Mary Leiphart

HOLLY, MI. – Mary Leiphart of Holly, MI passed away on January 15, 2014.

Born May 22, 1943 in Munising, MI, Mary graduated from Newberry High School in 1961 and started working for the local hospital in Munising as a secretary. After a successful career in Munising, Mary moved to Detroit where she became a Cracker Jack legal secretary for several law firms. Mary married George Downing in 1986, retired from her profession in 1987 and travelled the world with her husband for the remainder of their lives. Mary is survived by her husband George Downing of Holly; brother Steven Leiphart (Julia) of Ironwood, and sisters Donelle Matson (Victor) of Curtis, MI; Rita Knierim (Kurt deceased) of Curtis, MI and Ann Joe Bitely (Alan) also of Curtis, MI and many close friends, nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents Don and Julia Leiphart of Newberry.

Those wishing to send an expression of sympathy are asked to consider a donation to Newberry High School, 700 Newberry Ave., Newberry, MI 49868.