Mary Ann WEBB
1920 - 2019
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WEBB, Mary Ann (1920-2019) Our much loved and greatly appreciated Mom, Mary Ann (Kukura) Webb, age 98, passed away peacefully on January 8, 2019. Born on September 25, 1920, in Struthers, Ohio, the daughter of Mary Urban Kukura and Joseph Andrew Kukura, Mary lived a life filled with love and adventure. During World War II, Mary was one of the "Rosie the Riveters" that helped win the war. In late February, 1945, at a USO dance she met Henry L. Webb, Jr., a young handsome soldier on leave. Within six weeks, Mary and Henry "Hank" were married and were then blessed with four children in six years beginning with Elaine, Mark, Joyce and Bruce and fifty-four years of a passionately loving marriage. To Henry, Mary was always his "dear, darling wife," and he loved her deeply. The Webb family moved from Gary, to Hobart, Indiana in the early 50's. Mary was a beautiful and passionately devoted mom. She exuded happiness and filled every room she entered with sunshine and her innate sense of joy. Following her husband's lead in golf, Mary took up the game. Mary was listed in Golf Digest's Hall of Fame as one of the most improved golfers in America. She rose from rank beginner to women's "A flight" Club Champion within a few years. She was thrilled with her four lifetime holes in one, the last one received at the age of 74. And she accomplished all of this, while watching the "Cubbies" after every early morning round of golf!!! Additionally, Mom was very involved in all activities of her husband and their four children, and their grandchildren, whether they were in sports, agricultural 4-H, varsity competitions, horse shows or just playing "cars" on the floor with her grandchildren. At one daughter's 12th birthday party Mary taught the eighth grade boys in her class how to dance. After living in and raising their family in Hobart, Indiana, Mary and Henry moved to Lake Clarke Shores, Florida. In her 60's Mary was extremely thrilledfollowing her two daughters' lifelong love of horses-- to begin learning and honing her own equestrian skills. She learned to ride English saddle and quickly progressed into the exhilaration of riding over jumps. Mom is pre-deceased by her husband Henry L. Webb, Jr., their son Mark James Webb, a Bronze Star and Distinguished Flying Cross decorated pilot who died in action in Viet Nam in 1970, her brothers Frank, who was killed in action in the Battle of the Bulge in WWII, Joseph, John, and Cyril and her sister Justine Fitzer. She leaves behind her daughters Elaine Webb Alvarez and husband Ron Alvarez, of West Palm Beach, Florida and Joyce Virginia Webb Hiestand and husband Terry Hiestand of North Judson, Indiana, son Bruce and her wonderful grandchildren Mark, Aaron Chad Alvarez, Nathan David Hiestand, Kelly Webb, her great-grandchildren Tyler and Zachary Hiestand, and many nieces and nephews. Mary also leaves behind her most dear and devoted friend, dance partner and the second love of her life-- John Zambito. On behalf of Mary and us, we thank each and every one of you at Lourdes-Noreen McKeen for all of the caring, love, empathy and joy with which you treated Mary. To TrustBridge Hospice, you made the last days of Mary's life more tolerable and less painful for her and more understandable and accepting for us. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Lourdes Foundation in tribute to their attention and care in the last few years of Mary's life, and to Hospice of Palm Beach County (TrustBridge) for their extraordinary support during the last days of Mary's life. A private memorial and celebration of life will be held on Friday, January 18, 2019.

Published by Palm Beach Post on Jan. 17, 2019.
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My dear sweet friend, deepest sympathies to you and your family. I wish I could have known your Mom - what an amazing woman! Such an awesome life to be celebrated! May all her wonderful memories fill your hearts to comfort you through your grieving and bring peace to you all.
Much Love,
Bernadette Cwik
Bernadette Cwik
January 18, 2019
Joyce, I am so sorry that you have been separated from your mom for awhile. I don't know yet how to even deal with that. My heart hurts for you and your family. She sure is a beautiful lady! You are truly in my prayers. call me if you you need Anything including someone to go ground that husband of yours. She sounds like an excellent mom
January 17, 2019
Joyce and family. I was so sorry to hear of your Mother's passing. She sounded like she lived her life to the fullest with many accomplishments with the highest accomplishment being her family.

Deepest sympathy,

Tara Kaper
January 17, 2019
I know that the trip to heaven was a fast one. God does not take time receiving his angels. You were always a sweet and kind Mother-in-law. I will miss teasing you all the time. God bless you Mary and God be with your children at this time of sorrow
Terry Hiestand
January 17, 2019
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