Mary Edith Ingersoll

October 30, 1922 ~ November 19, 2020 (age 98)


Mary Edith Ingersoll passed away on November 19, 2020, following a brief illness.  She was born on October 30, 1922 on a ranch between Medina and Bandera, Texas to her late parents Ray and Nannie Davis.  

She attended grade school in Medina, TX and completed her education in Port Author, graduating from Thomas Jefferson High School in 1939.  She spent all of her summers with her parents at the Phantom Ranch located at the bottom of the Grand Canyon, Arizona. 

After high school graduation, Mary attended and graduated from Lowrys Beauty College in Phoenix, Arizona and worked in Phoenix for several years.  At that time, she married Hiram Mott and they had a beautiful daughter, Sandra Ellen. After the death of Hiram Mott, she moved to Baytown and was employed by J.C. Penny for the next eleven years.

In 1993, Mary retired and married Wayne Ingersoll.  Mary and Wayne enjoyed traveling throughout the United States in their motor home. She was a member of The Order of The Eastern Star for over 50 years, a faithful member of Central Baptist Church and she and Wayne were members of several camping and social clubs.

Mary was an avid Astros fan, with her cut-out in the stands for all home games and not missing a televised game this season.  Her favorite player was “Short Stuff” otherwise known as Jose Altuve.

Her survivors include five grandchildren: Devry Schladoer McAdams, Susan Bellmyer,Patrick Bellmyer, Aaron Bellmyer and Jeffery Bellmyer; six great grandchildren and three great great grandchildren.  Stepdaughter Pamela Ingersoll and step granddaughter Pier Louisa Laird.

In addition to her parents, Mary was preceded in death by daughter Sandra Ellen Mott Bellmyer, sisters: Adel Akin and Leta Preston, Nieces: Nancy Akin Bailey and Janelle Akin Nesting, and nephew Ray Lee Preston.

Officiating is Robert Mullens with music provided by Kent Reep. Honorary Pallbearers are Jeff Bellmyer, Patrick Bellmyer, Aaron Bellmyer, Chance Ireland, (Jimmy) Santiago San Miguel Jr and Bill Smithson.

We greatly appreciate the loving care given to Mary for the last four years by Visiting Angels, and especially Ashley Polumbo-Colon, Kim Wasson, and Pat Johnson and friend Jann Butts.

Mary was a faithful Christian who always loved to be around people and make them laugh.  She will be greatly missed by her family and many friends.

Graveside services will be Tuesday, December 1st, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. in Sterling White Cemetery, 11011 Crosby Lynchburg Ro Highlands, Texas.

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Graveside Service
December 1, 2020

10:00 AM
Sterling White Cemetery

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