Mary Lou (Fritts) Roloson, 85, of Austinburg, died Monday, Sept. 16, 2013, at Austinburg Nursing and Rehab Center.
She formerly lived in Chardon, Ashtabula, Westerville and Frankfort.
Her profession was a secretary; ACJVS, Otterbein College, North American Aviation, Columbus General Depot, Battelle Memorial Institute and Ohio Finance. She was a 1946 graduate of South High School, Columbus, and a former member of Central College Presbyterian Church and First Assembly of God in Ashtabula.
She and her husband were proud members of Orbiting Squares, The Crystal Cathedral, Thousand Trails Camping, Coast to Coast Camping (making it to 47 states), Lake Farm Park and Holden Arboretum. She was a Camp Fire Girls Leader and volunteer at ACMC and a member of Chardon Senior Center and The Red Hat Society. With her husband they built a 15 room home. Her hobbies were many: she was an avid movie buff, reader, loved camping, gardening, corresponding, writing her stories, sewing, knitting, playing cards and games, crocheting, bead making and Iris paperfolding cards. She enjoyed teaching and sharing all of these with others.
She is survived by her children, Debby (Roloson) Ennis, Kathi Roloson and Mark Roloson; grandchildren, Josh (Ciara) Roloson, Tianna Ennis, Cathia Ennis, Aristi Ennis, Alex Ennis (fiance Alyssa Parker) and Tessa Roloson; three great grandchildren, Jacob Sherlock, Gabriella Ennis and Isadora Ennis.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Stella Edith (Gephart) and William Elliot Fritz; sister Mayme Dills; husband of 51 years Robert Whiting Roloson and grandson Eric Shawn Roloson.
Funeral service will be held at noon Sept. 20, 2013 at The Ellsworth Chapel, Central College Presbyterian Church, 975 South Sunbury Road, Westerville, with visitation one hour prior to service. Joe Bohanan officiating. Interment at Blendon Central Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Pleasant Hill Home, Chardon (her former residence of 10 years), and Hospice of the Western Reserve of Ashtabula.