Mary was a resident of Kosciusko County, Ind., for the past 45 years. She retired in 1994 having worked in the housekeeping department at Bremen Health Care in Bremen, Ind.
She was born on June 17, 1928, in Sanders, Ky., to Jasper Lee Rosell and Ida (Hamilton) Rosell. On Jan. 20, 1945, she was married to Melvin Neat Perkins, who passed away on July 10, 1986.
She will be lovingly remembered by her two sons: Gerald Perkins, Ocala, Fla.; Paul (Lois) Perkins, Silver Lake, Ind.; four daughters: Patricia Alt, South Bend, Ind.; Nina (Phil) Stapleton, South Whitley, Ind.; Bobby Wadkins, Silver Lake, Ind.; Sally Perkins, Silver Lake, Ind.; and 12 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, two sons, one daughter, one sister and three brothers.
A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013 at Redpath-Fruth Funeral Home, 225 Argonne Rd., Warsaw, and officiated by Chaplain Bob Jarboe.