In Memory of

Mary C. Case

December 19, 1931 - May 16, 2019
From: Marcus, IA
Mary Colletta, the daughter of Hugh and Katherine (Carel) Connor, was born December 19, 1931, in Sioux City, Iowa. She grew up on her family’s farm near Le Mars, and attended Union High School. She then graduated from St. Joseph’s School of Nursing in Sioux City.
Mary was united in marriage to Delbert Case, and the two settled on a farm southwest of Marcus where they raised their three sons. In addition to being a busy farmwife and mother, Mary was the school nurse for the Marcus School District from 1966 through 1994.

Mary passed away peacefully at her home on Thursday, May 16, 2019, at the age of 87. She was preceded in death by her parents, Hugh and Kit Connor; a daughter-in-law, Kim Case; twin grandsons, as well as a grandson, Joey; brothers Carel (La Donna) Connor, Gerald Connor, and Dan (Shirley) Connor; her in-laws, Oscar and Ruth Case.

Survivors include her husband Delbert; three sons: Tom (Lauren) Case of Missoula, MT, Gary (Evelyn) Case of Jefferson City, MO, and Blane Case of Lincoln, NE; two grandsons, Seth and Dan.

It was Mary's wish that there be no services following her death.

Burial will be at Marcus-Amherst Cemetery.


Tuesday, June 4, 2019 at 1:01 PM
“Dear Case Family,
I want to extend my thoughts and prayers on your mother's passing. My mother, Peg Bies worked with your Mom at the Marcus Schools. Mom always looked forward to seeing your mom, but especially Mary's annual Birthday call. Mary was always consistent in making that call every January, I know my mom will miss her dearly. When I shared the news with my mom on Mary's passing she relayed several memories: how Mary convinced my mother that my twin brother had a broken collar bone after falling out of our bunk beds and was not just faking his pain to get out of school. She also said there was a time when Mary was concerned that we may not be able to afford food, because she noticed I was eating mustard sandwiches at lunch. My mom laughed as she explained to Mary that there was lunch meat at home, but I was a picky eater and if she could convince to put meat on my sandwich or eat a peanut butter jelly sandwich give it a try, I still have never had a PBJ sandwich. I'm sure after spending a career looking after school kids you have several stories like these. Again my sympathies on your mother's passing.
Tom Bies

- Tom Bies
Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at 11:18 AM
“So very sorry for your loss. I remember her in high school. She was a nurse at our school when I was 16. I graduated in 1968. Heartfelt sympathy to the family.

She was so nice.”
- Sandy Wallin
Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at 11:08 AM
“Delbert, family and friends, my sincere condolence to you on your loss. Recalling our Union Township days, Mary was a cheerful, friendly person, and a very good athlete. ”
- Donald Paulin
Saturday, May 18, 2019 at 12:02 PM
“I graduated in 1983 and Mary had been my school nurse even at Grand Meadow I believe. A very gentle sweet woman. Always do hard to lose ur mother. God blessed us with a lovely nurse. My sympathies.”
- Peggy Bierman Hinkhouse
Friday, May 17, 2019 at 10:39 AM
“Our deepest sympathy to all the families! TC would love to hear from you ”
- Pam Tentinger
Friday, May 17, 2019 at 10:39 AM
“Sending prayers for all .
- Edward Sand
Friday, May 17, 2019 at 10:39 AM
“I have often thought about Mary in the last few years and wondered how she was doing. I taught at Marcus when Mary was the school nurse and enjoyed working with her. You and your family have my sympathy.”
- Linda Struck
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