Mount Ayr Record-News
Mount Ayr, Ringgold County, Iowa
Thursday, January 11, 2016
OBITUARY ~ MARY LOU (HUNT) CLASEN McCORMICK
May 07, 1932 ~ January 05, 2017
Mary Lou was born at home to George and Ruth Orilla (Ewing) Hunt in Worth County, Missouri on May 7, 1932. She lived a challenging and troubled life in a variety of locales but was eventually brought home to Orilla’s Way Assisted Living in Grant City by Steve and Ramona Goff who provided loving care for her for a number of years until she moved to Clearview Home in Mount Ayr to be near her brother and sister in 2014.
Mary Lou was always appreciative of the help and care she received, particularly by Steve and Ramona Goff at Orilla’s Way and the wonderful staff at Clearview Home. Mary Lou loved singing and dancing and music in general, particularly Elvis Presley who she once met. She always had great affection for her caregivers and doctors, particularly Dr. Pepper.
Mary Lou had a deep and abiding faith in her Lord Jesus, and wherever she lived, kept symbols and pictures nearby to remind her of his ever presence. She passed from this life on Thursday, January 5, 2017 under a picture representing Him.
Mary Lou was married to Richard Clasen and later Ed McCormick. She had four children, Ronald Clasen, Deborah Niemi, Carol Ann Frazier and Sharon Leon.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her daughter Carol Ann, and infant son, her sisters Ruth Euritt and Marilyn Simpson, and her brothers Alan, Elvis, Maurice “Jake” and Amon Hunt. She is survived by her sister Estelle Hall of Mount Ayr and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and many nieces, nephews and friends. She will be missed. Mary Lou did the best she was able.
Funeral Services were held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, January 11, 2017 at the Prugh-Dunfee Funeral Home in Grant City, Missouri with visitation one hour prior to service. Pastor Len Green officiated. Interment will be in Middlefork Cemetery near Redding, Iowa.
Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, February of 2017