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Mary Lou Alumbaugh, 86, of Georgetown, passed away at 7:51 p.m. Monday, Dec. 26, 2016, at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana. She was born on May 1, 1930, in Cayuga, Ind., the daughter of Charles and Clara (Williams) Naylor, both deceased.
She was united in marriage to Carl Alumbaugh on Oct. 24, 1958, until his passing July 18, 2016.
She will be dearly missed by her children, Carolyn (Dan) Pickering of Bourbonnais, Ill., Ronald (Cindy) McMasters of Georgetown and Carla (Dave) Ramsey of Altamonte Springs, Fla.; her grandchildren, Dane (Christine) Pickering, Shane (Monica) Ramsey, Chandra and Heidi McMasters, Brandy (Scott) Pearson, Tara (Troy) Morrical, and Darin (Juli) Pickering; her great-grandchildren, Josh Johnson, Giuliana Ramsey, Makayla, Brigham, and Mia Morrical, Cade, Ethan, Reece, and Aiden Pickering, Ava and Gavin Moy, Caitlynn and Drue McMasters; her brother, John Naylor; and her special friend, Joyce Hollingsworth. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Cindy; her grandson, Dustin Pickering; her brother, Harlan Naylor; and her sisters, Barbara Innis and Ada Jane Hollingsworth.
Mary enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. She loved tending her flowers. She was a member of Vermilion Grove Friends Church, Red Hat Society and American Legion Auxiliary. Mary never knew a stranger and was a friend to everyone she met.
A Celebration of Mary's life will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 31, at Sunset's Houghton-Leasure Funeral Home, 200 E. West Street, Georgetown, with Joyce Hollingsworth officiating. Visitation will be held from 4-7 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 30, at the funeral home. She will be laid to rest in Georgetown Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be given in her name to Vermilion Grove Church or American Legion Auxiliary of Westville. Please join her family in sharing memories through her Tribute Wall at www.sunsetfuneralhome.com.
Published on December 28, 2016
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