May 26, 1942January 27, 2019

Mary Tanner, age 76 passed away Sunday, January 27, 2019 at Mt. Pleasant Health and Rehab center. She was born in Summertown, TN on May 26, 1942 and after graduating High school she moved to Indiana where she met her husband, Chuck Tanner. They moved to Florida where she worked for the Governor’s office in Tallahassee Budgeting and Planning department for over 33 years and was actively involved in Wildlife Preservation. Mary was past president of the FSU Extra Points club and her many Football players always called her “Mrs. T.”

She is preceded in death by her Husband, Chuck Tanner; Parents, Charlie and Gertrude Rawdon.

Survivors include her Sisters, Annie Lou Spears of Cornersville, TN, Irene Dugger of Mt. Pleasant, TN, Joyce Cardwell of Summertown, TN; Step-son, Steve Tanner of Indiana; Step-daughter, Cindy Dawkins (Ronnie) of Florida; Five Step-grandchildren, Kimberly, Stephanie, Stevie, Krista, and Kevin; Eight Step Great-Grandchildren, several nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Memorial donations may be sent to Hospice Compassus of Columbia, TN, The American Cancer Society, Feed The Children, and St. Jude Children’s Hospital.


No services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.


have a memory or condolence to add?

Tonja Lemon Webb

February 11, 2019

It was a blessing to work with Mary for many years as a member of the OPB family. We lost touch in recent years. She shall be well remembered. The lessons learned and the smiles of her friendship remain. Forever grateful for her presence in my life. Rest well lady.

Robert Bradley

February 3, 2019

I worked in OPB with Mary for a number of years. She was always a caring, positive colleague who contributed greatly to the efforts of the Budget Office. I had lost touch with her in recent years and am saddened by her passing. My condolences to her family.

Judy Dove

February 2, 2019

I worked with Mary in the Governors Office of Planning and Budgeting for over 23 years. We became good friends and remained friends after our retirement. She was always friendly and willing to help. We traveled to many FSU games together. I love you Mary.

June Noel

February 1, 2019

I was so fortunate to meet Mary many years ago close to the beginning of my career in Tallahassee. She was an amazing colleague and a person who always offered a great big smile. I will always remember her fondly. An amazing woman and a good friend to many people, I am grateful to have known her.

Marilyn Larson

February 1, 2019

I knew Mary as a fellow homeowner association member and as a Board member of Centerville Homeowners Association in Tallahassee. She always had a smile and was a friend and neighbor for many years. My condolences to her family as well as prayers for the loss of a family member.

Myrtle Bailey

February 1, 2019

I worked with Mary in the Office of Planning and Budgeting and am so sorry to learn of her passing. I remember her fondly. She was always smiling. Prayers for Mary, her family and friends.

Valerie Mackenzie-Sherlock

February 1, 2019

I am deeply sorry for the loss of Mary. She was such a shining light. I worked with her at the Office of Policy and Budget. She was insightful and intuitive. I loved talking to her and looked forward to visits to fix her computer. She loaned me books that she chose for me and her choices always seemed appropriate to my life.
I remember the warm feeling each time I ran into her. She literally would light up a room.
Valerie Mackenzie-Sherlock