Mary Liepelt

Mary Ann Liepelt (Shannon)

Tuesday, September 12th, 1944 - Saturday, December 29th, 2018
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Mary Ann Danford Liepelt, passed away on December 29, 2018.
She was born in Menard, Texas to Denzil and Gwendolyn Shannon on September 12, 1944.

MaryAnn lived in Menard after graduation, got married and had two children. She worked many years at Wilensky’s Boot Shop and was a member of the Menard Fire Department Auxiliary. She was an avid reader and enjoyed books, so it was fitting that she took on the Librarian position at the Menard High School. After many years she decided to go on a new journey from Menard and moved to Houston, where she became an Administrative assistant at Houston Community College. It was here that she met her wonderful husband Walter, and they became best friends and were married in 1996. The two resided in Houston for two years and moved to Liberty Hill, Texas, where they had a lovely home on a hillside with a beautiful deck overlooking a huge garden full of fresh vegetables. A few years down the road they relocated to Brownwood to retire and be closer to family.

MaryAnn was a very hardworking individual who loved gardening, canning, baking, and she made some of the best enchiladas in town. She was a proud Texas woman who could build a fence or patch a roof.
She was a “straight shooter from the hip “as Wally would say….and is well known for being an honest and to the point kinda gal.

She is preceded in death by her parent’s Denzil and Gwendolyn Shannon and her sister Sierra Mayfield.
Mary Ann is survived by her husband Walter, son Terry Danford and wife Kim of Richland Springs, Texas, daughter Dana Pringle and husband George of League City, Texas, step daughters Mona Spaid and husband Eric of Chicago, and Michelle Moser and husband Brian also of Chicago; eight grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren.

There will be a visitation from 10:00 -12:00 just prior to the service.
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  • Visitation

    Saturday, January 5th, 2019 | 10:00am - 12:30pm
    Saturday, January 5th, 2019 10:00am - 12:30pm
    Heritage Funeral Home, Menard
    905 Bevans
    MENARD, TX 76859
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Saturday, January 5th, 2019 | 1:30pm
    Saturday, January 5th, 2019 1:30pm
    Heritage Funeral Home, Menard
    905 Bevans
    MENARD, TX 76859
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email


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Posted at 10:09am
My condolences to the Liepelt family during this difficult time. In the Bible, Jehovah God gives us hope. Acts 24:15 says, “there is going to be a resurrection of both the righteous and the unrighteous.” Revelation 21:4 says, “and he will wipe out every tear from their eyes and death will be no more.” Very soon we will see the fulfillment of these promises here on Earth.

George E. Gross Family

Posted at 11:35am
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Tracy Kidd Terry

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Deepest condolences on your loss. Tracy Kidd Terry

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