Mary Louise (Grant) Cornelius Christy, 89, of Lyons and formerly of Bloomfield and Switz City, passed away at 1:35 a.m. Tuesday, July 17, 2012, at Lyons Health & Living Center in Lyons.
She was born June 29, 1923, in Daviess County, the daughter of James and Myrtle Jane (Shadd) Grant.
Mary was a member of the Bloomfield United Methodist Church. She worked during WW II making parachutes, was a cook at Switz City School and retired as a teacher's aide.
She married Oscar Ray "Chris " Cornelius April 2, 1943, and Arthur "Bounce" Christy, Oct. 8, 1971. Mary was a loving mother & grandmother and will always be remembered for her love of gardening and her rose gardens.
Survivors include a daughter, Judy (Cornelius) (Marlin) Baker of Linton, a son, Steven (Diana) Cornelius of Switz City, five grandchildren, Jim (Mary) Baker of Linton, Brad (Deena) Baker of Linton, Chris (Linda) Cornelius of Switz City, Jared (Krista) Cornelius of Jasonville and Stephanie (Dave) Watson of Worthington, 15 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Ray, in 1969, her husband, Arthur, in 1999, brothers, Ray and David Grant, and a sister, Mabel (Grant) Doades, by whom Mary was raised.
A funeral service will be conducted at 10 a.m. Friday, July 20, at Welch & Cornett Funeral Home in Linton with Rev. Jim Cooper officiating. Burial will follow at the Plainville Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 4-8 P.M. Thursday & at 9 A.M. Friday at the funeral home.
Online condolences can be made at www.welchcornett.com.