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Mary B. Van Fleet

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Van FLEET, MARY B.; age 80; of Irons; went to be with the Lord, Wednesday, April 17, 2013; at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City, Michigan, following a short illness. She was born December 2, 1932 in Toronto, Ontario to George and Depa (Chicules) Anthony, and married Corey Van Fleet on November 27, 1957 in Southfield, Michigan. Mary was a graduate of Highland Park High school, class of 1950, and held a BS in Education from Wayne State University, class of 1958, and also completed graduate course work at Oakland University. Mary's career in Education included teaching 6th grade in the Birmingham, Michigan Schools, with the Sylvan Learning Centers, and as an instructor at Detroit College of Business and Davenport University. She was also co-director of their private summer camp for boys in Irons Michigan. She is survived by her husband, Corey Van Fleet; son, Rodney Van Fleet of Irons; and God-daughter Dyan Semer of San Clemente, CA. She is also survived by sister-in-law Cora Dee of Grand Rapids; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and hundreds of students whose lives she enriched. She was preceded in death by her parents and brother-in-law Gary Dee, and cousin Carl Evans, of Toronto, Ontario. A Memorial Celebration will be held at a later date at the Irons Union Church, Pastor Steve Tschannen officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the Manistee County Community Foundation, United Way of Manistee Endowment Fund. Please visit Mary's personal book of memories page at
to share a memory or photo. The family has entrusted Oak Grove Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Manistee with arrangements.
Published in The Oakland Press on Apr. 19, 2013
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