Mary Van Dyke
Mary Louella Van Dyke, formerly of Mount Vernon and Marion, died at the Hiawatha Care Center on Friday, Oct. 12, 2018. She was 90 years old. Funeral services: 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, at Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Service in Marion by Pastor Tom Fogle. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service. Graveside service: 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, at Grove Hill Cemetery in Morrison, Ill.
She is survived by her sons, Jerry (Deb) Van Dyke of Marion and Aaron (Patti) Van Dyke of Bettendorf; grandchildren, Kyle (Jen) Van Dyke, Katie (Jon) Damby, Daniel (Jennifer) Van Dyke, Megan Van Dyke and Lauren Van Dyke; and great-grandchildren, Sawyer, Ansley and Brooksley.
Louella was born in Sikeston, Mo., on Nov. 29, 1927, the daughter of Alonzo and Rosa Griffith. She was raised in rural southeast Missouri and graduated from Sikeston High School in 1945. Louella had four brothers and four sisters, all of whom preceded her in death. She married Henry G. Van Dyke of Morrison, Ill., on July 15, 1950. The Van Dykes lived in Mount Vernon for most of their married lives where they raised their family. Henry died in April 2005.
Louella was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She was a humble, kind and loving person. Louella was a longtime member of the Cedar Valley Bible Church in Cedar Rapids and was a dedicated servant of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established in Louella's memory.
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