Mary Follas


Mary Ann Lepke

Mary Ann Lepke Follas, 90, of Iowa City, died Sunday, January 20, 2013, at Mercy Hospice in Iowa City.

At Mary's requests, no services will be held. Private burial will be in Oakland Cemetery in Iowa City at a later date. Instead of flowers, the family requests memorials to Mercy Hospice or Iowa City Hospice. Lensing Funeral Service in Iowa City is handling arrangements.

Born November 6, 1922, in Toledo, Ohio, the daughter of Arthur and Fern (McPherson) Lepke, Mary was raised in Toledo and graduated from DeVilbiss High School. She attended Davis Business College in Toledo, later working for Ohio Gas Company and Owens Illinois Glass Company, both in Toledo. On September 19, 1942, Mary married J.D. Follas in Sylvania, Ohio. The family moved to Iowa City in 1958.

Mary was a volunteer with Mercy Hospital's Mercy Guild and was a past member of University Club, the Elk's Lodge and Iowa City Women of the Moose.

She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and homemaker.

Mary is survived by her husband, J.D.; a daughter, Patricia A. Harvey; her husband, James, and a son, William R. Follas; a grandson, William Bradley Follas; a granddaughter, Michelle R. Follas, and great-grandchildren, Kiersten, Mikayla and Jayden.

Her parents, a brother and a sister preceded her in death.

Condolences may be sent to the family at

Funeral Home

Lensing Funeral & Cremation Service
605 Kirkwood Ave Iowa City, IA 52240

Published in Toledo Blade on Jan. 22, 2013