Mary Towner Obituary
 
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Mary Louise Towner

August 11, 1920 - January 19, 2011
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Towner, Mary Louise Mary Lou passed away peacefully in her sleep January 19, at the Memory Support Center in Saline, Michigan with her family at her side. She was born August 11, 1920 in Port Huron, Michigan to the late Milo and Gertrude (White) Young. She was the youngest of four children who have all preceded her in death. Upon graduating from East Lansing High School and the Lansing School of Business, she worked for the radio station WJIM in East Lansing. She became an avid MSU Spartan! She was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Ann Arbor and most recently a member of St. Lucy's Catholic Church of Highland...
Towner, Mary Louise


Mary Lou passed away peacefully in her sleep January 19, at the Memory Support Center in Saline, Michigan with her family at her side. She was born August 11, 1920 in Port Huron, Michigan to the late Milo and Gertrude (White) Young. She was the youngest of four children who have all preceded her in death. Upon graduating from East Lansing High School and the Lansing School of Business, she worked for the radio station WJIM in East Lansing. She became an avid MSU Spartan! She was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Ann Arbor and most recently a member of St. Lucy's Catholic Church of Highland Beach, Florida. She has lived in Ann Arbor since 1946 where she was active in the Junior Chamber of Commerce. She was also a volunteer in the children's ward at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital and for the American Cancer Society. Over her life, she had been a member of the 20th Century Club, the Lucille B. Conger Alumni Group, the Ann Arbor Women's City Club, Barton Hills Country Club, the Delray Beach Club and the Royal Palm Golf and Yacht Club in Florida, where she wintered. She enjoyed playing golf, and was an avid bridge player and delighted many over the years with her ability to play the piano and organ simultaneously by ear! She cherished her family, especially anyone who would be brave enough to challenge her at a game of cribbage or euchre! She was very proud of having had a perfect cribbage hand! In 1965, she married Eugene H. Towner, who was the love of her life. He predeceased her in 1987. She is survived by her daughters Marylou (Mitzi) R. Estes (Curtis), Robin Arnold Lammers and her son Fred L. Arnold all of Ann Arbor. She was "Galou" to her grandchildren Tracy M.(Estes) Barth of Durham, N.C., Curtis ("C.J.") W. Estes, Jr. (Tami) of Wixom, Mi, Jonathan P. Lammers (Christine) of Canton, Mi, Bradley A. Lammers (Michelle) of Canton, Mi. and Miles Towner Arnold of Ann Arbor, Mi. She had seven great-grandchildren: John and Andy Barth, Lindsay and Brendan Estes, "J.P." and Tyler Lammers, Blake Lammers. Cremation has taken place, and per her request, a private service will take place at a later date. Those wishing to make memorial contributions may do so to the Alzheimer's Association, the Brecon Memory Support Center at Brecon Village, or the charity of one's choice. Arrangements entrusted to the Muehlig Funeral Chapel.

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