Mary Strole

Posted 5/20/20

CLINTON, Ind. — Mary Louise Strole, 85, passed away Tuesday, May 19, 2020, at Paris Healthcare Center. 

Due to COVID-19, a private service for the immediate family only is Friday, May …

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Mary Strole

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CLINTON, Ind. — Mary Louise Strole, 85, passed away Tuesday, May 19, 2020, at Paris Healthcare Center. 

Due to COVID-19, a private service for the immediate family only is Friday, May 22, at Frist Funeral Home.

Mrs. Strole was was born April 22, 1935, at Clinton, Ind., the daughter of Harry and Angeline Ladiha Crossley. She married Dale Harold Strole in 1955 and was a devoted wife for many years until he proceeded her in death in 1990. 

Survivors include two children, Sheri (Greg) Henson of Paris and Steven (Patty) Strole of West Terre Haute, Ind.; grandchildren, Holly (Andy) Goodwin, Heather (Michael) Dunn, Stacey (David) Hamrick, Cory Strole, Megan (Dustin) Lawn and Dale Strole; and, great-grandchildren, Nathan Goodwin, Sean Dunn, Braden, Bailey and Briar Hamrick, Rylie, Charlie and Case Strole, Noah Strole and Linkoln Lawn; brothers, Frank Crossley and Harry “Butch” (Sue) Crossley; sister, Veda Yowell; and several in-laws, nieces and nephews, great-nieces and nephews and cousins. 

She was preceded in death by sisters, Dorothy Hale, Freda Crawford and Colleen McClam; in-laws; and one grandson, Travis Auterson.

Mrs. Strole was a devoted mother, grandmother and hard worker who instilled great work ethic, family values and compassion to all she met.  Not only did she work hard hauling grain to the elevators and driving tractors as a farmer’s wife for many years, but she was also a former Indiana Bell Telephone employee and caretaker to others. 

Organizations she was involved with included Daughters of the Nile, Vigo County and Fayette Township Farm Bureau, Zorah Shrine, Morris Chapter #86 Eastern Stars, Lions Club, Post Pet & Hobby Leader and member of the Fairview Methodist Church, while later in life attending Lake Ridge Christian Church in Paris.  She graduated from Clinton High School in 1953. 

Mrs. Strole and her husband enjoyed the Farm Bureau trips they took, especially to Hawaii. After years of serving as the wife of a soldier, playing cards and bingo and cooking, most important to her was spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was a kind positive woman who had a beautiful soul and will be greatly missed by her loved ones.

Memorial donations may be made to New Goshen Indiana Lions Club, Zorah Shrine Children’s Hospital Fund or Christmas for Kids in Paris.

Online condolences at www.fristfuneralhome.com