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Mary (Clare) Pitt was born on August 24, 1936 in Humboldt, Iowa, the daughter of Vincent and Eloise Dobson Clare. She graduated with the Class of 1954 from Knoxville High School.

She married Jerry Pitt, Sr. on December 25, 1957 at the Assembly of God Church in Knoxville, Iowa.

They lived their entire married lives in the Knoxville area. In addition to being a mother and homemaker. Mary enjoyed crocheting, cross stitching, cross word puzzles, cooking and singing with her husband at group homes and nursing homes.

Mary passed away on Tuesday, November 25, 2008 in Mercy Medical center in Des Moines, Iowa at the age of 72 years, three months and one day. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one brother, Leroy Clare.

Mary is survived by her husband of 51 years, Jerry Pitt, Sr.; her children, Bill Pitt (companion, Sue Beal), of Pella, Jerry Pitt, Jr. (Toni) and Kelly Slycord (Dennis) of Knoxville; her sisters, Elizabeth Mikeseel of Knoxville and Roseanne Giesman of Dennison; 12 grandchildren, Bobbi Karr (Scott), Corey Roush (Jana), Greg Pitt, Karri Scheffers (Mike), Jake Pitt (Nicole),
Dustin Pitt, Scott Pitt (Ashlee), Jami Slycord (Bob Harsin), Lacy Pitt (Charles Robuck), Annette Smith (Bryan), Steve Beaver, and Cody Beaver; nine great grandchildren, Montana and Morgan Pitt, Tyson and Taryn Roush, Tanner Brayden Scheffers, MacKenzie and Ava Karr, and Cameron Smith and many other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held Friday, November 28, 2008 at Celebrate Community Church, Knoxville, Iowa.