MOUNT VERNON — Mary Lou Moran, 78, of Mount Vernon died Saturday, May 30, 2009, at her home surrounded by her loving family.
She was born Aug. 15, 1930, in Fredericktown to the late Ralph and Thelma (Reed) Fletcher. Mary Lou was a member of the VFW Post 4027, Women of the Moose and the Fraternal Order of the Eagles. She was a loving mother, sister and grandmother, who adored her grandchildren. She enjoyed playing bingo, gambling, gardening, and taking care of her flowers. Most importantly, she loved to baby-sit her grandchildren. Mary Lou and her late husband Otis operated the West End Marathon for many years.
She is survived by a son, John Carpenter of Mount Vernon; her daughters, Roxanna Glancy, Linda (Robert) Van Riper and Karen Carpenter, all of Mount Vernon; sisters, Betty Shaffer of Fredericktown and Darlene Brown of Michigan; brothers, James Carrol “Bo” (Beverly) Ruhl and Willard (Ilene) Ruhl Jr., both of Fredericktown; stepmother, June Gatton of Bellville; stepdaughters, Judy Bond of Mount Vernon, Sharon (Ralph) Cline of Fredericktown, MaryEllen Griffith and Sue Sickle, both of Marion; grandchildren, Jason (Kelly) Burris, Aaron Van Riper, Stephanie Van Riper, Robert (Marion) Carpenter and Kevin (Brenda) Carpenter; 10 great-grandchildren; stepsisters, Marilyn (Jerry) Rhodes of Bellville, Susie Huffman of Bellville, Carolyn (Ray) Agburn of Shelby; and many other close family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 23 years, Otis Moran; brothers, Willard Ruhl, Robert Ruhl and Clarence Fletcher; granddaughter, Tina Glancy; and a great-granddaughter, McKenzie Baker.
Friends may call Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Dilley-Lasater Funeral Home, 212 N. Main St., Mount Vernon, where funeral service will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m., with Pastor Robert Veenhuis officiating. Friends may also call one hour prior to the time of service on Wednesday. Burial will follow in Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens.
Memorial contributions may be made in Mary Lou’s name to The Compassionate Friends, P.O. Box 261, Howard, OH 43028
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