many other loved family members.
Those left to treasure her memory are her children: Michiael (Barb) Kile of Bladen, NE, Roxie (Tim) Obermier of Aurora, NE, Christy (Gary) Verhoeff of Salina, KS, Carla Jameson(Philip Hernandez) of Bladen, NE, John (Marla) Kile of Princeton, MO, Joe Gerten, Tim (Mel) Gerten of Sherrill, IA, Jamie Gerten of Sherrill, IA, Tony (Dana) Gerten of Fremont, NE; 18 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren; a brother, Richard (Dick) James of Ocala, FL; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.
With the growing concern for spreading of the COCVID-19 virus, we at Williams Funeral Home are practicing social distancing.
We are implementing the Centers of Disease Control (CDC) recommendation of only allowing 10 people at a gathering at any time. This includes funeral services, gravesides and all visitations. The CDC recommends that all in-person public gatherings of more than 10 people be postpone or cancelled for the next eight weeks. While we acknowledge the importance for public gatherings to honor the lives of loved ones, the CDC believes control of such public gatherings is one of the most significant resources that may slow the spread and impact of this pandemic.
We wish to continue to serve within these guidelines.
There will be a private, family only, graveside service for Mary Ann on Wednesday, March 25th, 2020 at St. Ann Catholic Cemetery in Campbell, Nebraska with The Very Reverend James Schrader officiating.
Visitation for family and friends will be Monday and Tuesday, 9:00 am - 8:00 pm at the funeral home.
Williams Funeral Home
241 West 4th Avenue
Red Cloud, Nebraska 68970
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