Mary Ann Hogueland Eberhard was born at St. Luke's hospital in Kansas City, MO. She grew up and attended schools in Kansas City before going to the University of Missouri-Columbia. There, she met her husband, Floyd Eberhard, a baseball pitcher and ROTC student. They married on Feb. 3, 1952. On January 28, 1954, their first son Mark was born at Ft. Sill, Oklahoma. With Floyd in Korea, Mary went home to have her daughter Molly, at the same hospital where she had been born 25 years earlier. Mary and Floyd went to Ft Rucker (Huntsville, AL); then on to Augsburg, Germany for a few years. While there, Mary learned to speak German, was a good square dancer and was in a bowling league (along with Floyd). They also made sure their two children, Mark and Molly, got to see lots of Europe, learning to speak fluent German along the way. One of the highlights of Mary's time in Germany was a trip to Berlin both before AND after the Berlin Wall went up! She really enjoyed the travelling. Mary and Floyd returned to Ft Sill, Oklahoma (Lawton) briefly before heading to Ft Benning, GA (Columbus). They owned their own home, made friends with the local folks and enjoyed their life there- in spite of the humidity! While there, Mary's third and final child, Michael, was born. She followed her own mother's example of having a couple kids and then waiting for 9 or 10 years before having the final child. From there, it was on to Norfolk, VA and then back to Ft. Sill, Oklahoma where both Mark and Molly graduated from high school. They both ended up at the University of Missouri-Columbia, following in the family tradition. Then it was on to St. Louis (St. Charles) where Floyd finished his Army career. Michael graduated from Francis-Howell high school and went on to the Eastman School of Music. Mary would drive cross country to take him to school, go for visits and generally to "bug" him. Mary made a home in St. Charles as well as she had in all the other places she lived. It was there that her love of violets (she had dozens growing in her basement) and counted cross stitch began. She carried the violets with her when they moved to Oro Valley, AZ, in November 1996. She also continued her artistic endeavors with cross-stitch. She was so good at it, that family and friends had only to either select a pattern or mention how much they liked one she had completed, and she would repeat it for them. One thing about Mary...she LOVED sports, specifically hockey (Go Blues!), baseball (Go Cards!) and Mizzou college sports. She had more sports knowledge than some of those supposed "experts" on ESPN. If anyone had a question (and even if they didn't), she could let you know information about the players, the coaches, statistics, etc. She loved living in the Southwest and collected all types of cacti along with her violets. She also loved her cats; Scruffy, who traveled with them from Missouri and enjoyed the AZ sun until 2004; Tiger (a black stray) and Penny (a carmel and white girl), who were her constant companions these last few years. They would stay by her side; and were there with her when she passed from this life to the next.