Mary Heeter Ellis
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Virginia Beach - Mary Heeter Ellis, 63, passed away on Friday, Oct. 18, 2013 in a local hospital. She was a real estate agent for many years, having worked for several local firms in the Hampton Roads area, but was best known for being a devoted and loving wife and mother. Born in Kalamazoo, Michigan, she was the daughter of the late Jean Buist Heeter and Walter Heeter.
Mary graduated from O'Brien High School in Kalamazoo, MI and attended Michigan State University.
Left to cherish her memory is her husband, Michael W. Ellis; a daughter, Elizabeth Anne Whitaker and her husband, Daniel of South Dakota; a son, Joseph Stewart Ellis and his dog, Rocko of Virginia Beach; two sisters, Jan Drake of Kalamazoo, MI and Anne Heeter of Richlands, MI; and two brothers, James Heeter of Mattawan, MI, and Daniel Heeter of Dover, NH. She was preceded in death by her brother, Chris Heeter.
The family will receive friends at a visitation on Tuesday evening from 6 until 7:30 p.m. at the Norfolk Chapel of H. D. Oliver Funeral Apts., 1501 Colonial Ave. A graveside funeral service will be conducted at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013 in Forest Lawn Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to your local S.P.C.A. Online condolences may be made to the family through www.hdoliver.com.
Published in The Virginian Pilot on Oct. 21, 2013