Mary Louise (Thompson) Haycook

June 16, 1932 ‒ December 25, 2017

Mansfield, Ohio

MANSFIELD:Mary Louise (Thompson) Haycook passed away Monday, December 25, 2017, in OhioHealth Mansfield. She was 85.

She was born June 16, 1932, to parents Alfred & Sharlee (Rosenberg) Thompson in Mansfield. Mary Lou graduated from Mansfield Senior High with the class of 1950.

On July 1, 1961, she married Richard Paul Haycook and they shared many wonderful years of marriage until he passed away. Now they are together again.

Mary Lou worked at Consolidated Freightway, where she worked until retiring in 1991.

She was a member of St. Mark’s Lutheran Church and enjoyed singing in the church choir and helping with the Easter sunrise service at Kingwood Center.

A volunteer at heart, Mary Lou could always be found helping the Grace Episcopal Food Pantry, respite care for Hospice of North Central Ohio or RSPV. From 2007-2015 she logged over 5,000 hours volunteering. In 2013 she was designated with the U.S. President’s Volunteer Services Gold Award for volunteering over 500 hours in 1 year (she actually volunteered 895 hours for that year).

Mary Lou was an assistant Troop Leader for Girl Scouts and was a Den Mother for Cub Scouts. She was a member of Eastern Star Ruth Chapter and past President of Baku Grotto Auxiliary. She was a member of serval bowling leagues, an avid reader and enjoyed knitting and crocheting lap blankets.

She is survived by daughter Deborah (Drew) Eckert of Lexington; sons Steve (Margot) Haycook of Dumfries, VA, Craig (Laura) Haycook of Columbus, and Mark Haycook of Osage Beach, MO; granddaughters Danielle (Donald) Sigler, Denise (Paul) Beeman, Megan Haycook, Amanda Haycook and Tina Walters; grandson Matthew Haycook and 6 great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her loving husband Richard P. Haycook on September 18, 2005.

The Haycook family will receive friends December 29, 2017, from 4-7 p.m. in the Finefrock Chapel of the Marion Avenue Snyder Funeral Home where a funeral service honoring Mary Lou’s life will be held on Saturday, December 30, 2017 beginning at 10 a.m. Pastor Ronald Daley will officiate.

Contributions in her memory may be made at the funeral home. Please make checks payable to Hospice of NCO or St. Mark’s Lutheran Church.

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  • To the Family of Mary Lou:

    I am so very sorry for your loss. I worked with Mary Lou at the Area Agency on Aging and would come in and see her smiling face, either greeting a guest, preparing items for presentations or answering the phones. Whatever, Mary Lou did she did it with love in her heart. She will be sadly missed.

  • My husband and I are so sorry for your loss. We had the opportunity to know Mary Lou from working with her for many years as she volunteered at the Area Agency on Aging. She was so feisty and caring. She loved feeling a part of the staff and we treated her as such. My husband had great joy in teasing her about her computer skills and she told me she loved every minute of it. haha Fun memories of her. We’ll be thinking of you all at this time.
    Raymond and Karen Warren

  • Steve, Margot & Family,
    We are so sorry for the loss of your mother. Peace be with you.
    Steve & Lori Henry

  • You all have my deepest condolences. She was such a lovely neighbor and will be missed dearly by all of us in the neighborhood.

  • My sincere condolences to the Haycook family.
    I have very fond memories of Mary Lou.
    She was in my Father’s class of 1950 @ Mansfield Sr. and a good friend to our family.
    Craig was in the same grade as my Brother David and remained friends for a long time.
    I would make occasional ‘guest appearances’ at the Class of 1950 monthly breakfast gatherings and she was always happy to see me and wanted to know what was new in my life and took a keen interest. Boy, she loved to talk and I loved that about her!
    Fun to be around her.

    I will hold onto my childhood memories with fondness in my heart for the Haycook family.