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Mary Lou Martin, 1939-2019

Mary Lou Martin, 80, Lake Wales passed away Saturday, Dec. 21, 2019 at Good Shepherd Hospice in Auburndale.

She was born Oct. 11, 1939 in Zanesville, OH to the late William H. and Helen (Risen) Strouse and she has been a resident of this area since 1956 moving here from Ohio. She was a retired secretary for Escod Industries. Mary Lou was a Charter Member of the Lake Wales Moose Lodge, member of the Eastern Star of Lake Wales, Past President of the Lake Wales Elkettes and of the Baptist Faith.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold M. Martin in 2015, Daughter, Teresa Ally in 2012, sister, Sally Henderson in 2013.

Survivors include her son, Steven Martin; 4 grandchildren; nieces, Brenda Samuels and Jackie Moser and all of Sally Henderson's Family.

Family will receive friends from 1 p.m. until service time at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 29 at the Marion Nelson Funeral Home with the Rev. James Martin officiating. Inurnment will be held at a later date at the Lake Wales Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Good Shepherd Hospice 105 Arneson Avenue, Auburndale, Florida 33823.


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