Mary K. Van Deusen, 87, a longtime area resident, passed away peacefully on Friday, March 19, 2021 at The Baptist Home in Rhinebeck, NY.
Born on April 23, 1933, in Hudson, NY, she was the daughter of the late Bernard and Thelma (Ostrander) Kipp. Mary married Kenneth Van Deusen on July 26, 1953 in Stottville, NY. Ken predeceased her on April 26, 2004.
Ken & Mary owned and operated a small mom and pop grocery store in Bigfork, Montana and was an Avon representative for many years. Above all, she was a homemaker for her family, and took pride in raising her 4 girls. She enjoyed traveling, having traveled to all 50 states, and especially enjoyed her many cruises and trips to NYC. Mary also attended many rock concerts up until only a few years ago. She loved camping and was an avid baseball fan, especially a fan of the NY Mets. Mary also loved gardening and her collection of orchids.
Mary is survived by her loving daughters, Beverly Weckesser of Livingston, NY, Terry (Stephen) Bush of Elizaville, NY, Cheri Van Deusen of Kingston, NY, and Kelly (Craig) Tiedemann of Salt Point, NY; her sister, Bonita Kipp of Hudson, NY; her sister in law, Patricia Kipp of Hudson, NY; her grandchildren, Jay Weckesser, Amanda Tiedemann, and Lyndsey Tiedemann; her great grandchildren, Paige, Lawson, and Brynn Weckesser; her lifelong friend, Ginny Pulver; in addition to extended family and friends.
In addition to her husband, Mary is predeceased by her brother, Daniel Kipp.
Friends may call at the Burnett & White Funeral Homes on Wednesday, March 24th, 2021 from 1PM to 3PM. Immediately following, there will be a procession to St. John's Lutheran Cemetery, Manorton, NY where graveside services and burial will take place.
Memorial donations may be made in Mary's memory to a cause Mary held close to her heart, her love for animals. Please consider making a memorial donation to Dutchess County SPCA, 636 Violet Ave., Hyde Park, NY 12538 in Mary's memory.
Arrangements are under the direction of Burnett & White Funeral Homes 7461 S. Broadway, Red Hook, NY.