Mary Mercedes Warwick


Mary Mercedes Warwick, 90, of North Platte, NE, died Saturday, March 29, 2014, at Linden Court in North Platte, NE.

Mary was born February 12, 1924, to Clarence Wilson “Red” and Cecil M. Harvey Beam at Stapleton, NE where she grew up and graduated from Stapleton High School.

On November 27, 1941, Mary married Robert Mark Warwick at Stapleton. They moved to a farm south of Stapleton the following March where they lived until 1945 when they moved west of North Platte to farm. They moved into North Platte in 1955 and Mary worked as a cook for Madison Junior High for 20 years. Robert and Mary later moved to Hershey and retired from farming. In her later years, Mary returned to North Platte where she lived in the High Rise, Linden Estates and later Linden Court.

Mary was a member of the Sutherland Presbyterian Church. She enjoyed fishing and cooking. She also liked to read the newspapers, dance and yell at her son.

She is survived by her son, Dean (Julie) Warwick, of Hershey; a daughter-in-law, Wauneta Warwick, of Omaha, NE; six grandchildren, Dawn (Joe) Ayivi Guedehoussou, of Omaha, NE, Stacey (Gary) Kassebaum and Brent (Lisa) Warwick, of Lincoln, NE, Pat McNeil, of Brady, NE, Steve Arnold, of Seattle, WA and Crystal Warwick (fiancé, Austin Sauer) of North Platte; 10 great-grandchildren; her brothers, Arlen (Betty) Beam, of Lincoln, NE and Chuck (Ruth) Beam, of Maple Grove, MN; many nieces, nephews and other family.

Mary was preceded in death by her husband, Robert; a son, Barry Warwick; a daughter-in-law, Betty Warwick; two infant daughters; her parents, Red and Cecil Beam; and her sister, Donna Jean Clark.

Funeral service will be 1:30 p.m. Thursday, April 3, 2014, at Odean Colonial Chapel at C & Sycamore with JA Welsh officiating. Burial will follow in the North Platte Cemetery. Visitation will be 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Odean Colonial Chapel at C & Sycamore. Condolences may also be shared at and memorials are suggested to Hershey Volunteer Fire Department. Odean Colonial Chapel at C & Sycamore is in charge of arrangements