Mary Louise Koller, age 86, of St. Paul’s, formally of Lebanon Ave., Greenville, PA died on May 4, 2016 surrounded by her loving family.
Mrs. Koller was born on January 30, 1930 in Sharon, PA to Ralph S. Bennett and Mary E. (Malzen) Bennett.
At the age of 9 she moved to Kew Gardens, Long Island, New York. After the war she and her family moved back to Sharon. She was a graduate of Sharon High, class of 1948. Mary attended Youngstown College School of Business where she was a member of Alpha Iota Honorary Business Sorority.
After college, she returned to N.Y. and worked for Chemical Construction Corp. as Secretary to the Assistant Purchasing Agent.
Mary moved to Greenville with her two daughters in 1967. She worked for David M. Simpson, M.D. for 28 years as a secretary while simultaneously working 14 years for Dr. Baker, Greenville Orthopedic.
She was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), Kiwanis Club of Greenville, lifetime member of the Greenville Historical Society and a volunteer at St. Paul’s. She was a Protestant and a woman of deep faith. She enjoyed gardening, feeding the birds in her back yard, and bowling at Celebrity Bowl.
Mary enjoyed traveling and traveled half-way around the world. She will always remember walking on the Great Wall of China and traveling with Anderson Coach and Tours.
She is survived by two daughters, Mary Ellen Koller Cox and husband Jason of Spring, TX, and Carol Koller Clark and husband Donald of Dillon, CO, sister Sally Lloyd of Plantation, FL; grandson, Eric Bennett Cox; four granddaughters Lindsey Cox Schier and husband Joshua, Alissa Cox and partner Colby Boren, Mallory Clark and husband Zane Bushey, and Amy Clark; two nieces, Kathy Lloyd of Miami Springs, FL, and Elizabeth Longo of Plantation, FL.
She was preceded in death by her parents and former husband Edward Michael Koller.
Cremation was chosen. It was her wishes that there be no service or visitation. Inurnment of cremains will be in Oakwood Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul’s, 339 E. Jamestown Rd., Greenville, PA 16125. Arrangements are under the direction of Loutzenhiser-Jordan Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc. 366-368 S. Main St. Greenville.
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