OBITUARY

Mary Ann Seufert

April 30, 1937January 3, 2019

Mary Ann was born to Joe and Veronica Thie on April 30, 1937. She grew up in St. Therese of the Little Flower parish on the Near Eastside of Indianapolis where she was also a kickball coach. She attended high school at St. Agnes Academy and continued her education at the St. Vincent’s School of Nursing.

Nursing was her calling and her passion. She worked as the supervisor to the first Intensive Care Unit in Indianapolis designed and started by Community Hospital East in 1961. Even as her family grew, she continued her career working 2 days a month. She loved to get together with her nursing buddies throughout the years. She also enjoyed horseback riding, snow skiing and most of all spending quality time with her family.

She met her husband of 54 years, "the man of her dreams", Cliff, dancing at White River Yacht Club in the early 60s. He can still tell you her phone number from that day; just ask him. He will also tell you that she was having such fun that she had a hard time remembering which one he was of her many dance partners.

She was a member of Christ the King Catholic Church where she was active in the parish Eucharistic Adoration and Marriage Preparation ministries. She also served on the board of the Fatima Retreat House. She was a devout Catholic who constantly put the needs of others before herself. The joys of her life were her faith and her family.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Veronica (Volk) Thie, brother Julius (Eileen) Thie, daughters Rosemary (Charles) Essary and baby Mary. She is survived by her husband, Clifford Seufert, brother Joseph (Fran) Thie, sisters Theresa MacHolland, Cecilia (Richard) Turner and Martha Thie, children Joe (Kristine), John, Dan, Jim (Mindy), Theresa (Michael) Sispera, David (Lynn), Steve (Sara), Kathleen (Drew) Grimes and Mike. She has 19 beloved grandchildren.

Visitation will be held at the Feeney-Hornak Keystone Mortuary on Tuesday, January 8 from 4:00 - 8:00 PM and a prayer service will be held there at 10:00 AM the following morning. The funeral mass will be held on Wednesday, January 9 at 11:00 AM at Christ the King Catholic Church. A Celebration of Life gathering will follow the service.

Any donations in her honor may be made to Our Lady of Fatima Retreat House, 5353 East 56th Street, Indianapolis, Indiana 46226.

  • DONATIONS

  • Our Lady of Fatima Retreat House

Services

  • Visitation Tuesday, January 8, 2019
  • Prayer Service Wednesday, January 9, 2019
  • Mass of Christian Burial Wednesday, January 9, 2019
REMEMBERING

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Mary Kay Hollinden

January 8, 2019

I first met Mary Ann and Cliff when I married Lee Hollinden in the summer of 1966.
Early on we would see them a the the Dubois County parties in Indianapolis. Cliff and Ray Hollinden were childhood friends and our paths continued to cross over the years at Hollinden family events. The last time I saw Mary Ann was at Ray and Ann Hollinden's 60th wedding anniversary party in 2018.
She will be missed.

Marvin and Barbara STRATTON

January 8, 2019

Our memories go back before Cliff and Mary Ann were Cliff and Mary Ann the couple. A lifelong friendship with two exceptional people. Even though life took us different places, we always considered them among our best friends. Mary Ann was so selfless and kind. Always thinking of others. Her life impacted many people with her kindness and devotion. She will be missed by many including Marvin and I.

Douglas Johnson

January 7, 2019

Mary Ann and Cliff. No finer people you will ever meet. They put the cherry on your sundae and then gave you whipped cream just to let you know they thought you were special.

Helen Wilson

January 5, 2019

I remember when we first moved into our house on Hillside East Dr. Mary Ann had a welcoming party at her house for me so I could meet all the neighbors. When she found out I had two daughters who did baby sitting, she hired them to baby sit her kids who were about 6, 5, 4, and 2 at the time. My youngest son, Tom was 5 when we moved in. Tom would go down to play with her boys. She called me one day and commented on the fact that Tom knew how to play Monopoly and I told her that he had to learn to play his older sisters' and brother's games because they wouldn't play his younger games. Mary Ann was a beautiful woman and loving wife and mother to all her children and husband. I will miss her.

Maureen (Bell) Mifsud

January 5, 2019

Mrs Seufert was an amazing mom, and coach. I remember many trips to kickball games in the back of her station wagon. As well as many times hanging at their home where she always showed me kindness. I send Prayers and Love to you all through this difficult loss. I hope You find peace in the happy memories you have of her.

Doreen Nieman

January 5, 2019

God saw you getting tired
And a cure was not to be,
So He put his arms around you
And whispered, “Come to me”.

A golden heart stopped beating,
Hard working hands at rest.
God broke our hearts to prove to us,
He only takes the best.

What a wonderful lady. I will really miss her.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY

Biography

Mary Ann was born to Joe and Veronica Thie on April 30, 1937. She grew up in St. Therese of the Little Flower parish on the Near Eastside of Indianapolis where she was also a kickball coach. She attended high school at St. Agnes Academy and continued her education at the St. Vincent’s School of Nursing.

Nursing was her calling and her passion. She worked as the supervisor to the first Intensive Care Unit in Indianapolis designed and started by Community Hospital East in 1961. Even as her family grew, she continued her career working 2 days a month. She loved to get together with her nursing buddies throughout the years. She also enjoyed horseback riding, snow skiing and most of all spending quality time with her family.

She met her husband of 54 years, "the man of her dreams", Cliff, dancing at White River Yacht Club in the early 60s. He can still tell you her phone number from that day; just ask him. He will also tell you that she was having such fun that she had a hard time remembering which one he was of her many dance partners.

She was a member of Christ the King Catholic Church where she was active in the parish Eucharistic Adoration and Marriage Preparation ministries. She also served on the board of the Fatima Retreat House. She was a devout Catholic who constantly put the needs of others before herself. The joys of her life were her faith and her family.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Veronica (Volk) Thie, brother Julius (Eileen) Thie, daughters Rosemary (Charles) Essary and baby Mary. She is survived by her husband, Clifford Seufert, brother Joseph (Fran) Thie, sisters Theresa MacHolland, Cecilia (Richard) Turner and Martha Thie, children Joe (Kristine), John, Dan, Jim (Mindy), Theresa (Michael) Sispera, David (Lynn), Steve (Sara), Kathleen (Drew) Grimes and Mike. She has 19 beloved grandchildren.

Visitation will be held at the Feeney-Hornak Keystone Mortuary on Tuesday, January 8 from 4:00 - 8:00 PM and a prayer service will be held there at 10:00 AM the following morning. The funeral mass will be held on Wednesday, January 9 at 11:00 AM at Christ the King Catholic Church. A Celebration of Life gathering will follow the service.

Any donations in her honor may be made to Our Lady of Fatima Retreat House, 5353 East 56th Street, Indianapolis, Indiana 46226.