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Obituary for Mary Lou Thatcher

Mary Lou Thatcher
Mary Louise “Mary Lou” Thatcher, 87 of Elkland, Missouri passed away on February 11, 2018. Mary Lou was born in Chicago, Illinois on December 22, 1930 to Emily and James Retzman. She attended Proviso High School in Chicago, Illinois. Mary Lou married Roy Thatcher and together they had three boys. Later in life, the family relocated to a farm in Elkland, Missouri. There they raised lots of animals and hosted several family reunions. Mary Lou is survived by her sister, Ruth, sons, Thomas and John, four grandchildren Robert, Samantha, Andrew, and Laurie, eleven great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy and son, James. Funeral services will be held at Greenlawn Funeral Home East on Saturday, February 17, 2018. Visitation will begin at 9:00am and service at 11:00am.
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