STRUTHERS, Ohio (MyValleyTributes) – Mary Lu Mickler, 88, of Struthers, died peacefully on Thursday, January 23, 2020, at Windsor House at St. Mary’s Alzheimer’s Center in Columbiana, Ohio.
Mary Lu was born on July 7, 1931, in Lowellville, Ohio.
She was the daughter of the late Michael and Philomena (Gliemmo) Mongine.
A graduate of Lowellville High School, Mary Lu was a PTA mom, a lifelong avid bowler and worked part-time at Youngstown Die Development.
She enjoyed spending time outdoors and working in her flower garden. She most enjoyed being a homemaker and spending time with her family.
Mary Lu is survived by her two daughters, Melissa Shurilla of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and Janet (Philip) Larkin of Columbus, Ohio; two grandchildren, Sydney and Ryan and two great-grandchildren, Matthew and James, also of Columbus, Ohio.
In addition to her parents, Mary Lu was proceeded in death by her husband, Stephen E. Mickler whom she married February 27, 1954, he died on April 10, 1991 and her brother, George Mongine.
Visitation will be held on Sunday, January 26 from 3:00 – 6:00 p.m. and on Monday, January 27 from 10:30 – 11:00 a.m. at Kirila Funeral Home, Inc., 258 Poland Avenue in Struthers. The funeral service will follow at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home.
A private burial will take place on Monday at Holy Rosary Cemetery.
The family would like to thank the staff at Windsor House at St. Mary’s Alzheimer’s Center and Hospice of the Valley for their care and support.
Donations can be made to Hospice of the Valley.
A television tribute will air Monday, January 27, at the following approximate times: 12:25 p.m. WKBN, 6:35 p.m. on MyYTV and 10:37 p.m. FOX plus two additional spots throughout the day.