Sydney’s mother-in-law passed away on September 20th and there will be a memorial service held on Saturday, October 20th.
Mary Liggett December 22, 1923 ~ September 20, 2012
Mary Liggett, 88, of Niles, was born on December 22, 1923, to the late Charles and Helen (Kozak) Birczak in Detroit, Michigan, and passed away at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center on Thursday, September 20, 2012.
After graduating from Niles High School, Mary wed Marvin M. Liggett at a ceremony in Niles on May 5, 1945. Mary was a 4H leader as a young mother and her love for animals carried over to the rest of her life; she fed all wildlife that came to her porch, especially the birds. She was a quiet woman who loved spending time with her quilting club, sewing and spending time with her grandchildren.
Mary is preceded in death by her parents Charles and Helen Birczak, husband Marvin Liggett Sr., son Marvin Liggett Jr. and siblings Raymond Birczak, Fronana Birczak, Donalo Birczak, Stella Nemethy and Annie Vigansky.
She is survived by her children Teresa (Joel) Barnes, Anita (William) Gaut, Marsha (Tom) Bonner and Douglas (Sydney) Liggett, all of Niles, eight grandchildren, five great grandchildren and brother Steve Birczak of Irons, Michigan.
A memorial service to honor Mary’s life will be held on Saturday, October 20, 2012 at 11:00 a.m at Mission Hills Memorial Chapel in Niles with a time of visitation one hour prior.
Memorial donations may be made in Mary’s memory to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital located at 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or St. Mary’s Catholic Church located at 219 South State Street, Niles, MI 49120.