Born Oct. 6, 1920 in Sullivan County, she was the daughter of Roy and Glenn (Harmon) Whitman.
Mary was a homemaker and a member of the Bloomfield United Methodist Church.
Surviving relatives include two daughters: Sheila Workman and Vikki Yoho (Walt) both of Bloomfield, one son Brad Zaayer (Helen)of Marion, Ill.; eight grandchildren: Lisa Strange (Dennis), Brian Spice (Melinda), Denise Frederick (Mark), Jami Spice, Jana Smith (Rob), Rob Workman (Amanda), Angela Beckwith (Chris) and Kevin Zaayer.
Mary was preceded in death by her husband Gerald N. "Dude" Zaayer on Oct. 18, 1978; one daughter Anita Carol Zaayer; one great granddaughter Britnee Kay Smith; three sisters Virginia Whitman, Betty Whitman and Lois Robbins; one brother Herman Whitman and one son-in-law Jack Workman.
Friends may call from 10 a.m. on Saturday until the hour of service at Jenkins & Sons Funeral Home in Bloomfield.
Service will be at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 29, 2011 at Jenkins & Sons Funeral Home in Bloomfield with the Rev. Kevin Raidy officiating. Burial will follow at Center Ridge Cemetery in Sullivan.
Online condolences to the family can be made at www.jenkinsfuneralhomes.com .