Mary Lou Coley, 71, Bowling Green, passed away at 8:33 a.m., Sept. 5, 2008, at St. Vincent Clay Hospital, Brazil, following a sudden illness.
Born Feb. 1, 1937, in Brazil, she was the daughter of Virgil "Doc" and Nelle Royer.
In 1955 she graduated from Bowling Green High School. She married Wayne Coley June 6, 1957, at the Bowling Green United Methodist Church. While raising her family she spent much of her time at home. She also worked at the Wagon Wheel Inn, the McDonalds in Spencer and most recently at Boston Scientific, also in Spencer, where she retired from. She enjoyed traveling, playing the piano and organ, singing, collecting red birds, and dancing, she was known in her family to be a great cook and to be very giving of herself. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star Bowling Green Chapter where she formerly served as Worthy Matron, Washington Circle Homemakers club where she was currently serving as President and the Bowling Green Old Settlers Committee.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, two brothers Leamoine Royer and Leon Royer and grandson Matthew Coley.
Survivors include two sons Dan Coley and wife Tina, Bowling Green, Rusty Coley and wife Donna, Bowling Green, and a daughter Margaret Crowley, Brazil, grandchildren Curtis Coley and Ashley Huston, Carrie Davis and husband Adam, Noah Coley and fiancÚ Elizabeth Beyers, Russa Coley, Hannah Savill and husband Rich, Chelsie Trusler, Shakarra Crowley, Sidnie Crowley, great grandchildren: Lindsay Coley, Daphne Coley, Jaxon Savill, siblings Leroy Royer and wife Barbara, Aron Royer and wife Pauline, Madonna Campbell and husband Marvin, sisters-in-law Francella Royer and Regina Royer and friend Bill Cardwell as well as many nieces, nephews and extended family members.
Services will be at French Funeral Home Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2008, at 11 a.m., with Rev. John Fischer officiating. Burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery. Visitation will be at the funeral home Monday from 4-8 p.m., and again Tuesday from 7:30 a.m., until time of services. Bowling Green Eastern Star will conduct a memorial service during visitation Monday evening at 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Bowling Green Fire Department and the Bowling Green Old Settlers. Sign a heart of condolence in her memory at www.frenchfuneralhome.com