Mary Helen Mootz, born January 31, 1937 in Annapolis, MD, went to be with her Heavenly Father on January 15,2021. She was preceded in death by her husband John Warden “Jack” Mootz. She is survived by her children, Rudolph J. “RJ” Bartol (Marguerite), Theresa Morris (Kenny), Larry Bartol (Patti), stepson, Jimmy Mootz (Deanna), 8 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Mary Helen also leaves behind a devoted and loving companion, Fred Esposito. Mary Helen was a longtime resident of Chester, retiring from Chesterfield Co School Board. Later a resident at Lake Gaston, and then most recently residing in Henrico County. Mary Helen was a dancer from the day she was born. As a member of the Dance Masters of America she even danced at Radio City Music Hall. More recently, Mary Helen taught line dance lessons in her community and danced with the Encore Dancers visiting local retirement facilities. The light that she brought into a room is going to be greatly missed. A memorial funeral Mass will be held at St. Michael Catholic Church, 4491 Spring field Rd, Glen Allen, VA 23060 on Monday, January 25, 2021 at 10am, with inurnment to follow in the church columbarium. Due to COVID concerns the service will be private for immediate family. A live stream for friends will be at www.facebook.com/stmikesvillage. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St Jude Children’s Research Hospital 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN, 38015 www.stjude.org, or the American Cancer Society 4240 Park Place Ct., Glen Allen, VA 23060 www.cancer.org.
- Date & Time: January 25, 2021 (10:00 AM)
- Venue: St. Michael Catholic Church
- Location: 4491 Springfield Rd. Glen Allen, VA 23060
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
- Website: https://www.stjude.org
American Cancer Society
- Website: https://www.cancer.org