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Mary Lou (Carter) Olmstead


1927 - 2014 Obituary Condolences
Mary Lou (Carter) Olmstead Obituary
Mary Lou Olmstead passed away Saturday morning (11/22/2014) after a lengthy battle with Alzheimer's Disease at the Hillsdale County Medical Care Facility.

Mary Lou was born November 17, 1927 in Reading MI to Ellsworth and Mary Carter. On November 18, 1944 she married Karl Herbert Olmstead in Hillsdale MI. They were the parents of four boys, Karl Arno, Kenneth, Bradley and Douglas. She was a homemaker when the boys were young, before working at Camden-Frontier Schools as a cook and bus driver, then working and retiring from Bryan Custom Plastics in Bryan OH. She loved fishing and camping with her family and friends. She spent her entire life in the Frontier area.

She is survived by three sons, Kenneth (Susan) of Frontier, Bradley (Donna) of Hillsdale, and Douglas (Patty) of Stryker OH. She has 10 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Her sister, Vivan Miller of Hillsdale, brother, Robert (Kathy) Carter of Flushing, and sister-in-law, Marcille Carter of Montpelier OH also survive her.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, Karl; son Karl Arno; great-grandson, Austin Curry; her parents, sisters, Myrtle (Ray) Brown of Lansing; Gladys (Oscar) Stafford of Frontier; Vera (Andy) VanBuskirk; brothers, Harley (Ethel) Carter of Cambria; Bud Carter of Montpelier OH; and Kenneth (Mary) Carter of Camden.

Visitation for Mary Lou will be held Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014, from 11:00 am-1:00 pm at the Eagle Funeral Home-George White Chapel, 403 S. Main St., Reading MI. Services will be held Wednesday at 1:00 pm with Ric Beals presiding. Burial will follow at the Frontier Cemetery, Frontier MI.

Memorials may be given to the .

Online condolences can be left for the family at www.eaglefuneralhomes.com
Published in The Hillsdale Daily News on Nov. 24, 2014
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