Mary Glass

Mary Glass


Mary Jean Glass, 85, of Naples, Florida and formerly of Oelwein, Iowa died Saturday evening, May 8, 2021 at Memory Care of Naples in Naples.

Funeral Service: 10:30 a.m. Thursday, May 27, 2021 at Zion Lutheran Church in Oelwein with Rev. Josh Schunk officiating.

Visitation: 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 26, 2021 at the Jamison-Schmitz Funeral Home in Oelwein and for one hour before the service at the church on Thursday.

Interment: Hope Cemetery, rural Maynard, Iowa.

Memorials may be directed in her name to the Alzheimer’s Association of East Central Iowa Chapter, 317 7th Avenue SE #402, Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52401. Online obituary at

Due to recommendations from state and federal health officials during the COVID-19 pandemic, guests are required to wear a mask and social distance.  We encourage relatives and friends not able to attend the service to reach out to the family by leaving a message on the funeral home web site, by mail, text or phone.

Mary Jean Seegers was born November 16, 1935 in Fayette County, Iowa, the daughter of Lawrence and Leona (Schult) Seegers.  She graduated from Maynard High School in Maynard.  In 1955, she was united in marriage to Ronald Howard Glass at Hope Lutheran Church in rural Maynard.  Mary Jean and Ron farmed in rural Maynard, where they raised their three daughters Jodi, Jacqueline and Jeanne.  Mary Jean and Ron later divorced.  

For many years Mary Jean owned and operated the Meadow Mist Motel and Oelwein Tour and Travel Agency.  She spent many winters in Naples, Florida.  While residing in Florida, she met Chuck Penrose, who would become the love of her life.  After retirement, she moved to Naples permanently.  

Mary Jean was a former member of Hope Lutheran Church, rural Maynard, where she was active with Bible Study.  She was also a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Oelwein and Christus Victor Lutheran Church in Naples, Florida, where she was active in Women’s Bible Study and volunteering for the church.  Mary Jean enjoyed softball, bowling, golf, water skiing, gardening, farming, traveling, helping others and being around people.

Mary Jean is survived by her significant other of many years: Charles Penrose of Naples, Florida; 3 daughters: Jodi (Dennis) Hoepfner of La Crosse, Wisconsin; Jacqueline (Grant) Larson of Del Mar, California and Jeanne (Randy) Hudnutt of Pendleton, Kentucky; 10 grandchildren: Luke Hoepfner, Kristin (Colin) Rieke, Ryan Hoepfner, Greg (Trisha) Hoepfner, Amy Eischeid, Lance (Jocelyn) Eischeid, Ashley (Brian) Shaw, 

Carissa (Brandon) Zega, Austin Hudnutt (fiancée: Kera Merritt) and Taylor Hudnutt;

11 great grandchildren; brother: Ronald (Beverly) Seegers of Oelwein; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; 2 brothers: Harold Seegers at infancy and Marvin Seegers; and 2 sisters: Verla Strosahl and Arlene Seegers.



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