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Mary Ann (Snay) Herp, age 74, of Wayland, joined her beloved husband, Carl, on Thursday, January 24, 2019.  She was born May 13, 1944, in Grand Rapids, MI, to the late George and Evelyn (Burke) Snay.  Mary married the love of her life, Carl Lewis Herp, in New Salem, MI, on November 27, 1965; the couple celebrated 42 years of marriage together before Carl passed away on December 28, 2007.  Mary was a proud member of the Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi.

Survivors include her four children: Christopher (Michaun) Herp, Patrick Herp, Shannon (Bob) Richards, and Donna (Ronald) Cozart; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; sister, Susan Kruzel; and many other relatives and friends. 

Visitation will be held on Saturday, January 26, 2019, from 4:00pm until 6:00pm, at Michigan Cremation and Funeral Care, 3627 Linden Ave. S.E., Grand Rapids, with the rosary being recited at 5:40pm.  Visitation will continue on Sunday, January, 27, 2019, at the funeral home from 12:00pm until 12:45pm.  A funeral service will be celebrated at 1:00pm on Sunday with Deacon Edward LaRoche officiating. Per Mary’s wishes cremation will take place and she will be buried at Salem Township Cemetery next to Carl. 

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Arrangements are entrusted to Michigan Cremation & Funeral Care, Grand Rapids.


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6 Condolences

  1. Sue Peska on January 25, 2019 at 7:34 pm

    You will be missed very much and you were a great friend. RIP my friend.

  2. Darlene Breedlove on January 25, 2019 at 7:48 pm

    Mary, you and your hubby Carl were always so wonderful to me.You were always of kind heart and a very giving person. You are now with Carl and free of pain. You will be missed by so many. God speed.

  3. Mary Born on January 25, 2019 at 9:54 pm

    Rest in the peace of our Lord, my sympathy goes out the family and friends of this beautiful lady, you will be missed

  4. Darwin Day on January 26, 2019 at 1:31 pm

    Remembering you & Carl fostering 3 girls years ago & visiting us ever so often at my parents house. You were both Great caring people for others. You will be greatly missed. R.I.P. Mary with your loving husband Carl.

  5. Juan Romero on January 27, 2019 at 4:34 pm

    Mary was a wonderful woman. She took me in and mothered me when I was younger. Mary always had a big heart for others. Thank you Mary for showing me love and letting me be a part of your life. Mary loved the lord. We will see her again in heaven with Jesus soon!

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