Mary Louetta (Mary Lou) Bright Myers, 88 of Brethren Care, Ashland, formerly of Hayesville, died October 24, 2020 of natural causes.
Mary Lou was born September 12, 1932 to Martin & Cora Bright in Mifflin, Ohio. She graduated from Hayesville School in 1950.
Don and Mary Lou Bright were married on October 7, 1950 at St. Michael Lutheran Church in Mifflin, Ohio. Mary Lou had spotted him with his curly auburn hair and high top boots when Don was in the 5th grade and Mary Lou in the 3rd grade where she proclaimed to her classmate "There's the boy I'm going to marry". Rev. George S. Bright, grandfather of the bride performed the ceremony. They were honored with a 60th wedding anniversary open house buffet reception by their children on October 10, 2010 at Landoll's Mohican Castle where over 300 people attended.
Mary Lou had such an artistic talent. She enjoyed calligraphy, needlepoint, crafting, sewing, cooking and baking. She cooked many meals at The Blue Willow in Hayesville. She was one of the most talented self-taught pianists in Ashland County even winning a national Pianist contest at age 18 playing mostly by ear with no music. After she had her first baby, she told Dr. Shilling of Ashland she was going to have five more children, even to go as far as saying” I’m having three boys and three girls”. A prediction that came true!! She babysat for many of her grandchildren and was always ready to come and help when a new baby was born. Mary Lou and Don started the tradition of the Castle Blueberry Jam which was her recipe and is still served at The Castle today in her honor.
Mary Lou is survived by six children, Donald R. (Jean) Myers, Jr. of Ashland, Jonathan Myers of Ashland, Marta Landoll of Loudonville, Melody (Ed) McCrory of Ashland, Marty (Karen) Myers of Ashland, and Coralita (Thomas) Truax of Loudonville. She is also survived by sister in law Donna Bright, brother in law Larry Dean Myers and sister in law Sharon Cottril, plus numerous nieces and nephews. Her beloved 38 grandchildren and great grandchildren, Donny, Mary, David, Ariana, Memory, Jimmy, Beth, Eric, Shawn, Scott, Tyler, Isaac, Lindsay, Lacey, Colleen, T.J., Mikayla, Mason, Lentley, Layden, Savanah, Michael, Samantha, Jessica, Alexandrea, Addison, Kennedi, Kylie, Kobee, Liliana, Easton, Ireland, Connor, Keira, Karman, Aiden, Elliana, Scotlyn, Kaitlyn, Kaylee, Kade and Demi. She was preceded in death by brothers, Martin Bright Jr., C. David Bright, Dory Banks, Bill Bright, Bruce Bright and sisters Marta Bolen and Sally Kosse and nephews Tim Kosse & Davy Bright III.
Mary Lou spent her wonderful retirement years traveling with Don, children and grandchildren. She had only one hobby "Grandmothering", attending the many events and activities of her grandchildren.
Mary Lou attended St. Michael Lutheran Church in Mifflin.
There will be no calling hours and services will be private with
Fickes Funeral Home in Jeromesville assisting with arrangements.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to St. Michael Lutheran Church.
A special thanks to the staff at Brethren Care especially Erin and Sheila.
Online condolences may be made at www.fickesfuneralhome.com.
Nanny knew Jesus and is enjoying her new home in Heaven!!
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