Mary M. Huitt, 86, daughter of Milton and Ethel (Randolph) Crees, was born Sept. 18, 1927, in Guthrie Center.

She passed away Wednesday, March 5 at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines.

Mary attended Guthrie Center and Panora schools.

On March 25, 1946, she married Ollie Huitt in Guthrie Center. They lived on a farm near Dawson, later moving to Panora and then to Perry.

In 1985, they moved to Lake Panorama.

Mary worked at Oscar Mayer in Perry for about 17 years, retiring when she was 62.

Ollie passed away in 1990. Mary continued to live at the lake and also with her companion of the last 23 years, Willard "Mike" Sloss of Guthrie Center.

Mary enjoyed being with her grandchildren, playing cards, watching Wheel of Fortune, word puzzles, the outdoors, gardening, canning, and cooking.

She is survived by her sons, Roger Crees of Thatcher, Ariz., and Rick (Judy) Huitt of Perry; companion, Willard "Mike" Sloss of Guthrie Center; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren and six sisters.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Ollie, an infant daughter, four sisters and a brother.

Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m., Monday, March 10 at the Twigg Funeral Home in Panora. Burial will be in the Brethren Cemetery, Panora.

Visitation will be Sunday, March 9 from 2-4 p.m. with family present at the funeral home.