Mary Ellen Iden

March 18, 1919August 7, 2018
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Mary E. Read Iden departed this life peacefully in her home on Tuesday, August 7, 2018, at the age of 99. She was born in Mart, Texas on March 18, 1919. Mary joins her loving husband of 60 years, John C. Iden, Jr. (J.C.). She is survived by her brother, Richard Read (Blair); daughters, Janet Iden and Kay Rowe (Mark); grandchildren, Jeff Brooks (Mavinee), Brooks Eastwood (Jerry) and Jessica Keller (Josh); great-grandchildren, J.C. Brooks, Anissa Brooks and Gemma Keller; sister-in-law, Willie Marie Iden; many nieces and nephews. Mary was a loyal and active member of St. Mark’s United Methodist Church in the Woodland Heights for 70 plus years. The family would like to thank her amazing, loyal and loving neighbors, Jack Gross and Ray Saillant for their constant help to both Mary and J.C. Special thanks to her wonderful caregivers, Pearl, Terri, Jennifer and Carrie. Visitation will be held Thursday, August 9, 2018 from 5-8 PM at Heights Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held the following morning at 11:30 AM in the chapel of the funeral home. Interment will follow at Memorial Oaks Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to her church.


  • John C. Iden, Jr. (J.C.), Husband
  • Richard Read and wife Blair, Brother
  • Janet Iden, Daughter
  • Kay Rowe and husband Mark, Daughter
  • Jeff Brooks and wife Mavinee, Grandchild
  • Brooks Eastwood and husband Jerry, Grandchild
  • Jessica Keller and husband Josh, Grandchild
  • J.C. Brooks, Great Grandchild
  • Anissa Brooks, Great Grandchild
  • Gemma Keller, Great Grandchild
  • Willie Marie Iden, Sister-in-law
  • Many Nieces and Nephews


  • Visitation Thursday, August 9, 2018
  • Funeral Service Friday, August 10, 2018
  • Committal Service Friday, August 10, 2018

Mary Ellen Iden

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Charlotte Schneider Albert

August 19, 2018

So sorry for your loss. There is no greater love than the love of a Mother. Treasure your memories and may the Lord Bless you and comfort you during your grief journey. Mom's are just so very special! Prayers for you!

Ed Wegner

August 13, 2018

Loss of a loved one is always difficult, but the memories we carry from a long and joyous life will be treasures forever. My heart goes out to you in your time of grieving.

Eddie Wegner

Suzan Steele

August 10, 2018

Janet, so sorry for your loss. I know you will miss her.

Bill Buoy

August 9, 2018

So sorry for your loss, Janet. I know she will be missed by you and your family.

Mike Buoy

August 9, 2018

So sorry for your loss. Words don’t work at a time like this. Prayers for you and your family.


August 8, 2018

My prayers are with you all at this vey difficult time. Aunt Mary was a real treasure. She was always welcoming when we visited her at Christmas time. Memories and your faith will get you through this. She will be deeply missed. Love and God Bless you all. Janice Iden.