Mary Ann (Thielemeir) Graddy of Clover Bend, departed this life on Tuesday, April 13, 2021, at the age of 94.
She was born Sept. 9, 1926, at Running Lake, Ark., the daughter of Ben and Catherine “Katie” Cecilia (Baltz) Thielemeir.
Mrs. Graddy spent many years raising her children and taking care of her family before taking a job at the First National Bank of Lawrence County as a bank teller. She worked the election polls many years in Clover Bend, and enjoyed sewing, gardening and quilting.
Mrs. Graddy loved her family, and cooking Sunday dinner for them was the true joy of her life. She enjoyed watching her son work in the fields from planting to harvest, and traveling with her daughters to antique stores.
Mrs. Graddy was a member of Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church at Walnut Ridge, and a long time member of the Altar Society.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Warren Edward Graddy; one daughter, Catherine Wyerick Kilgore; one son-in-law, James Wyerick; five brothers, Lawrence, Corneil, Bernard, Vitus and Peter Paul Thielemeir; and two sisters, Esther Wurtz and Lee Mondy.
Mrs. Graddy is survived by one son, Steve Graddy and wife Lee Ann of Jonesboro; three daughters, Jean Fowler and husband Tommy of Jonesboro, Mary Reid and husband Steve of Newport, and Linda Black and husband David of Newport; one son-in-law, Kyle Kilgore of Maumelle; 11 grandchildren, Lindsey Wyerick and fiancé Frank Cox, Patrick Wyerick and wife Laura, Andrew Kilgore, Tad Terrell and wife Morgan, Kara Beth Harbers and husband Clayton, Preston Graddy, Reed Graddy, Logan Bratcher Wright, Grant Reid, Ben Black and wife Kelsey, and Grant Black and wife Hannah; 10 great-grandchildren; many nieces, nephews, and a lifetime of friends.
Rosary services were Friday, April 16, at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church of Walnut Ridge. Interment was in St. John Cemetery at Engelberg. Arrangements were by Jackson’s Newport Funeral Home.
The family would like to offer a special thanks to the staff at The St. Bernard Villa Rainwater Memory Care Assisted Living, for their loving care of Mary Ann.
An online guestbook is available at www. jacksonsfh.com.