Mary Lou Waltz, age 81, of Cicero, IN passed away peacefully on December 12, 2019 with her family at her side. She was born April 17, 1938 at Noblesville, IN to Floyd and Mildred (Stehman) Overdorf.
She attended Walnut Grove School and graduated with the Class of 1956. She then furthered her education at Central Business College at Indianapolis, IN. She had first worked as the librarian for Arcadia Elementary School, she then worked at Cowan Hardware in Cicero, IN, and lastly she was an insurance agent at Cowan Insurance Agency at Cicero, IN.
Mary Lou was a life-long member of Bethel Lutheran Church where she sang in the choir, was a director of the children's choir, and served as a youth leader for several years.
She liked reading, traveling, and music of many venues. This led her and her friends to become dedicated followers and fans of the Purdue University Glee Club Shows. They would travel throughout the midwest to attend their concerts and they became known as the Glee Club Grannies. At times they were acknowledged publicly during one of the Glee Club's shows.
She married the love of her life, James Luther Waltz on December 7th, 1958 and they enjoyed family life together with their children and grandchildren. Loving music and traveling, a highlight in their lives was traveling to Estonia to sing in a large music festival that was held there. They also were social directors for Beck's Superior Hybrids and hosted trips for Beck's for several years.
Surviving Mary Lou are two children: Marisa Waltz Goldberg of Chicago, IL and Craig Evan (Delores) Waltz of Cicero, IN, grandchildren: Kaylie (Alex) Prichodko, Lindsey (Jake) Daghe and Emma Goldberg.
Preceding her in death are her parents and her husband.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, December 21, 2019 at 11:00 A.M. at Bethel Lutheran Church at Noblesville, IN with Pastor Douglas Gast officiating. Visitation will be from 10:00 until time of the services. Burial will occur at Cicero Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or Heifer International. Donation envelopes will be available at the Church. Arrangements are entrusted to Hartley Funeral Home Cicero Chapel where you may send condolences at http://www.hartleyfuneralhomes.com.
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