She was born July 14, 1929 in Solsberry to the late Royal Harrison and Bonnie Alta (Anderson) Sparks. She married E. Gene McQueary of Bloomington in 1950 and they had two daughters, Brenda Weidner of Trafalgar and Kate McQueary of Bloomington; and one son, Dan McQueary of Bloomington.
Other survivors are two sisters,Helen May and Delores White, both of Bloomington; two grandchildren, Tyler and Rachel Weidner of Trafalgar; several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Gene; three sisters, Velma Flake, Lorene Fischel and Martha Walls; and her mother and father, Bonnie and Ray.
Mary was a very kind and gentle person who loved nature, reading and was wonderful with animals and children and was wonderful with plants. She was never judgmental and always generous with everyone in her life. He exceptional spirit will be missed by family and friends.
Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 7 at Solsberry Christian Church. Viewing will be from 11 a.m. until the time of service. Burial will follow at Solsberry Cemetery.
Victoria Grace Funeral Home and Memory Chapel, located in eastern Greene County at Little Cincinnati, is in charge of Mary's service.
For information, contact Touch of Grace Flowers or Victoria Grace Funeral Home at 812-825-3030, Funeral Director Walt Hatfield or visit www.victoriagracefuneralhome.com.