Mary E. Mercer Huddleston

Mary E. Mercer Huddleston, 102, of Burlington, died at Oakview Nursing & Rehabilitation Center on Monday, October 31, 2022.

Mary was born April 4, 1920 near Packwood, Iowa, the daughter of Edward and Iva Ramsey Mercer.  On September 12, 1943 she married Walter E. Huddleston in Newport, R.I. where both were serving in the US Army.  She enlisted as a WAAC during WWII.  She was a teacher for a short time, a homemaker, and a bookkeeper for Benner Tea Company in Burlington.  They raised their family in New London.  They moved to Amarillo, Texas and retired to Hendersonville, North Carolina before returning to Burlington.  She loved to travel with her husband all over the United States and was an avid reader.  She was a member of Faith Lutheran Church, Burlington.

Mary is survived by her daughter, Mary L. Schwartz, Indianapolis, IN; her son, Robert A. (Dorie) Huddleston, Mt. Union; grandchildren, Daniel Crook, Indianapolis, IN, Kristen (Bob) Alfred, Denmark, IA, Jacob (Annie) Huddleston, Oak Grove, MO; seven great-grandchildren, three step-grandchildren, seven step-great-grandchildren, and two step-great-great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her husband Walter; one son Bill; five brothers and three sisters.

Friends may call after 9:00 AM on November 12, 2022 at Elliott Chapel, New London, where the family will receive friends from 10:00 to 11:00 AM with a graveside service with Military Rites immediately following at Maple Hills Cemetery, Birmingham.  A memorial has been established for Faith Lutheran Church, Burlington.  Online condolences may be left at