February 9, 1952- September 17, 2013
Funeral services for Mary Follett, 61, of Jefferson, will be 11:00am Saturday, September 21, 2013 at First Presbyterian Church in Jefferson. Cremation will follow the service, with burial at a later date at Jefferson Cemetery.
Friends may call at Slininger-Rossow Funeral Home in Jefferson after 11:00am Friday, with the family present at the funeral home to greet friends between 5-7:00 Friday evening.
Memorials are suggested to the family.
Mary Anne Watts Follett, daughter of Wilber Leroy Watts and Blanche Laura Poolman Watts, was born February 9, 1952, in Clarion, Iowa. Mary passed away September 17, 2013, at Greene County Medical Center in Jefferson, Iowa at the age of 61.
Mary was raised on a farm southwest of Clarion and graduated from Clarion High School in 1970. Through high school, Mary was active in band, choir and 4H. After high school, Mary attended college at Iowa Central Community College and continued to show milking shorthorn cattle at the Iowa State Fair for several years.
On January 21, 1972, she was united in marriage to Doug Follett at First Congregational Church in Clarion. To this union two daughters were born Lori and Lacy. They made their home in Clarion until 1982 when they moved to Jefferson. Mary worked as a deputy treasurer at the Greene County Courthouse and later as a customer service representative for McFarland Clinic and a receptionist at Greene County Medical Center.
Mary enjoyed animals her entire life, raising small breeds of dogs in the last few years before her death. Mary also loved spending time with her family, especially her grandkids.
Mary is survived by her husband, Doug of Jefferson; daughters: Lori (Tony) Harrah and Lacy (Adam) Follett-Brubaker of Jefferson; 6 grandchildren: Steven Follett, Michael Harrah, Kayleigh Harrah, Jerrett Harrah, Julia Follett and Jacob Brubaker; brothers Leroy (Juanita) Watts of Clarion, IA, Leland (Carol) Watts of Clarion, IA, Dennis (Marlo) Watts of Dows, IA, and Gary (Jeanne) Watts of Riceville, IA; sister Lura (Dwayne) Nelson of Greentop, MO; Brothers-in-law: Jeff (Leslie) Follett of Newton, IA and Jon Follett of Ft Dodge, IA; sisters-in-law: Jan Follett of Phoenix, AZ and Dawn (Keith) Holdgrafer of Webster City, IA; other relatives and many friends. Mary was preceded in death by her parents, brother Leonard Watts and infant brother Charles Watts; and her father and mother-in-law Don and Colleen Follett.Information provided by: Slininger-Rossow Funeral Home 119 West Lincolnway PO Box 108 Jefferson, Iowa 50129 515.386.2171 www.sliningerrossowfuneralhome.com