Mary Louise Crumley, 89, went home to be with the Lord on October 13, 2020. Mary Lou was born on December 5, 1930 in Columbus, Oh to the late James P. and Mildred (Comstock) Reardon. She was also preceded in death by her husband, John C. Crumley, Sr.; mother, Beatrice Reardon; son-in-laws, Dale Underwood, Sr. and Raymond Prosser.
Mary Lou is survived by her children, Kathy A. Underwood, John C. (Carolyn) Crumley, Jr. and Karen S. Prosser; grandchildren, Dale (Kristi) Underwood, Jr., Terry (Sarah) Hinton, Billy (Petra) Hinton, Joel (Sara) Hinton, Sarah (Emily) Crumley, Jeff (Cassie) Crumley and Justin Crumley; great-grandchildren, Kira (Daily) Gibbs, Kelsey, Paul Dale III and Brennan Underwood, Abigail, Samantha, Jacqueline, Berlin, Vienna, Geneva and Ella Ray Hinton, Jonathon “Jack” Crumley, Colton and Chase Kallal and Abigail Louise Crumley; great-great-grandson, Gabriel Joseph Gibbs; brothers, Blair (Patty) Reardon, Michael (Stephanie) Reardon, James Reardon and Timothy (Sharon) Reardon.
Talk about destiny, Mary Lou met the eventual love of her life when both were just toddlers. When they were 13, love birds Jack and Mary Lou began dating. It was a relationship that lasted a lifetime.
Along the way Mary Lou became a proud graduate of Columbus North High School, the queen of Jobs Daughters and took on her first job at Columbia Gas. Eventually she found her way to the Kroger Company where she worked as an executive assistant and in customer service for the next 40 years. She also became the face and voice of Kroger's coupon club called Topy's. Her beautiful face and smile was plastered on billboards all over Columbus along with a weekly stint on the radio. For 41 straight years she worked in the finance office during the Ohio State Fair. The streak ended when the fair was canceled this year due to the pandemic.
Mary Lou's second love was her church. She was a member of the Reynoldsburg United Methodist Church for 60 years, holding numerous volunteer positions. She also helped organize and run political campaigns for candidates and causes, plus took a leadership role in many civic organizations, making countless lifelong friends along the way.
Her family will receive friends on Friday, October 16, 2020 from 5:00 to 8:00pm at the Reynoldsburg United Methodist Church, 1636 Graham Rd. Reynoldsburg, OH 43068 where her funeral service will be held on Saturday, October 17, 2020 at 10:00am with Pastor Jeff Greenway officiating. Interment Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens.
Memorial donations in Mary Lou's memory may be made to: Reynoldsburg United Methodist Church - Pastor's Discretionary Fund, 1636 Graham Rd. Reynoldsburg, OH 43068.
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