Mary Ann Ferro, 79, of Mishawaka, died on Tuesday, December 27, 2022, at Hubbard Hill Estates in Elkhart.
She was born on October 22, 1943, in Elkhart to the late James and Marietta (Divietro) Ferro. She was also preceded in death by her husband, George Becker.
Mary Ann was a 1961 graduate of Elkhart High School. She then attended Ball State University before graduating with a degree in nursing from Ivy Tech. Prior to her retirement, she managed several assisted living facilities in the area. She also loved to cook and especially enjoyed a fine dining experience. Mary Ann also enjoyed reading and solving word puzzles as well as watching crime television programs. She also loved animals, especially her pets. Above all, her favorite thing to do was to spend time with her family, especially her granddaughters.
Surviving is a daughter, Mindy Podawiltz of Woodstock, GA; two sons, Phillip Podawiltz of Bristol and Chris (Sue) Podawiltz also of Woodstock, GA: three granddaughters; Monica Kintzele, Carolyn Podawiltz and Kaitlyn Podawiltz, one brother, Jim (Janet) Ferro of Elkhart and her former daughter-in-law, Erin Bozha of South Bend. Also surviving are many cousins, nieces, nephews, and extended family members.
There will be no services or visitation as it was Mary Ann’s wishes to be cremated and scattered in the Gulf of Mexico with her husband, George. Hartzler-Gutermuth-Inman Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
Memorial contributions in memory of Mary Ann may be directed to the A.S.P.C.A. (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) P.O. Box 96929 Washington, D.C. 20090-6929.
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A.S.P.C.A. (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals)
P. O. Box 96929, Washington DC 20090-6929