Mary Perry

Mary Perry Formerly of East Lansing Mary L. Perry, formerly of East Lansing, MI, died peacefully in her sleep August 30, 2013 in Traverse City, MI. She was born July 20, 1920 in Lansing, MI, the daughter of Andrew Langenbacher and Vera (Norris) Langenbacher. Mary graduated from Lansing Central High School, attended Michigan State University where she was affiliated with Kappa Alpha Theta sorority, graduated from National College of Education, and received her masters degree from Columbia University. Mary was active in a number of organizations including the Junior League of Lansing, Lansing Women's Symphony Board, Town Hall Board, Matinee Musical and Wharton Center Inner Circle. She was a member of St. Elizabeth's Guild, St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Lansing. She loved animals and was a lifelong supporter of organizations dedicated to their welfare. She is survived by two children from her first marriage: son Robert Clyde Weed, Jr. (Linda) and his children Dylan, Alan (Meaghan) and Ashley; and daughter Carolyn Weed (William Rastetter) and her children Andrew and Clyde. In 1987 she married Fred B. Perry, Jr., who predeceased her in 2008. There will be no visitation or service. At a later date the family will gather for a memorial service. It is suggested that any charitable donations in her memory be sent to the Capital Area Humane Society, 7095 W. Grand River, Lansing, MI 48906. Please share your memories of Mary with her family by way of her online guest book at The family is being served by Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Traverse City.

Funeral Home

Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home
305 Sixth Street Traverse City, MI 49684
(231) 947-6347

Published in Lansing State Journal on Sept. 5, 2013