Mary Louise (Thompson) Haycook
June 16, 1932 ‒ December 25, 2017
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.
Snyder Funeral Homes is honored to serve Mary Lou’s family and encourage you to share a fond memory or message of condolence to them at SnyderFuneralHomes.com
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