Mary Louise Gurr

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Mary Louise Gurr

MARION: Mary Louise Gurr, age 79, of Marion passed away on Wednesday, May 15, 2013, at 12:41 p.m. in the Marion General Hospital.

She was born in Watervliet, Michigan on July 18, 1933 to the late Hans and Mary Louise (White) Western. Mary obtained an Associates Degree from Western Michigan University and on June 18, 1955 in Watervliet, Mi. she married Fred Gurr who survives in Marion. Mary was a member of CCL and a Twig volunteer at Marion General Hospital. For several years she worked at the Whirlpool Credit Union and the Department of Motor Vehicles doing clerical work before becoming a full time homemaker. Mary loved the game of golf and became very good at it. She had an outstanding sense of humor and loved to laugh. Her greatest attribute was her ability to be a loving wife, mother, and friend. She is leaving a legacy of kindness via her kids and grandkids.

Mary is survived by her husband, Fred; two sons, Fred Gurr of Ft. Myers, Fl. & Bill (Tricia) Gurr of Valdosta, Ga.; one daughter, Jill Schlecht of Marion, Oh.; a brother, Bill Western of Aiken, S.C.; five grandchildren, and two great grandchildren.

Per Mary's wishes; no formal funeral will be held. Only family and close friends will celebrate her life.

Contributions in Mary's name may be given to the Marion Co. Humane Society. Condolences to the family may be sent to:

Published in the Marion Star on May 17, 2013
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