Mary Lynne Paris

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Services for Mary Lynne Paris, 56 will be held at 10 a.m., Wednesday, April 22, 2009 at Crossroads Community Church in Estherville. Rev. Jason Olson will officiate the service.

Mary passed away on Sunday, April 19, 2009 at Spencer Hospital.

Mary Lynne (Murray) Paris the daughter of Robert and Wilma (Wikert) Murray was born Sept. 17, 1952 in DeKalb, Ill.

She received her education and graduated from Graettinger High School in 1970. She then attended college at Iowa Central in Fort Dodge, Spencer School of Business and Buena Vista University in Storm Lake where she received her degree in elementary education.

Mary lived in Arizona for a time and then returned back to northwest Iowa. She was united in marriage to Bill Paris on Jan. 31, 1996 in Las Vegas and then the couple made their home in Estherville. Mary was active during the construction of Crossroads Community Church. She would help feed the construction workers and do various jobs. She also was very active at the church helping with women's ministry.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and grandparents.

Mary is survived by her husband, Bill of Estherville; daughter, Julie Watson and her husband, Martin; two grandchildren; sister, Barb Conwell; sister-in-law, Linda Nelson and her husband, Craig; and her dog, Happy.