Mary L. Brewer, age 89, of Roanoke, passed away Tuesday January 8, 2019 at 9:30 am at the Heritage Pointe of Huntington. She graduated from Roanoke High School in 1947, and worked at Rogers Market as a cashier for 10 years. She was a member of Pleasant Chapel United Methodist Church, Roanoke, and Roanoke American Legion Post #160 Auxiliary, where she was a past president. She was a member of the Knit Chicks and enjoyed crocheting.
Mary was born July 1, 1929, in Roanoke, the daughter of Wendell Thurman and Chloe W (Crakes) Hartley. On November 1, 1947 she married her beloved husband of 63 years Thomas J. Brewer in Roanoke. He passed away April 17, 2011. She is survived by 2 daughters Cheryl Ann Allen of Fort Wayne and Terrie S. Brewer of Huntington, a son Thomas J. Brewer Jr. of Fort Wayne, 8 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren, a sister Katherine (Robert) Hoffman of Huntington and a brother Norman Hartley of Huntington. She was preceded in death by sisters Wanda Campbell, Carol Allen, Dorothy Merriman, and Pansy Wible, brothers Art, Carl, Thurman, Fred and Albert Hartley, and 3 grandchildren.
Visitation will be held Friday, January 11, from 2-4 & 6-8 pm at Roanoke Memorial Chapel of Deal-Rice Funeral Homes and Saturday January 12 from 10-11 am preceding the 11:00 am funeral service at the funeral home. Pastor Joel Yeager of Pleasant Chapel United Methodist Church will officiate. Burial will follow in Pleasant Chapel Cemetery, Roanoke.
Preferred memorials are to Pleasant Chapel United Methodist Church or Visiting Nurse & Hospice Home c/o Roanoke Memorial Chapel, 240 Crestwood Dr., Roanoke, IN 46750.
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