Mary A. Coyier, 88, formerly of Clear Lake, died Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2011 at the Sibley Nursing and Rehabilitation, Sibley, Iowa.
A Memorial Mass was held Friday, Sep. 23, at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Clear Lake, with the Rev. John R. Tilp officiating. Memorials may be given to the Mary A. Coyier Memorial Fund.
Mary was born in Garner, Iowa, the daughter of William F. and Francis (Gard) Millard. She graduated from Garner High School and Hamilton Business School. She worked for the State Department of Social Welfare in Des Moines, Iowa. She then returned to North Iowa and worked at Shepherd Abstract in Mason City, Iowa.
Mary married Wayne L. Coyier on Oct. 26, 1947 in Garner. They lived in Clear Lake. Mary moved to Sibley due to her health.
Mary enjoyed crocheting, painting still life, word puzzles and coffee with the neighbors. She especially loved spending time with her family. She was a member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church.
Mary is survived by her three children, Julie Schroder and her husband, Rod, Sibley, Tom Coyier and his wife, Wendie, Mason City, and Jack Coyier and his wife, Angie, Waukee, Iowa; nine grandchildren, Matthew (Molly) Helmers, Betsy (Bryan) Burkhardt, Heather Schroder, Jon (Meridythe) Schroder, Justin Schroder, Chad (Angie) Kickbush, Shannon (Gary) Keller, Ellis Coyier and Dashiell Coyier; and ten great-grandchildren.
Mary was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Wayne (Oct. 10, 2003); two brothers, William and John Millard; and an infant great-granddaughter.