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Mary Wyman

June 28, 1934 - November 7, 2021
Kalamazoo, MI


Graveside Services

Thursday, November 11, 2021
2:00 PM EST
Maple Grove Cemetery- Mattawan


At the family's request memorial contributions are to be made to those listed below. Please forward payment directly to the memorial of your choice.

Alzheimer's Association - Michigan Great Lakes Chapter
200 Turwill Ln Suite 6
Kalamazoo, MI 49006
(269) 342-1482
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Below is the contact information for a florist recommended by the funeral home.

1830 S. Westnedge
Kalamazoo, MI 49008
(269) 349-4961
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Taylor's Florist and Gifts
215 E. Michigan Ave.
Paw Paw, MI 49079
(269) 657-6256
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Life Story / Obituary


Mary Wyman, a longtime resident of the area died on Sunday, November 7, 2021 at the Timbers of Cass County. She was born on June 28, 1934, the daughter of Eddie and Dortha Van Zile in Grand Rapids and grew up in Comstock. She worked at Gibson Guitar and the Kalamazoo Regional Psychiatric Hospital as a cook. She married Neil Wyman in 1961 and he preceded her in death 1993. Mary was known to be a good cook and was known for pecan pies and her breads that she gave away at Christmas. A fiercely independent woman she took pride in her home and loved her family. Mary had a compassionate heart for animals and enjoyed feeding the birds and the squirrels in her yard and she loved her dog and cat. Members of her family include her son and daughter-in-law Eddie and Angie Elmore; 3 step children: Jeff, Doug, Sherry; 4 grandchildren: Mike and his wife Laura Stephenson, Aaron and wife Katie Stephenson, Kristina Preston, Jake and his wife Caren Elmore; 4 Great Grandchildren: Megan, Logan, Owen, Oliver; son-in-law Roger Stephenson. Besides her husband Neil she was preceded in death by her 2 daughters Diana Monck, and Christine Stephenson; 3 brothers: Eddie Van Zile, Pat Van Zile and Russ Van Zile. Graveside services will be held at 2pm on Thursday, November 11 at Maple Grove Cemetery in Mattawan. Visit Mary’s webpage at BetzlerLifeStory.com to archive favorite memories, photos and sign her guestbook. Memorial contributions Alzheimer’s Association. Betzler Life Story Funeral Home, 6080 Stadium Drive, Kalamazoo (269) 375-2900.