Mary A. Tiede, age 71 of Ada, went to be with her Lord on Sunday, December 5, 2021. She was preceded in death by her parents, Willard and Ila Woolworth; brothers, Elmer and Francis Woolworth; and sister, Gilda Teeter. Mary is survived by her husband of 48 years, Merlin Tiede; children, Rev. Mical “Mick” Tiede, Dr. Matthew (Mindy) Tiede; grandchildren, Kadence, Brantley; sisters, Rene Leclear, Opal (Irv) Ball, Phyllis Woolworth; brothers, Jim (Dorene) Woolworth, Ivan (Janet) Woolworth, Maynard (Illa) Woolworth, Larry (Janet) Woolworth, Phil (Wanda) Woolworth; and many nieces and nephews. Mary was born and raised in the Morley Stanwood area. She was a loving wife, mom, and grandma. Mary spent many years pouring her life into ministry, impacting the lives of countless teens. Family was also one of her biggest priorities, and she is well remembered for the incredible amounts of time she invested in organizing newsletters, picnics, and directories, and sending birthday and anniversary cards. Creativity was her outlet, and she loved scrapbooking, cross stitching, writing, and singing. Visitation will be 5-8pm Wednesday, December 8, 2021, at Evergreen Missionary Church, 10501 Settlewood Dr SE, Lowell, MI 49331. Funeral Services will be 2:00pm Thursday, December 9, 2021, at Evergreen Missionary Church with visitation one-hour prior. Rev. Doug Connelly officiating. Interment Altona Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to National Arthritis Foundation at https://www.arthritis.org/donate
Losing the matriarch leaves an aching hole, but let the joy of her new-found freedom buoy you up.
Our sympathies are with you all. Thankful for the assurance Jesus gave us of being together in Heaven one day. Imagining her and all our loved ones enjoying Heaven, no more pain or sorrow. Praise the Lord.
My thoughts are with the family, especially Phyllis.
So sorry for your loss. May God sustain and help you all through this difficult time.
Prayers of peace and comfort for Mary’s family. Morley Stanwood class of 1968.
While we hadn’t seen each other in many years, I looked forward each year to Mary Ann’s Christmas newsletter and catching up with her family. She was so witty. There was always something that made me chuckle. I have many memories of her throughout our school years. She will be missed but our memories of her will live on. A special lady indeed.
Mick and Family,
So sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. I will keep you all in my prayers.
Andy “Detroit Drummer” Johnson