Mary Baskerville of Perry


Mary Baskerville, 61, of Perry passed away Friday, Sept. 23, 2022, at her home in Perry, Iowa.

A memorial gathering will be held Wednesday Oct. 5 from 2-4 p.m. at the Mandarin Café at 1117 Second St. in downtown Perry. Burial will take place at the Violet Hill Cemetery in Perry, Iowa, at a later date.

Mary Ellen Baskerville was born April 7, 1961, in Iowa City, Iowa, to Robert William and Elizabeth Ann (Kelly) Baskerville.

She attended St. Patrick Catholic School and graduated from Perry High School.

Mary played softball in her youth.

She worked as a respiratory therapist at the Dallas County Hospital and then as a resident treatment worker at the Woodward Resource Center.

Mary was a member of the St. Patrick Catholic Church.

She enjoyed gardening, growing flowers, going to garage sales and thrift shops, watching murder mysteries, cooking chicken dumplings, listening to ’60s and ’70s music and going to visit her aunt Jean in Illinois.

Mary especially loved spending time with her grandchildren and her great-niece.

In death she rejoins her parents, Robert William and Elizabeth Baskerville; sister, Lisa Blitz; brother-in-law, Steph Blitz; sister, Jean Johnson; and her mother-in-law, Mildred Sapp.

Left to cherish Mary’s memory are her children, Melissa Sapp and Regina Ebert; grandchildren, Jazmeira, Jalissa, Johnny and Johanna Gines and Chloe Ebert; siblings, Kathleen Baskerville of Perry, Robert (Jo) Baskerville of Texas; brother-in-law, Donald (Shari) Johnson of Story City; life partner, Reggie Sapp of Bouton; niece, Kali Blitz; great-niece, Klaire Blitz; nephews, Seth Blitz and Hyson Blitz; her cat, Jesse’ and many friends and neighbors.

Memorials will be given to his family and may be left at the funeral home. Online condolences may be left at


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