Mary E. Perryman
Mary Elaine Perryman, age 79, of Sioux Falls, S.D., passed away Sunday, January 27, 2013.
Mary Elaine Hand, daughter of Percy and Celeste (Boysen) Hand, was born September 6, 1933, in Midland. She grew up in that area, graduating from high school in 1951. She married Ben Ahrendt and the couple settled near Murdo. Mary later moved to Onida where she was the clerk of courts in Sully County. While in Onida, Mary was active in the American Legion Auxiliary. In 1975, she moved to Sioux Falls and began working for Automotive Supply.
On January 17, 1976, she was united in marriage to Rex Perryman in Sioux Falls. Mary later worked as a bookkeeper for Reynolds Construction for 15 years, retiring in 2003.
Rex preceded her in death on August 12, 2003. Mary enjoyed antiquing and oil painting. Always a farm girl at heart, she also loved to garden.
Grateful for having shared her life are her children, Randy (Anita) Ahrendt, Sandi (Dave) Beckman, all of Sioux Falls, Percy (Diane) Ahrendt, Spearfish, and Ben (Roberta) Ahrendt, Sioux Falls; a son-in-law, Scott Tillema; step-daughters, Kristen (Paul) Albers and Karen (Dan) Peterson, all of Sioux Falls; two brothers, Tom (Lani) Hand and Dave (Laura) Hand, all of Midland; and a sister, Kathi Hand, Kennewick, Wash.; 12 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Rex, a granddaughter, Kelly; and a great-granddaughter, Jaycee.
Services were held Wednesday, January 30, at Miller West Funeral Chapel in Sioux Falls with the Reverend Bob Rudebush officiating.
Interment was at the Hurley City Cemetery.