In Memory

Mary Svetich (Mayhew) - Class Of 1953


Mary M. Mayhew, 80, of Hobart passed away Wednesday, September 10, 2014 in Plymouth, IN. She was born June 19, 1934 in Gary, IN to Michael & Anne (Fritz) Svetich and graduated from Lew Wallace High School in 1952. Mary was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. Her selflessness and independence reflect in her children and grandchildren. She was a member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church and had been an Administrative Assistant with Valparaiso University food service for many years. In 1961 she married Frank R. Mayhew who preceded her in death in 2004.

Survivors include their children: Frank A. (Lisa) Mayhew of South Carolina, Theresa (James) Budd of Plymouth, IN, Mary Renee Biernacki of Portland, OR, Michelle (Dave) Creed of Chicago, IL, Michael (Stephanie) Mayhew of Naperville, IL; 11 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by her parents and one sister, Ann Kaczmarek.

A funeral mass will be held Tuesday 10:00 a.m. at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, 509 W. Division Rd., Valparaiso, Fr. Doug Mayer officiating with visitation preceding the service from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Memorials may be made to the church.

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