Mary Edith Gardner Street

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    - Lucy Russell
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    - Vicki Robb
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Mary Edith Gardner Street passed away on February 3, 2016 at Bethany House Hospice in Auburn. She lived in Auburn since 1965. Mary was born near Jacksonville in 1933 and graduated from Jacksonville High School. She received a B.S. degree from Jacksonville State University and the Master's and Doctorate from Auburn University. Mary retired from Auburn University as a tenured Assistant Professor in Business Education. Mary was preceded in death by her parents, John Mitchell Gardner and Gladys Penny Gardner. She is survived by her husband, Dr. Donald R. Street; daughter, Deborah I. Street, of Grapevine, Texas; brother, Charles M. (Carol) Gardner; sisters-in-law, Martha Street Culp, Edith Street Hallman, Myron Street (Lawrence) Pharo and Carolyn Street Jefferies; brother-in-law, William C. Street (Myra), Joe (Bonnie) Street and long-time friend Susan Starr; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and other family members. Mary was a member of Auburn First Baptist Church where she taught Sunday school classes and served on many committees. She belonged to the Seekers class. She was a dedicated wife and mother in addition to her many professional activities. In her professional work she taught numerous business courses. She also supervised teaching interns in the State of Alabama. She was dedicated to helping her students and offered supervision and hospitality to the student professional group National Collegiate Association of Secretaries. She enjoyed traveling and had covered much of the U.S. and parts of Canada with her husband, Don, in their motor home. She enjoyed extensive travel in Europe and Central America and the Caribbean as well. Other hobby interests included collecting antiques, sewing, crocheting and gardening. She was also an avid reader. Mary supported several national and international charities promoting economic development for the poverty stricken and for medical aid to children. She spent time volunteering in Haiti as her husband was there on assignment on economic development projects. A Memorial service will be held at Auburn First Baptist Church on Monday, February 8, 2016, at 11 a.m. Visitation will precede the service at 10 a.m. Lunch will be offered afterwards in the Fellowship Hall for those who are able to stay. Flowers are optional; Memorial contributions may be made to Bethany House Hospice or the . Funerals & Cremations Since 1900
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Published in The Anniston Star on Feb. 5, 2016