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“Thinking of you, cousins, during this time of remembering Mary esp the long ago days out at the Deupree farm. The Fouts slide show brought back fond...Read More »
1 of 19 | Posted by: Lorraine Fox - Jeffersonville, IN

“I knew Mary from her involvement with FCCLA. I was never an actual student of hers, but I met her when I was a student at Gilbert High School. I...Read More »
2 of 19 | Posted by: Michael Weber - Student

“Too soon gone, I remember that beautiful smile and unflappable spirit, from grade school til we all managed to graduate. Such sweet memories I have...Read More »
3 of 19 | Posted by: Kathryn Hubbard House - Holden, MO

“My favourite teacher in my entire educational career. A bright spirit. Brilliant woman. She will be missed. Thank you for believing in me and pushing...Read More »
4 of 19 | Posted by: Maria Feldman - Omaha, NE

“I will always remember the slumber parties we had at your house, all the music contests we sang at and when you moved to town, the walk from school...Read More »
5 of 19 | Posted by: Jane Leonard Weis - TX

“Your sister was a kind and loving soul like your mom. When my daughter taught at Malvern, Mary took her under her wing, just because she was who she...Read More »
6 of 19 | Posted by: Carol Timm(Hull) - CB, IA

“Mary and I taught together at East Monona in Moorhead and also at Red Oak. She was an excellent teacher who really cared about her students. During...Read More »
7 of 19 | Posted by: Jeff Button - Red Oak, IA

“Denny and I are sad to hear of Mary Helen's death. Such a talented person in many ways. She excelled in many areas, but my memory leads me back to...Read More »
8 of 19 | Posted by: Dianne Kelley-Book - Walnut, IA

“Mary was in my class. I remember her as being a very sweet, loving person. Rest in peace Mary. You will be missed by all who knew you. ”
9 of 19 | Posted by: Pat Seeburger - Moorhead, IA

“Mary and I were friends for many years. We were colleagues at the East Mona. schools. I will always have good memories. Please let me know when...Read More »
10 of 19 | Posted by: Peggy Knights - Tekamah, NE

“So sorry to hear of Mary's passing. I baby sat with Mary and her brothers years ago. She was a sweet girl, much like her Mother Helen, who I took...Read More »
11 of 19 | Posted by: Sheila Lindsey - Moorhead, IA

“I am so sorry for your loss. I did not realize she was back in Woodbine. She is gone too soon. Donna Barry ”
12 of 19 | Posted by: Donna (Mann) Barry - IA - Friend

“Ms. Deupree was my teacher and FCCLA adviser for a very short time at Malvern, but she made a tremendous impact. She inspired me and instilled within...Read More »
13 of 19 | Posted by: Justin Sukup - Madison, WI

“One special lady that will be missed. Sending prayers to the family. ”
14 of 19 | Posted by: Matthew Jennings - Malvern, IA

“Mary Deupree taught at the Malvern High School when my daughter was in school. So enjoyed her friendship during her teaching career at Malvern. My...Read More »
15 of 19 | Posted by: Deb Smith - Malvern, IA - Friend

“This is so sad. Mary was a beautiful little girl when I took music lessons from her Mother. Her Mother was a wonderful and grand lady.I ”
16 of 19 | Posted by: La Vonna Clark - Woodbine, IA

“She was a class act all the way around. She had nothing but kind words to say about her students. She treated them all the same, and pushed them...Read More »
17 of 19 | Posted by: Matt Gengler - Missouri Valley, IA

“I was a student of Mrs. Dupree back in Missouri Valley High School. She was one of my favorite teachers she was the best cooking teacher that I've...Read More »
18 of 19 | Posted by: Sabrina Coddington - IA - Student

“I'm so sorry to hear of Miss Deupree's passing. She was my Home Economics and Art teacher in High school at the now dissolved East Monona school in...Read More »
19 of 19 | Posted by: Barbara Graybill - Jensen - IA


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Mary Helen Deupree was born October 19, 1952, to Lawrence and Helen Deupree in Moorhead, Iowa. Mary graduated from Woodbine High School in 1971. She graduated from Wayne State University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Education. She taught Home Economics and Art Education in Crawford, Nebraska; Moorhead, Iowa; Red Oak, Iowa, and Malvern, Iowa. Mary also taught Special Education classes in the Council Bluffs, Iowa School System before accepting a teaching position in Missouri Valley, Iowa. Mary taught Home Economics at Missouri Valley until health issues forced an early retirement in 2015. She remained a resident of Missouri Valley, Iowa until her passing.

Mary enjoyed all sorts of teaching activities. Her greatest joys were seeing her student's successes in vocational culinary arts competitions. Mary was active in the FCCLA program at Missouri Valley High School. Her students competed nationwide in contests showcasing their debate and presentation skills. These nationwide competitions helped launch culinary careers and continuing life skills for many of her students. Over the years she was active in and enjoyed Harrison County judging contests, participation in County Homemaking Extension Programs, and photography work for the Henry Doorly Zoo in Omaha.

Mary died Saturday, March 10, 2018, at the Rose Vista Assisted Living in Woodbine, Iowa at the age of 65 years, five months and 10 days

Mary was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Jim Deupree; and cousins, Virginia and Susan Roe. She is survived by her three brothers, Dave Deupree of Independence, Missouri, Dick Deupree and his wife Judy of Gowen, Michigan, Chuck Deupree and his wife Cathy of Collinsville, Texas; and many relatives and friends.