Mary A. Pensinger South, 101, Veedersburg, died at 11:42 a.m., Friday, March 9, 2012, at St. Elizabeth Central Hospital, Lafayette, Ind.
Mrs. South was born June 9, 1910, in Brazil, the daughter of George Finley and Maggie May (Bridgewater) Houk.
She married Cecil M. South May 13, 1939, in Russellville, Ind. He has preceded her in death July 9, 1992.
She is also preceded in death by grandson Kenneth South, brothers Ralph, Charlie and Dutch Houk, and sisters Edith Williams, Helen Torry, and Georgia Ringo.
Surviving family include sons Larry E. Pensinger (wife Rachel), Wingate, Ind., David L. South (wife Colleen), Veedersburg, and Cecil Duane South (wife Nancy), Marshall, Ind., stepdaughter Anna Maria Beaman, Plymouth, Ind., grandchildren Sue Pensinger, Kokomo, Ind., Kathy (David) Kurfman, Kokomo, Ind., Shay (Amy) South, Rosedale, Ind., Debbie (Jim) Guinn, Marshall, Ind., step-grandchildren Glenn Williams, Randy, Terry, Barry, and Susan Beaman, 10 great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren, 10 step-great-grandchildren, and 11 step-great-great-grandchildren.
Mary was formerly from Brazil, and she had lived in the Veedersburg area since 1989.
She was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Williamsport, Ind.
She attended school in Decatur, Ill., from 1920-1930, and completed two years of Business College in Terre Haute.
She worked outside the home for 50 years as a bookkeeper and office manager for several auto agencies in Terre Haute, as well as a job placement officer for both Indiana Employment Services and Indiana Employment Security Division.
Funeral service will be 2 p.m., Friday, March 16, 2012, at Dickerson Funeral Home, 303 N. Main St., Veedersburg, Ind.
Visitation will begin at noon, Friday, and continue until time of service at 2 p.m.
Interment will follow services at Mt. Hope Cemetery, Covington.