Thursday, September 29, 2016, 4:00-7:00pm
Loutzenhiser-Jordan Funeral Home and Cremation
Services, Inc., 366-368 S. Main St., Greenville, PA
Friday, September 30, 2016, 10:30am
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church
1 Trinity Place, Greenville, PA
Rev. Lee Penvose, Pastor, officiating
Burial will be in Shenango Valley Cemetery
Mary Louise (Lowry) Stegkamper Hutton, of Hempfield Twp., passed away Sunday, September 25, 2016 in her residence. She was 87.
Mary was born in Mt. Vernon, IL on September 11, 1929 to Verne O. and Mae Margaret (Craig) Lowry. She attended schools in Mt. Vernon and in 1943 she moved to Greenville when her father became manager of Greenville Steel Car Company. Mary graduated with the class of 1947. She excelled in music in Mt. Vernon and became an accomplished pianist and bassoonist in Greenville, played the bassoon in the Greenville Symphony Orchestra for a time.
She and Paul Stegkamper raised three sons: John, James, and Jerry. Having graduated from Thiel College, Mary taught business education at Jamestown High School for five years and taught at Reynolds High School For twenty one years, during this time she completed her masters degree at Kent State University. She served as yearbook advisor at both Jamestown and Reynolds Schools. In 1957 she was a charter member of her bridge club, a club that is still playing in 2016.
Mary was a member of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Greenville where she sang in the church choir for many years. She also became interested in the Greenville Area Historical Society where she served as its secretary. In 1981 she married Merton W. Hutton who became general manager of Mercer County Motor Club. Mary enjoyed their many travel opportunities together both in the United States and abroad.
All her adult life Mary enjoyed playing golf and was a member of the former Greenville Country Club. Mary loved their Florida home and many winters she spent there with friends. She enjoyed her children and grandchildren in their many activites.
Mary is survived by her husband, Merton; three sons, John Stegkamper and his wife Renee of Erie, James Stegkamper and his wife Doralesa of Kissimmee, FL and their daughters Mary and Analesa, Jerry Stegkamper and his wife Karen of West Salem Twp., and their daughters Brooke and Hope; a brother, Robert Lowry of Alogonquin, IL; a niece, Valerie Murray of Barrington, IL and her son Tim.
She was preceded in death by her parents, first husband, Paul Stegkamper and a niece Lisa Rekas.
Memorial contributions may be made to Greenville Area Historical Society, 23 W. Main St., Greenville, PA 16125.
Prayers and Hugs!
To the best grandmother there has ever been!
Mrs. Hutton was one of the best teachers I ever had. She scared the heck out of me,but taught me well! She was VERY strict, with a fun side that peeked out occasionally. She took great pride in her teaching,and all of us in her business classes. She did her best to make sure we succeeded . She was definitely an asset to Reynolds High School. So sorry for your loss.
Steg, so sorry to hear of your loss, I trust that it will be a comfort to you and your brothers to know that your classmates are praying for and thinking of all of you. May God’s presence be comfort to you as well.
We will miss our friend Mary. We will remember the good times at Hershey and the bridge table.
Grace and Peace to you all at your time of loss.
I remember your mom as a wonderful lady; especially that she’d take no crap from our motley crew.
You’re the best!! Love you gram
John and brothers, so sorry for your loss…As your former babysitter of many years ago, I remember your mother as a very caring and sweet person who probably had those attributes tested raising 3 boys! I know you will miss her but you were fortunate to have her for so many years. May the memories of your shared life together bring you comfort and peace in the days ahead.
I took two years of typing from Mrs. Stegkamper at Reynolds High. She knew how to control her classroom, but did so with a ready smile. The training has served me well. Recently I was typing on my office laptop during a well child exam. The boy said to his mother, “He can type without looking!” Rest in peace, Mrs. Stegkamper.