August 24, 1952 - November 23, 2021
Our sister Mary Arthur Stone Baer was a warm and caring lady. She was born to Leonard and Adele Stone in Shreveport, La., August 24, 1952, with a heart defect that prevented lifetime strenuous physical activity. She learned to cope with her condition and became an elementary school teacher, having earned a masters' degree. She loved teaching first graders how to read and enjoyed watching their understanding light up. She taught in New Orleans, Houston, and retired from the Memphis School System. She had an engaging sense of humor, and was a great audience for a joke, pun or story. Mary rarely paid attention to her own physical frailty, but always asked how others were doing rather than telling about herself. She enjoyed watching Jeopardy, reading People magazine and she thrilled in anything Beatles related. She was preceded in death by her husband Sidney Baer, by her father and mother, and by older sister Barbara Stone Bergman. Mary is survived by her brothers and wives, Drs. Gerald and Donna Besser Stone of Boynton Beach, Fla.; Roger and Judith Stone of Memphis, TN; brother-in-law Dr. David (Karen) Bergman of Edmond, OK.; nieces and nephews, Alec Stone (Lisa) of Silver Spring, MD, Eric Stone (Trisha Lahren) of San Francisco, CA, Hillary Stone Tate (Larry) of Memphis, TN, Stacey Bergman Laxton (Hutch) of Stillwater, OK, Dr. Mindy Bergman (Dr. Roger Samson) of College Station, TX, and, Dana Bergman (Jason Hansel) of Dallas, TX. "Birth is a beginning, death is a destination, and life is a journey." Graveside services will be at 1:00 p.m. at Temple Israel Cemetery. Donations may be made to your charity of choice.
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