Mary Louise Ternes, 80, of Bloomfield and formerly of Terre Haute, passed away at 12:12 a.m. on Monday, July 5, 2004 at Select Specialty Hospital of Bloomington.
Born Nov. 2, 1923 in Henderson, Ky., she was the daughter of Byron and Mary (Schenk) Pinson. She had been married to Ralph E. Ternes for 54 years.
She was a homemaker and a member of Holy Name Catholic Church Bloomfield. She was a former member of Tri Kappa and was on the board of directors for the Girls Scouts of America in Terre Haute.
Survivors include: her husband Ralph E. Ternes of Bloomfield; one son David Ternes of Fort Wayne; two daughters, Jane Francis and her husband Randy of Downingtown, Pa., and Susan Blethen and her husband Stephen of The Colony, Texas; one brother Charles Pinson and his wife Bette of Fort Myers, Fla.; one sister Irene Smith of Washington, D.C.; one sister-in-law Jean Pinson; three grandchildren, Nick and Ryan Francis and Sarah Blethen; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by: her parents; three brothers, Ernest, Robert and Harold Pinson; and one sister Brenda (Pinson) Humber.
A funeral mass will be at Holy Name Catholic Church in Bloomfield on Friday at 10 a.m. with Fr. Michael Madden officiating. Graveside service will be at 2 p.m. on Friday at St. Louis Cemetery in Henderson, Ky.
There will be no public visitation.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association or the Arthritis Foundation.
Jenkins & Sons Funeral Home Bloomfield is in charge of arrangements.