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Mary Alice Secrest

December 6, 1931 ~ February 25, 2024 (age 92) 92 Years Old

Mary Secrest Obituary

  Mary Alice Secrest, formerly of Shelbyville, passed away, Sunday, February 25, 2024 in HCA Florida Fawcett Hospital in Port Charlotte Florida.

  She was born December 6, 1931 in Columbus, IN to Gerald and Pearl Truitt.

  She married Gene Secrest on January 13, 1952, and he preceded her in death in 2008.

  Mary moved to Shelbyville in January of 1963 where she lived in the same house until moving with her daughter to Port Charlotte, Florida in December of 2023.

  She worked as Deputy County Auditor of Shelby County until her retirement in 1989.

  Mary was a member of Psi Iota Xi Sorority, Eastern Star, REBS red hat group, BIG investment club, and Indiana Federation of Business & Professional Women, where she served as state secretary.

  She enjoyed reading, knitting, and needlework. Mary loved her dachshunds that she had for many years. She also enjoyed playing bridge with her bridge clubs.

  Mary made needlework Christmas ornaments for her bridge club members for over 30 years. A Christmas tree was decorated with these ornaments at Grover Museum, in her honor.

  Mary is survived by her daughter, LeAnne Secrest and her daughter-in-law, Shauna Smith.

  She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, her sisters, Wanda Henderson and Valura Truitt both of Columbus.

  Funeral Directors, Greg Parks, Sheila Parks, Stuart Parks, and Darin Schutt are honored to Mary’s family.

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