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Mary Stiles Rook

November 14, 1937 ~ November 28, 2023 (age 86) 86 Years Old


Mary Stiles Rook, age 86, of Chattanooga, TN, passed away on Tuesday, November 28, 2023.

Mary was born in Ames, IA, on November 14, 1937, the daughter of William B. Stiles and Myrna Cadwell Stiles.  She graduated from University of TN. Mary was a resident of Chattanooga since 1965 and retired from Hamilton County Schools after thirty years of service. She was a member of Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church. She volunteered at Erlanger Hospital and Ronald McDonald House. Mary was an avid TN Vols fan, world traveler, reader, and enjoyed exercising and various physical activities. She also loved singing with The Joyful Sounds at Christ United Methodist Church. She was a strong independent woman and most importantly, loved God and her family. In addition to her parents, Mary was preceded in death by a sister, Anne Behler.

Survivors include her three children, Susan Rook, Scott Rook (Pia), and Lynda Rook Fowler; and six grandchildren, Ashley, Emily, and Katie Rook and Matthew, Meredith, and Sarah Fowler.

A Celebration of Life will be Saturday, December 9, 2023, at 3:00 P.M., Heritage Chapel.

Visitation will be Saturday from 1:00 P.M. until the service hour at Heritage Funeral Home.

Flowers accepted or memorial contributions may be made to Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Chattanooga, 200 Central Avenue, Chattanooga, TN  37403, https://secure.qgiv.com/for/rmhcogc or Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church, 6314 E Brainerd Rd, Chattanooga, TN 37421.

Visit the online obituary www.heritagechattanooga.com to post tributes and share memories.

Arrangements by Heritage Funeral Home 7454 East Brainerd Rd, Chattanooga, TN 37421.



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December 9, 2023

1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Heritage Funeral Home & Cremation Services (Chattanooga)
7454 E. Brainerd Rd.
Chattanooga, TN 37421

Funeral Service
December 9, 2023

3:00 PM
Heritage Funeral Home Chapel - Chattanooga
7454 E. Brainerd Rd.
Chattanooga, TN 37421


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