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Mary A.

Mary A. Parady (nee Spehar) Entered into Eternal Life Saturday, June, 4, 2022 at the age of 95.  Mary was preceded in death by her parents Anton and Anna Spehar, as well as her siblings, Stanley Spehar, Theresa Predovich, Johanna Myers, and Pauline Chriswell.  She is the cherished mother of Brian (Carol) Parady, Karen Bertram, Dolores (David) Meyer, and Jean (Ronald) Schmidt.  Loving grandmother of Maria (Dennis) Kowalski, the late Andrea Bertram, Mark (Mary) Parady, Mike (Anne) Parady, Melissa (Ben) Penner, Rebecca (Michael) Currah, David (Angie) Meyer and Daniel Schmidt.

Further survived by 14 great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews other relatives, Living Word Church Family, and many friends.

Mary was a hard worker who had many jobs in her lifetime. One job she treasured the most was teaching at Elim Christian Academy. For over eight years, she taught Kindergarten to many students.

Mary was a talented artist who loved both drawing and scrapbooking. There wasn’t a puzzle she didn’t conquer, and she was known for her sweet tooth.

Mary was a beloved founding member of Living Word Apostolic Church, and had a fervent love for the Lord and His Word. She was an avid Bible Study teacher and taught Sunday School for over 40 years. Due to Mary’s faithful investment in the Kingdom of God and from the bible studies she taught, there are over five established churches and over fifteen licensed ministers involved in the work of God. Her life story has been retold in the memoir “Hands to the Plow”.

Memorial gathering Thursday, June 16, 2022 at Living Word Apostolic Church 21401 W. National Avenue, New Berlin, WI 53146 from 4:00 PM until time of the Memorial Service at 6:00 PM. A time of fellowship with food and beverage to follow in honor of Mary’s life.

In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to the Living Word Apostolic Church Building Fund.


  1. Joan LeRose June 9, 2022 at 6:15 pm - Reply

    Mary was a ray of sunshine on a cloudy day. She was always smiling and had a hug for everyone. What a great Christian example she was to all of the ladies at Living Word Church. She touched so many lives there is no human way to keep track……but Her beloved Jesus will be able to show her what a tremendous impact she made in the Kingdom of God! Can’t wait to worship with you again someday!!

  2. Anna Limõn June 13, 2022 at 7:39 pm - Reply

    How I would describe Mary. BEAUTIFUL MOTHER. I will miss you. I know you’ll be watching over the FAMILY.

  3. Jason Bausch June 14, 2022 at 12:28 am - Reply

    Mary was always smiling every time she saw my daughter and I. She was like a grandma to us both. She will be missed a lot by us both.

  4. Ray and Kathy Paradowski June 16, 2022 at 5:34 pm - Reply

    Aunt Mary was loved by my husband first and then me. She was so thankful to receive a personal relationship with Jesus into her life. She had such a burden for her children too. Will miss stopping to visit her. Praying for her family.

  5. Maria Alvarez June 16, 2022 at 5:49 pm - Reply

    Sis. Parady was one of my favorite Sunday school teachers. I grew up having her as a beacon of light. She was truly loving and faithful in her ministry and church. I will never for%t her humor and making her laugh. Such a compassionate woman 0f God.

  6. Danielle Stretch June 17, 2022 at 1:19 pm - Reply

    Nani always had a smile and a hug for everyone she met. Her kindness will always be remembered by me. My deepest condolences to her family

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