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Mary Elizabeth "Liz" Moon


February 14, 2018

HURLEY, Wis. - Mary Elizabeth "Liz" Moon, 91, of Ironwood, Mich., died on Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018, at Villa Maria Health and Rehabilitation Center in Hurley surrounded by her loving family.

Mary was born Jan. 18, 1927, in Ironwood, Mich., daughter of the late Robert and Elizabeth (Read) Edyvean. She graduated from Luther L. Wright High School in 1944 and received her secretarial certificate from Gogebic Junior College in 1945.

Mary treasured time with family. She dearly loved her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren, and was an enthusiastic cheerleader at their many school events. She enjoyed ceramics, cooking, baking, making pasties, and had a special talent for nurturing her many flowering plants. Mary was a faithful member of Wesley United Methodist Church; a member of the choir, ladies auxiliary and, for many years, church treasurer.

She was strong, sassy, loved to laugh and was always willing to lend a hand to friends and neighbors in need. Mary held a variety of jobs through the years, most notably as a secretary with Cohodas-Paoli and Gogebic Community Mental Health until her retirement.

Mary was joined in marriage to Orlo J. Moon on Oct. 16. 1948, and he preceded her in death on May 19, 1987.

Mary is survived by her children, Joe (Madelyn), Wisconsin Rapids, Roberta (Bruce) Jackson, Bessemer, Mich., Jerry (Sheri), Montreal, Elizabeth "Beth" (Mike) Hill, Bessemer, and Tom (Jane), Ramsay, Mich .; a sister, Margaret Bull, Ironwood; 18 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren.

Besides her parents and husband, Mary was preceded in death by a son, John; an infant grandson, Jeffery Moon; an infant great granddaughter, Madisen Shinaway; two brothers, Robert Jr. and Irving Edyvean; a sister, Florence Kent; and sister-and-brother-in-laws, Julie Edyvean, Millie Edyvean, Daniel Bull and Ernest Kent.

In accordance with Mary's wishes, cremation has taken place.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Feb. 17, at 10:30 a.m. A gathering of family and friends will precede the service at 9:30 a.m., with a luncheon to follow at Woodland Converge Church, N10234 Curry Road, in Ironwood, with her son-in-law, Pastor Mike Hill, officiating.

The family of Mary would like to thank the staffs of the Villa Maria Health and Rehabilitation Center and Aspirus Hospital for the care and compassion they gave Mary during her brief stays.

Spring committal and inurnment will be in Riverside Cemetery, Ironwood.

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In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund will be established.


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