WILLIAMSBURG — Mary Mauck Inman, 72, died Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2021, at her home surrounded by her loving family.
Mary McSpadden Mauck was born March 30, 1948, in Saltville to Joseph Leonard Mauck and Annie James McSpadden Mauck.
After growing up in Marion, Mary graduated from Southwestern Business College. Mary married Tom Inman in 1975 and had two children, Matt and Kelly Quavé. Mary and Tom were married for 23 years and together built Virginia Home Medical.
Inspired by the profound impact of her own parents’ deaths, she became a volunteer at Hospice of Williamsburg, where she advanced to Family Services coordinator. In 1999, Mary coordinated the capital campaign for the construction of the Hospice House, where Mary became program manager. She epitomized the hospice philosophy in providing end-of-life support, dedicating herself to continued learning to better serve the community.
In 2005, Mary joined Dr. Mark Ellis in his newly established Peninsula Cancer Institute as Palliative Care coordinator. Mary shared his integrative oncology philosophy, offering therapies to treat the whole person alongside traditional treatment. She continued to passionately serve patients and their families until her own pancreatic cancer diagnosis in January 2019.
In 2000, she met her current partner, Roger, while supporting his sister through hospice. Through their many wonderful years together, Roger and the family were impacted by the passion and generosity Mary brought to her life’s work, with family gatherings involving lessons in death and dying, always with an abundance of great food. She continued teaching until her final breath.
Grandmary loved playing with her grandchildren, sitting on the beach with her sisters, and teaching family the names of birds who visited her many birdfeeders. Her love of football transcended team affiliation, and she had an uncanny knack for picking the Super Bowl champion at the start of each season.
Mary was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Joseph Leonard Mauck Jr.; and sister, Betty Ann Mauck Ritter.
Mary is survived by her partner, Roger Ticconi; son, Matthew Inman; daughter-in-law, Jennifer Inman; daughter, Kelly Quavé Inman; son-in-law, Harun Maktay; sisters, Nancy Mauck Johnson and Sally Kelly Mauck; brothers-in-law, David Abrahamson and James Ritter; grandchildren, Ian, Amy and Jackson; and the father of her children, Thomas Inman. Mary has many nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews who will miss her dearly.
Due to the pandemic, a celebration of life will be held at a later date.