Mary Beverly Heneghan passed away September 5, 2022, in the Franciscan Alliance Hospice House, after a lengthy illness. Mary was born in 1944 to the late Walter M. Mercer and Margaret Crabtree Mercer in Memphis Tennessee. She met and married husband Thomas Heneghan in November of 1973. Mary and Thomas call Indianapolis home but enjoyed their time at their former residents of Long Island New York and Marietta Georgia. Mary’s catholic faith, family, and her Irish heritage were extremely important to her.
She was a long-time member SS Francis & Clare Catholic Church in Greenwood. Over the years Mary was involved in numerous groups, committees and organizations, volunteering wherever needed and enjoyed reading, traveling, and crocheting. Her greatest joy came from being around family and friends and was affectionately known as “Uncle Bev” by her nieces and nephews. Mary had several areas of interest in her career path. The one that brought the greatest satisfaction was being a teaching assistant to special needs children at Rise Learning Center and in both the Greenwood and Center Grove School districts.
Survivors include her husband, her daughters Tina Henry (husband Christopher) of Powder Springs Georgia, and Laura Stark (husband Robert) of Indianapolis. She is also survived by her grandchildren Patrick Stark (fiancée Naya Ankersen) of Chicago Illinois and Lauren Stark currently attending graduate school in London England.
Calling for Mary will be at SS Francis & Clare Catholic Church on Friday, September 16 from 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM at SS Francis & Clare Catholic Church, 5901 Olive Branch Road, Greenwood, Indiana 46143. Mass of Christian burial will be at 12:00 PM. Cremation will follow, and the ashes will be buried at Saint Joseph Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers the family asks you to consider a donation to SS Francis & Clare Catholic Church, 5901 Olive Branch Road, Greenwood, IN 46143, or to your favorite charity. The family would like to express their sincere gratitude for the entire staff of Franciscan Alliance Hospice House for their dedicated, loving care and support, during this difficult time.
Services entrusted to O’Riley Branson Funeral Service and Crematory, 6107 South East Street, Indianapolis, Indiana.
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