Services for Mary were held on Friday, Dec. 28, 2007, at Riverside Presbyterian Church in Linn Grove. Rev. Russell Westbrook officiated.
Burial took place at Barnes Township Cemetery at Linn Grove.
Mary Louise Bryngelson, the daughter of Elmer and Maggie (Olson) Bryngelson, was born at Linn Grove, on Dec. 29, 1928. Mary lived her youth and received her education at Linn Grove, graduating from Linn Grove High School.
She was united in marriage to Dwight Clapp on May 23, 1948. The couple was blessed with four children: Vicki, Michael, Susan, and Cynthia. Following their marriage, Dwight and Mary were engaged in farming six miles northeast of Linn Grove. In 1970, they moved to Mountain Home, Ark. While residing there, Mary was employed in a shirt factory and later worked in the food service department of the factory until her retirement in 1991. Dwight died on Sept. 16, 1972. Mary continued to make her home in Mountain Home. She became a resident of the Sioux Care Center on Aug. 3, 2006.
Mary had worshipped with the Presbyterian faith in both Linn Grove and while living in Arkansas. She had been a Sunday School teacher and a teacher for the Kingdom Kids for many years.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Dwight; her son, Michael; two sisters; and three brothers.
Mary is survived by her children: Vicki Barglof and husband, Larry of Linn Grove, Susan Maxwell of Cherokee Village, Ark., and Cynthia Wolf and husband, Walter of Mountain Home, Ark.; five grandchildren; two great grandchildren; her sister, Donna Blum and husband, Bob of Terril; and her brothers-in-laws and sisters-in-laws: Lawrence and Dorothy Rusk and Troy and Betty Clapp -- all of Linn Grove.
The Sliefert Funeral Home in Sioux Rapids was in charge of the services.
Those who wish to send online condolences to the family may do so via the funeral home website: www.sliefert.com