Mary E. Heber

Nov 7, 2020


Family services will be held at Locke Funeral Home, Waterloo


Celebration of Life gathering will be from 1:00 to 4:00pm, Saturday, November 21, 2020 at the Sunnyside Country Club, 1600 Olympic Drive, Waterloo, Iowa 50701
During Covid we ask in attendance you wear masks.



Cards/Condolences can be made to the Family at Sunnyside Country Club or to the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation or Northeast Council on Aging of Black Hawk County. 
During Covid we ask in attendance you wear masks


Mary E. Heber, 72 of Waterloo, died Saturday, November 7, 2020. She was born January 24, 1948, the daughter of Elmer and Myra Klahs in Storm Lake, Iowa.  Mary attended St. Mary’s Catholic School (Storm Lake) and then graduated from Rembrandt.  Continuing her education, she graduated from the University of Northern Iowa with a BA and later on, as a non-traditional student, a Masters in Education. Mary worked with severe profound special needs children at River Hills School for 20+ years before taking a medical retirement.  Over the years, she enjoyed anything pasta, anything chocolate, reading, farkle games, dominos, “Bible Study” and Asian food, as well as traveling overseas to visit her daughter to see the world, and spending time with family and friends.  As the strongest, sweetest person,  she came into the world early at just 3 lbs fighting to live, was paralyzed twice, survived 3 heart attacks, multiple car accidents, suffered from COPD and Emphysema, Multiple Sclerosis and more.  All in all, with constant pain, a day didn’t go by, she didn’t wear a smile on her face, even through tears trying to give joy to others.  She was the epitome of UNCONDITIONAL LOVE and will forever be missed.

She is survived by her Daughter: Tammy (Rob) Green of Waterloo. Son: William (Paula) Heber Walford, Iowa.  Three grandchildren: Brooklyn Green, Holly Heber and Madison Mitchell.  Her special grandbabies: Shelby, Valentina, Charlie, Salem, Captain, Atlas, and Arrow (Green) and Maggie and Mia (Heber). She also leaves behind two brothers and seven sisters.  Mary is preceded in death by her parents and a grandson Sterling (Green) 


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  1. Aunt Pam and Uncle Lou Cerillo | Nov 20, 2020
    Lou and I express our sympathy and unite in your sorrow. May God welcome your mom and my sister into the gates of heaven in the presence of our Blessed Mother and may he give Tammy, Will and all of the family the peace that surpasses all comprehension at this time.  All our Love, Aunt Pam and Uncle Lou Cerillo.
  2. Brandi Wagner | Nov 11, 2020
    Mary briught joy ti Wells Fargo bank! She was always laughing and looking so “chicky!” I know how much she loved you!!!! She was one of a kind and very speciaL. Praying for your family!!!
  3. Kerri Gabbard Wilson | Nov 11, 2020

    Mary had such a kind heart. She always had a smile on her face despite the pain she was in. I always kept chocolate at my desk at the AEA which she loved. She spoke of love and pride if her family. My thought and prayers go out to her family. May God grant you peace in the coming days and may memories keep her close to you.

    With deepest sympathy

  4. Holly Gerber | Nov 11, 2020
    I taught with Mary at River Hills for several years before she retired.  She will be remembered as a sweet and generous lady who always put others before herself.  My deepest sympathies to her closest friends, and family.

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