Mary Carolyn Wiese
September 3, 1934 – July 21, 2018
Mary Carolyn Wiese, nee Priddy, of Chicago. Passed away on Saturday, July 21, 2018 at the age of 83. Born September 3, 1934 in Atchison, Kansas, the youngest child of the late Frank and Helen Priddy, nee Hockenhull. Loving wife of the late Charles L. Coleman; beloved mother of the late Joanna Wiese; cherished grandmother of Maggie (Austin) Drake and Micah Penhollow; adored sister of the late Helen Priddy Richards and the late Barbara Priddy Osborne; dear aunt of Scott (Tina) Richards, Ann Osborne Howard, and Catherine Osborne Ballesteros; caring great-aunt of Leilani Ballesteros.
Carolyn received her Master of Arts Degree from State University of Iowa in 1963. She had fond memories of teaching in Chicago Public Schools before taking a secretarial position at Illinois Masonic Hospital. Mary will always be remembered for her love of the piano and music, and for her sense of humor and caring gracious spirit.
Visitation Saturday, July 28th, 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Drake & Son Funeral Home, 5303 N. Western Avenue, Chicago. Immediately followed by a Committal Service at Rosehill Cemetery, Chicago.
- Visitation Saturday, July 28, 2018
- Committal Service Saturday, July 28, 2018
Mary Carolyn Wiese
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July 24, 2018
I posted a memory but am not sure that it went through so am doing it again.
I just want to say that Mary will be missed by all of us at Granville Courts. She was always kind to everyone and very much a lady.
Since she lived right next to the front door it was not unusual for some one to knock on her door and ask to come in and rest because they were exhausted after a long walk or needed to sit down while doing laundry across the hall.
We all enjoyed her piano music and missed it when it dismissed with her loss of memory.
Even with memory loss she maintained an extraordinary sense of humor and a calm demeanor .
We will all miss her.