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.