Mary E. Deiter, 82, passed away Thursday, November 25, 2021, at the Overland Park Regional Hospital.
She was born June 3, 1939, Wagner, OK, the daughter of William “Tooter” and Ruby L. Cron Nichols. Mary graduated from Tulsa High School. She moved to Kansas in the early 70’s.
Mary worked in retail sales. She worked in food services at USD No. 321 and later worked for Famous Brand Retail Liquor.
She was preceded in death by her parents, a brother, Meredith “Buddy” Nichols, and a sister, Norma Wagner.
Mary was united in marriage to Richard J. Deiter II on September 18, 1981, in Topeka. He survives. Other survivors include her children; Kirk (Amanda) Henderson, Tonkawa, OK, Milea Ryan, Salina, Michael (Carolyn) Delaney, Gardner, Amy Raelyne (Brett) Sutton, Topeka, and Richard J. (Julie) Deiter III, Topeka; nine grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and one step-great-grandchild.
Graveside services will be at 3:00 P.M. Saturday, December 4, 2021, at the Maple Hill Cemetery, Maple Hill. A visitation will be held from 12:00 until 2:00 P.M. Saturday, at Piper Funeral Home in St. Marys. Memorial Contributions may be made in Mary’s name to help purchase a headstone. Piper Funeral Home 714 Maple Street, St. Marys, Kansas is in charge of arrangements.