- Local Guide
Mary Lou Schumann, 82, of Botkins, died at 1:08 a.m. Monday, Feb. 18, 2013, at Wapakoneta Manor.
She was born July 26, 1930, in Celina, the daughter of Mary (Rupert) and Ralph McElroy, who preceded her in death. On Oct. 29, 1971, she married Melvin Schumann, and he survives in Botkins.
Also surviving are two children, Sheila Thompson, of Crystal River, Fla., and Barry Thompson, of Dunnellon, Fla.; a step-son, Barry (Sandy) Schumann, of Westerville; six grandchildren, Donna (John) Jenkins, of Seminole, Fla., Annamarie Thompson, of Baden, Pa., Preston Thompson, of Dunnellon, Fla., Eric Wendel, of Plano, Texas, Samuel Schumann, of Westerville, and Lilly Schumann, of Westerville; three great-grandchildren, Alex Jenkins, of Seminole, Fla., Angelina Jenkins, of Seminole Fla., and Robert Jenkins, Seminole, Fla., and a sister, Jerrilyn Temple, of Celina.
She was preceded in death by seven brothers, William McElroy, Robert McElroy, Henry McElroy, Leo McElroy, Ralph McElroy, Walter McElroy, and Edgar McElroy; and two sisters, Betty Bowersock and Patricia Swineford.
A homemaker, Mary Lou worked as a housekeeper for 21 years at Copeland Corp. in Sidney. She was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Botkins. She enjoyed taking trips and tours all over the world and visiting friends.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Botkins, with the Rev. Bob Carter officiating. Private burial of the cremated remains will be in the Loramie Valley Cemetery in Botkins.
Frriends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at Bayliff & Eley Funeral Home, State Route 501, Wapakoneta, and 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the church.
Memorial contributions may be directed to the Anna â€“ Botkins Rescue Squad or St. Paul Lutheran Church.
Condolences may be expressed at bayliffandeleyfh.com.