Mary Jeanette Weland, 74, of New Haven, MO, passed away Monday, October 18, 2021 at her home.
Mary was born in St. Louis, Missouri on March 19, 1947, the daughter of the late Bernard & Virginia (Castillo) Weland.
Mary was an elementary teacher for 30 years, working for several Missouri school districts. She worked for Division of Family Services as a social worker. After her retirement, Mary was a nanny for three families and loved those children like her own. Mary taught adult education part time for East Central College for the past 11 years and took pride in her students’ successes.
Mary is survived by a daughter, Rachel Terbrock, of New Haven, Missouri (Tony Russell); a sister, Judith Buss & husband Tom, of St. Peters, Missouri; two grandchildren, Daniel Littrell of Washington, Missouri (Emily Lewis) & Alexandra Littrell of Kirbyville, Missouri (Andrew Wade); two great grandchildren, Peyton Littrell and Jaxon Littrell-Wade; by a niece, Traci Black & husband Joel, of St. Louis, Missouri, a nephew, Todd Buss & wife Ann, of Kirkwood, Missouri; a cousin, Jan Wester, of St. Charles, Missouri; and many friends, students, co-workers, nieces, nephews, cousins, and pets who will mourn her passing.
Mary was one of the most selfless people on this Earth who always cared for others - teaching, social work, and childcare. She had a servant’s heart. Mary loved her family above all else. She gave all of herself to three generations of her family tribe. Mary adored her great-granddaughter Peyton, who thought of her grandma as her best friend. Mary was introduced via video call to her newborn great-grandson, Jaxon, born the morning of her passing. Her family now will carry on her legacy and love for all things beautiful.
Mary was a master in the garden and took pride in her flower and herb gardens. She was a free spirit who loved nature and living in a peaceful country setting. Mary was a creative soul who enjoyed crafting and repurposing things, always having at least five projects in the works. Mary loved to decorate her home, especially for the holidays. She stayed up on current events, often listening to podcasts, and was an advocate for freedom and liberty.
Visitation will be held Monday, October 25th from 2:00 to 4:30 p.m. at Toedtmann & Grosse Funeral Home, New Haven, where funeral services will follow at 4:30 p.m., with Father John Deken officiating.
Memorials may be given to Grace’s Place Crisis Nursery or East Central College Adult Education and Literacy. C/O Toedtmann & Grosse Funeral Home.
“When tomorrow starts without me, don’t think we’re far apart; for every time you think of me, I’m right here, in your heart.”
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