Marilou (Crothers) Alender (1929 - 2012)


Marilou Alender, 83, of Albuquerque, N.M., formerly of Vandalia, died on Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on Saturday at First Baptist Church in Tolono. Burial was in Bailey Memorial Cemetery in Tolono. There was no visitation. Freese Funeral Home in Tolono was in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Alender was born on Oct. 23, 1929, in Vandalia, the daughter of Elmer and Ruby Gray Crothers. She married Thomas M. Alender on June 29, 1947, in Vandalia; he died on Aug. 4, 1979.
She is survived by a daughter, Sheila of Albuquerque, N.M.; and a son, John of Amarillo, Texas.
Published in The Leader-Union from Nov. 7 to Nov. 14, 2012