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Mary Louise Flautt

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Mary Louise Flautt

Nashville, TN

Mary Louise Zanone Flautt, age 88, died quietly on April 22, 2014 at The Blakeford-Woodcrest in Nashville, TN. Having just celebrated Easter and the Resurrection of her Savior, Jesus, we are confident of her reception into Heaven.

Born January 22, 1926 in Nashville, TN, Mary Louise was the daughter of Dr. Joseph Zanone and Lucylle Oliver Zanone and the sister of Dr. Robert Zanone. She graduated high school from Ward-Belmont, then attended Bradford Junior College before graduating from Vanderbilt University.

As lifelong Presbyterians, Mary Louise and her husband served as Elders, Bible study leaders, and pillars of their church. One of her favorite lifelong activities was her involvement with Young Life from its beginning in Nashville over 40 years ago. The Flautt family Christian heritage has its roots in Young Life! Nothing was more important to them than serving God and loving their family.

A true southern lady, Mary Louise was a member of the Junior League, the Garden Club, and the Centennial Club. She was also active in her sorority, Pi Beta Phi, and was involved for many years in the Christmas Village charity event in Nashville.

M.L., as her friends knew her, married Meredith E. Flautt on September 11, 1948 and enjoyed 61 years of marriage before Meredith's death in 2010. They raised four wonderful children and were beloved of their sixteen grandchildren, who knew them as Mimi and Pop.

Mary Louise is survived by one brother, Dr. Robert Zanone; four children Meredith E. Flautt Jr (Christy), Joseph Z. Flautt (Paula), Lucie Flautt Moucka, Argie Flautt Satterwhite (John); sixteen grandchildren and fifteen great-grandchildren. Her friends will also feel the loss of M. L., especially Mary Belle Mitchell, her dearest friend since the 4th grade. We are left to celebrate her life well-lived and remember the joyous times together.

Visitation will be held Thursday, April 24 at Cheek House at First Presbyterian Church from 4-7. A memorial service will be held at 11 on Friday in the sanctuary of First Presbyterian Church. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Young Life (916 8th Avenue South, Nashville, TN 37212) or First Presbyterian Church of Nashville (4815 Franklin Pike, Nashville, TN 37220).


Published in The Tennessean on Apr. 23, 2014
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