Mary Rangel Death – Mary Rangel, a native of Grant, passed away on November 3, 2023, in Grand Rapids, Michigan. She was 62 years old at the time of her death. She was confirmed dead by North Kent Connect through a social media publication that read “Dear Friends, North Kent Connect mourns the loss of board member, Mary Rangel Hipolito, who passed away suddenly last week.” Her cause of death was not mentioned.
Who was Mary Rangel?
Francisco and Maria (Rodriguez) Santellan welcomed Mary Jane Rangel Hipolito into the world on February 17, 1961, in Grant, Michigan. She completed her education at Grant High School in 1979. In addition to serving on the board of trustees of the Fremont Community Foundation, Mary was employed by the District 10 Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) as a W.I.C. Representative. Mary led with enthusiasm and fought for the rights of farmworkers.
Under her direction, the Sparta Area Migrant Resource Council organized food distributions and a Posada event to give over 300 local farmworker children coats, among other events and services for farm workers. She received the Rising Leader award at the luncheon on September 26th, following her nomination by the Fremont Area Community Foundation for the Newaygo County Influential Women in Leadership, 2023.
She undertakes outreach when she has free time. Her neighbors visit her home at any time of day because they know she has resources to share and because she lives in the community. Having served MDHHS for 16 years, initially as a translator and currently in her present role, Mary has forged close relationships. Mary was a member of the North Kent Connect board as well. Plutarco Hipolito Sostenes and her were married in Kent County on October 17, 2023.
Mary Rangel’ obituary and funeral arrangements
Visitation will be held Wednesday, November 8, 2023, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm at Bailey Christian Church, 17635 Pearl St., Bailey, Michigan 49303. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, November 8, 2023, at 1:00 p.m. at the Bailey Christian Church, Bailey, Michigan, with Pastor Scott Colvin, officiating. Burial will take place in the Shippy Cemetery.
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