Mary Lou Morrow, age 85, of Quincy, died on Thursday, November 28, 2019 at 11:40 a.m. in Bickford Cottages.
She was born on November 8, 1934 in Quincy, the daughter of Cletus S. "Dutch" and Mary E. Clayton Langen. Mary Lou attended Dewey Grade School, graduated from Quincy High School in 1952, and two years at Quincy College. Her first marriage was to Carroll L. Schaller in 1954. Mary Lou was employed at Gardner-Denver for 21 years as a key punch operator.
She later married Ted Morrow on January 23, 1981. They resided in the Houston area for 23 years, until his death on February 11, 2004. Mary Lou returned to Quincy the following year to make her home here. She was a member of the Church of St. Peter and the Elks Lodge 100.
Mary Lou is survived by two daughters, Kathy Schaller, and Terry (Walt) Wilcoxson, both of Quincy; three step-children, Randy Morrow and Andy Morrow of Houston, and Sandy Morrow of North Providence, RI; four grandchildren and three nieces.
In addition to her husband, Mary Lou was preceded in death by her parents, a daughter, Kim Gomez, three siblings who died in infancy, and a brother, John C. "Jack" Langen.
Graveside Service: 11:00 a.m. Monday, December 2, 2019 at Greenmount Cemetery with Father Aaron Kuhn officiating.
Visitation: 9:00-10:45 a.m. Monday, December 2, 2019 at Hansen-Spear Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the American Cancer Society.
Hansen-Spear Funeral Directors are in charge of arrangements.
She was a totally cool person to have as an aunt growing up. But I especially remember getting to know her even better as an adult during the years she lived in Houston. Many good times when she and Ted would visit San Antonio.
We were all blessed to have this quick witted, good hearted woman as part of our lives.
We will miss our Aunt Mary Lou, a thoroughly pragmatic person, fun to be around, a loving wife and mother, quiet but insightful sense of humor, one who handled all of life’s troubles with great spirit. Rest In Peace, Aunt Mary Lou. Peg Langen.
So sorry for your loss Kathy. Prayers and healing blessings. Belinda
Mary Lou was a dedicated friend to my mother, Marian, and my Lutheran church god mother. She was a strong independent woman who raised three awesome daughters. I will always remember her strength and humor. Mimi
The coolest aunt! I loved her lots. But I know she lived a full life and is with all her loved ones I who went before. RIP, Aunt Mamie. Patti McLemore
So very sorry Kathy and Terry.Your mom was a fun loving great person......Cathi Webb
My heart breaks with you, I so enjoyed Mary Lou's visits. Thank you for sharing her with us at Bickford. What a kind lady she was! We know she is at peace. She is missed already!
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