Deremiah Frye Mortuary Greene & Harrell Chapel

700 West Gourley Pike, Bloomington, IN


Mary Virginia Pfaff

June 17, 1934January 12, 2020

Mary Virginia Pfaff, age 85, of Whitehall, Indiana passed away peacefully January 12, 2020. She was born on June 17, 1934 in Bloomington. She was the daughter of Lowell and Dessa (George/Fox) Wilson. She enjoyed music, playing cards and spending time with her family. She was married to Dallas Ray Pfaff on April 29, 1951. Mary is survived by her son, John R. Pfaff (wife-Terri), two daughters, Brenda K. Hearth (husband-Andrew) and Suzanne L. Coleman (husband-Rick), six grandchildren, fourteen great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren, one brother, Tommy Bartlett (wife-Sara Jean); five sisters, Peggy Denbo, Billie Joyce Freeman (husband-Tim), Patty Sue Robinson (husband-Noel), Margaret Webb and Joann McCart, one sister-in-law, Donna Bartlett, one brother-in-law, Paul Demoss and several nieces and nephews. Mary was preceded in death by her parents, Lowell K. Wilson and Dessa (George/Fox) Wilson Bartlett McVey, her husband, Dallas, two brothers, Johnny Wilson and David Bartlett and one sister, Sarah “Sally” Demoss. The funeral service will be at 12 noon Thursday at the Deremiah-Frye Mortuary, Greene and Harrell Chapel; 700 W. Gourley Pike. Burial will follow in Valhalla Memory Gardens. Friends may visit the family on Thursday from 10:00 a.m. to 12 noon at the funeral home. Online condolences may be given at www.DeremiahFrye.com


  • Clint Pfaff
  • James Pfaff
  • John Pfaff
  • Levi Coleman
  • Andy Hearth
  • Rick Coleman
  • Tim Freeman
  • Bryan Betty
  • Perry Robinson, Alternate


  • Family and Friends Gathering Thursday, January 16, 2020
  • Funeral Service Thursday, January 16, 2020


Mary Virginia Pfaff

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Sally Cravens

January 17, 2020

Mary was such an important part of Grace Baptist Academy for so many years. Mrs. Pfaff was the first face our students and their parents saw every morning and the last to say goodbye each afternoon. She could recall every child that came through the doors at GBA and loved being their “grandma” away from home!
Mary has truly earned her wings by living out her love for Christ...her love for the children at GBA...her thoughtful phone calls to many...
Yes, she will be missed, but I’m so happy that she is now in the arms of Jesus...💕

Debbie Terpenning

January 15, 2020

Every morning, my two daughters and I were greeted by Mrs. Pfaff’s smiling face and loving arms. I knew my girls were safe and cared for before and after school each day. She would always smile and stop to talk if we saw each other out and about, even though my girls are now in their thirties; she always remembered them and me! Earth’s loss but Heaven’s gain!