Mary Ann (Kasarda) Dickerson, 72, departed this life and entered into eternal life with her Savior, Jesus Christ, on June 29, 2015. Mary Ann was born in Rankin, Pa., on July 29, 1942, to Paul and Anna (Goda) Kasarda. She had three older brothers, Mike, Paul and John.
She graduated from Sacred Heart High School in Pittsburgh.
After several years of work as a dental assistant, she entered the University of Pittsburgh where she met and later married Alexander Dickerson on April 6, 1964. They were married for over 51 years.
Al and Mary Ann moved to Greenfield, in 1971 and raised four children, Matthew Sr. (Kathi), Teresa Nosek (Chris), Luke (Gail), and Sarah Dickerson-Love (Dennis Moran). She has 12 grandchildren: Michael, Rachael, Matthew Jr., Stephen, Jordan, Ian, Jenna, Hannah, Danielle, Thad, Mary and Brady. She was expecting another grandchild in November 2015.
She was a member of St. Thomas Catholic Church in Fortville, IN, sang in the choir and participated in the parish festivals. Mary Ann worked for A&M Chemical as an office manager for 30 years and retired in 2012 to volunteer as a tutor at the Greenfield Learning Center. She was a great cook and baker and loved cooking for family and friends.
Mary Ann is survived by her husband, Al; children; grandchildren; brother-in-law, Peter Dickerson; sisters-in-law,Jill Dickerson, Elizabeth Kasarda and Edie Kasarda and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was predeceased by infant daughter Maria; her parents; Al’s parents; three brothers and sister-in-law Peggy Kamin.
Visitation will be from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m., Thursday, July 2, 2015, with a Rosary at 8:30 p.m. at Erlewein Mortuary & Crematory, 1484 W. US Hwy. 40, Greenfield, IN 46140. Her mass of Christian burial will be at 11 a.m. Friday, July 3, 2015, at St. Thomas Catholic Church, 523 S. Merrill St., Fortville, IN 46040. Burial will follow at a later date at Marion National Cemetery in Marion, Ind.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent directly to IUF/Myeloma Research Fund, P.O. Box 7072, Indianapolis, IN 46207-7072. Envelopes will be available at the mortuary.
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