Mary Lou Schooler

June 13, 1930October 26, 2018
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Mary Lou Schooler, 88, of Columbus died at 5:02 p.m. Friday, October 26, 2018, at Columbus Regional Hospital. Mary Lou was born in Scottsburg, Indiana June 13, 1930, the daughter of Harry and Florence Bridgewater McClellan. She married Larry Schooler in Columbus February 21, 1951; he preceded her in death March 15, 2005. She was a secretary at Columbus East High School for many years. She loved dogs, playing bridge, but most importantly spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She is survived by children, Terry (Jean) Schooler of Columbus, Gerry (Cathy) Schooler of Columbus and Beth Anne Zink of Columbus; grandchildren, Drew (Lauren) Schooler, Blair (Hector) Moreno, Lukas (finance Jonathan Pike) Schooler, Courtney (Kyle) Gatesy, Sydney (Mike) Reed, Gabriel (Emily) Zink; great grandchildren, Grace Gatesy, Baron Reed and Rosalyne Moreno and two additional great granddaughters on the way. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and a great granddaughter, Marlee Schooler. A funeral service will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. Friday at Myers~Reed Chapel on 25th Street with Pastor Mark R. Teike officiating. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday from 10:00 a.m. to service time. Entombment will be in Garland Brook Mausoleum. Online condolences may be sent to the family at Memorials may be made to Our Hospice of South Central Indiana or St Peter’s Lutheran Church.


  • Terry (Jean) Schooler, Son
  • Gerry (Cathy) Schooler, Son
  • Beth Anne Zink, Daughter
  • Drew (Lauren) Schooler, Grandchild
  • Blair (Hector) Moreno, Grandchild
  • Lukas (Jonathan Pike) Schooler, Grandchild
  • Courtney (Kyle) Gatesy, Grandchild
  • Sydney (Mike) Reed, Grandchild
  • Gabriel (Emily) Zink, Grandchild
  • Grace Gatesy, Great Grandchild
  • Baron Reed, Great Grandchild
  • Rosalyne Moreno, Grandchild
  • Two additional great granddaughters on the way.

  • Our Hospice of South Central Indiana
  • St. Peter's Lutheran Church


  • Visitation Thursday, November 1, 2018
  • Visitation Friday, November 2, 2018
  • Funeral Service Friday, November 2, 2018
  • Entombment Friday, November 2, 2018

Mary Lou Schooler

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Mark & Tracey Fear

November 2, 2018

We are so sorry for your loss. You have a beautiful family with many beautiful memories to comfort you till you meet your mom (mother-in-law, grandmother) again. Our prayers are with each of you.

Mark & Tracey

Maggie and Lee Boling

October 31, 2018

We’re so sad to see Mary Lou go. She has been a wonderful neighbor for the past year. God didn’t bless us with her friendship nearly long enough but we’ll always remember her.
God bless y’all and give you peace and comfort. She’s your guardian angel now.
If we can help in any way, please let us know.

Dan Lanham

October 30, 2018

With our sympathies-------The Lanham Families

Max Stroud

October 30, 2018

Gerry,Beth, & Terry,
So sorry to here about your mom.. She always welcomed me into your home..You all are in my thoughts and prayers.

Rod and Phyllis Otto

October 30, 2018

Dear Cousins Terry, Gerry, Beth and Families,

Our sincere and heartfelt condolences.
We loved your Mom/Grandma from the bottom of our hearts. She was such a warm and welcoming, up-beat, positive, fun aunt. Loved how she showed such love for all of you. We'll miss the phone calls and our little stop-in visits on trips to Indiana. Loved her smile and giggles too!!

May God give each of you His peace and comfort as you walk through your loss. With our love and prayers,
Niece Phyllis, and Rod

Janet Schooler

October 29, 2018

So sorry to hear that Mary Lou has passed on but know we will see her again in our heavenly home. She was so good about calling me once in a while. She and I were the only ones left of the children and their spouses - of the family of Will and Elizabeth Schooler. Now it's just me. I will miss her. I have a memory of Mary Lou, Larry, Beth Ann, and some of the younger people visiting us at our log cabin in Manistee, Michigan. Eugene and I occasionally got to visit with Terry and Gerry in Columbus. I love seeing all the pictures of your families, the ones on this website and also the ones posted on Facebook, I assume by Beth. Sydney looks just like her mom. So wonderful that Mary Lou got to hold and know her great grandbabies. I still have an 8 x 10 family picture taken when Terry, Gerry, and Beth Ann were kids (plus others). You all have wonderful families and I'm sure great memories. God bless all of you and keep you in his care. Aunt Janet