May 15, 2022 ~ August 15, 1936

Born in: , Alabama
Resided in: , Indiana

Mary E. Derringer, age 85, of Anderson, passed away on May 15, 2022, at her home. She was born in Alabama on August 15, 1936, to the late Lewis and Grace Claspell.

Mary was one of the nicest people you could ever meet. She was always willing to help anyone that needed it no matter what. She was an avid animal lover and would help rehabilitate animals as much as she could. She loved to spend her time dancing, cooking, listening to music, gardening, and being with family, especially her grandkids. Her license plate read “Shady Lady” and she couldn’t have been prouder of that. She was a wonderful cook. She could tell you off in the nicest way possible and most of the time you wouldn’t have even known it. She was a wonderful mother, grandmother, and friend who will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her.

Mary is survived by her sons Allen Wilber (Karen) and Jerry Wilber (Jenee); grandchildren Mark Allen Wilber, Jeremy Wilber, David Reed (Jeanne), Cheyenne McKinney (Elliott), and Stephanie Sellars (Junior); great-grandchildren Jerica, Jalissa, Rayna, Dakota, Piper, Colt, Eryka, Strider, Kylie, Milo, and Lainey; siblings Mildred Ridge, Reba Burgess, Charles Claspell, and John Claspell; and several nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her parents listed above, first husband Roy Wilber, second husband Bill Derringer, daughters Sue Voorhis (Wilber), Lisa Wilber, and Vicki Fitzsimmons. Siblings James Claspell, Ogal Claspell, Paul Claspell, Naoma Ruth Claspell, Berdina Tirey Lynch, and Wiladen King.

Cremation was chosen through Legacy Cremation and Funeral Service – Anderson.

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.

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  1. May each of you find courage to face tomorrow as you rest in the knowledge that we truly care about each of your needs and that we will be here to walk beside you in your journey of grief.

    Eddie Beagles and the staff of Legacy Cremation & Funeral Services

  2. Mary was like my second mother, I pretty much known her all my life. She was always such a sweet lady with just enough fire. We will be missed by many. My deepest condolences to her son’s Alpo and Jerry.
    I’m sure her and mom is having a nice visit in heaven. She was always there for her we she needed anything how neighbors use to be.

  3. I ha e known Mary since I was 16yrs old not only was she my best friend was my wonderful Mother-in-law I will miss our shopping trips and the fun times we had. Love and miss you always

  4. Beverly and Mike Burbrink

    Always loved your laughter and smile! Love you Aunt Mary rest is peace.

  5. Heavy hearts , Such a awesome Lady…Definetly was a blessing to have her in our lives…Prayer to your families…

  6. I have many good memories of Aunt Mary from the family reunions throughout my life, and some ‘play days’ when I was old enough to go to club. I will miss her!

  7. Going to really miss you Aunt Mary. I loved our phone calls and chit chat on facebook. Rest in Peace love you.

  8. Sorry for the loss of your mother. She was Loved very much. I will miss her. Love Bob King

  9. Will miss seeing her from time to time at breakfast. We always had good times when she was there. There was never a dull moment for sure. She was a awesome lady and will be missed by many. Love yah Aunt Mary.

  10. I know you’re happy you have your wings and you’re with your girls but we’re going to miss you every day love you Aunt Mary

  11. Miss Mary you got your wings and Heaven got a great person to share all the glory of God with . We will all miss your lovely laugh and the kindness you shared with all of us . Fly high my friend until we meet again love you always.

  12. Our loved and cherished aunt. She was definitely my family’s closest aunt. I spent lots of young years with her and Bill. She was another one of the Claspells angels. We love your family. Our condolences. From Chiper, Missy, CJ, Maleah Huser.

  13. RIP Aunt Mary going to be missed here but your home now and tell Uncle Roy and my cousin Sue, miss her she was always smiling and always welcomed me, and the rest I said hello.

  14. April and Jorge Villegas
    She was an amazing friend and woman, known her for more than 25 years. She will be missed.

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