LIMA — Mary Louise Oder, 86, passed away August 6, 2014, at 11:48 pm at St. Rita's Medical Center. She was born June 10, 1928 in Lima, to Vernon V. and Carrie May Block Gillespie who preceded her in death. On August 28, 1949 she married Ronald A. Oder who survives in Lima.
Mary Louise enjoyed music and loved to sing while in high school. She cherished times with her family, especially while being outdoors, camping, waterskiing, and swimming. She was a member of the VFW Post 1275 Ladies Auxiliary and the Mega Sigma Sorority.
Survivors include her son, Keith V. (Theresa) Oder of Leland, NC; two granddaughters, Kristen (Kevin) Rouse and Alison (Alan) Reid; four great-grandchildren, Keagan Rouse, Kohen Rouse, Stella Reid, and Phoenix Reid. She was preceded in death by her infant daughter, Kelly Jane Oder; and two sisters, Elizabeth Leedy and Jane Brennaman.
Services will be held Monday, August 11, 2014 at 10:00 am at Chiles-Laman Funeral & Cremation Services - Shawnee Chapel. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery following the service. Friends may call Sunday, August 10, 2014 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm at Chiles-Laman Funeral & Cremation Services - Shawnee Chapel. Contributions may be made to the Senior Citizens Center, Lima. Condolences may be expressed at www.chiles-lamanfh.com