Mary Hidlebaugh
  • Born on: February 19, 1935
  • Departed on: January 5, 2019
  • Resided in: Waterloo, IA

Mary Hidlebaugh

Mary A. Hidlebaugh passed away on January 5, 2019, at Allen Hospital from natural causes.

Mary was born on February 19, 1935, to parents William and Geneva Embree in rural Elliott, Iowa. She graduated from Griswold High School in Griswold, Iowa, in 1952 and received her teaching degree from Simpson College in Indianola. In 1955 she married Everett Hidlebaugh, a fellow Simpson College student. Mary continued her education at Drake University and at the University of Northern Iowa where she received her Master's Degree in Education. Mary held elementary school teaching positions in Newton, Leon, Columbus Junction, Newburg, Grinnell, and Shellsburg, as well as serving as a media aide at the Iowa Braille and Sight Saving School in Vinton. Upon retirement, she and Everett lived in a log home on the shore of the Shell Rock River in rural Shell Rock before moving to Mountain Home, Arkansas, in 2008, and then to Waterloo in 2016.

Mary is preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Robert Embree of Iowa City.

 Mary is survived by her husband of 63 years Everett Hidlebaugh, sister Ruth Smith of Lindenhurst, IL, daughter Jennifer (John) Tabor of Sterling, AK, son James (Laura) Hidlebaugh of Waterloo, and one granddaughter Geneva Hidlebaugh of Waterloo.

Mary enjoyed playing the dulcimer, creating patchwork quilts, attending to her beloved Boston Terriers, and being a life-long proud and dedicated member of the Democratic Party.
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