‘Counting On’ matriarch ‘Grandma’ Mary Duggar died of an unintended drowning after church – USA TODAY

‘Counting On’ matriarch ‘Grandma’ Mary Duggar died of an unintended drowning after church – USA TODAY
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Cydney Henderson

USA TODAY

Published 12:27 AM EDT Jun thirteen, 2019

Details surrounding the surprising loss of life of “Grandma” Mary Duggar are coming to gentle. 

Mary, who on the total regarded alongside her family on the TLC reveals “19 Childhood & Counting” and “Counting On,” died of an unintended drowning in a swimming pool  Sunday, Washington County Coroner Roger Morris confirmed to USA TODAY Wednesday.

“It seems she slipped and fell into the pool,” Morris acknowledged, in conjunction with that the accident took location at Mary’s home in Springdale, Arkansas, on June 9. She turned into as soon as 78.

Jill Duggar Dillard, the fourth of Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar’s 19 formative years, first published recordsdata of Mary Duggar’s loss of life on Instagram Sunday in a touching tribute, writing, “My heart breaks… Grandma, you is seemingly enormously overlooked by all who knew you!”

In a blog post published Monday, Dillard added, “I turned into as soon as in disbelief when I received the be aware that she had tragically died. I’m tranquil having a troublesome time processing the reality of her passing.”

Connected: ’19 Childhood and Counting’ matriarch ‘Grandma’ Mary Duggar ‘all exact now’ dies

Jana Duggar, the eldest daughter of Jim Bob and Michelle, published that “Grandma” Mary attended church factual hours before she died. 

“On her closing morning spent right here on earth I drove Grandma to church the put she worshiped her Savior,” she wrote on Instagram Monday. “Later that afternoon, she went to fulfill Him head to trip! I’d assert that’s seemingly how she would’ve chosen to enact out the day if she received to select up.”

The Duggars memorialized their family’s matriarch on their obliging Fb net page Sunday, writing, “She is enormously loved and can contain to be overlooked so very worthy!”

“We’re so unhappy to portion that Grandma Duggar (Mary) handed away Sunday afternoon,” the post started. “She lived a colossal life as a follower of Christ, a distinguished other, a devoted mother, a loving sweetheart’s mother, and a worthy-loved grandmother.”

The post concluded: “We deeply adore your prayers for our family and all who loved Mary all thru this time.”

“Grandma” Mary, who worked as a steady estate broker, is survived by son Jim Bob and daughter Deanna, 21 grandchildren and thirteen immense-grandchildren, with a whole lot of more on the methodology. 

Most honest now no longer too long within the past, Jessa and Ben Seewald welcomed their 1/three child, daughter Ivy Jane Seewald, at their Arkansas home on Might maybe well well 26. Ivy marked “Grandma” Mary’s thirteenth immense-grandchild.

Jessa is the fifth child of Jim Bob and Michelle.

“She turned into as soon as so inflamed about the many novel immense-grandbabies due this coming fall and winter, and it never received outmoded for her. She welcomed every novel toddler with pleasure and would win them with such tenderness and delight,” Jessa captioned an Instagram characterize of Mary maintaining toddler Ivy Tuesday. “We’re unhappy that they could well honest now no longer contain the blessing of shimmering her in person as we have.”

Connected: Jessa (Duggar) Seewald welcomes a toddler girl! Look toddler’s stunning photo


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