Mary Lou Sumner
May 20, 1938 – November 16, 2020
MaryLou Sumner, age 82 of East Lansing, Michigan passed away Monday, November 16, 2020 at Hospice House of Mid-Michigan, Lansing, Michigan. She was born May 20, 1938 in Jackson, Michigan the daughter of Russell E. and Grethel M. (Beardsley) Blackmere.
MaryLou enjoyed cooking, sewing and reading. She loved to travel and visiting every casino in Michigan was a favorite pastime of hers. But most of all, spending time with her family was her greatest joy.
She is survived by her 4 children; Robin J. (Randy) Faust, Ross (Ardel) Sumner, Jr., Russell E. (Debbie) Sumner, and Rodney E.(Dorothy) Sumner, 7 grandchildren; Charlie, Andy, Adam, Alex, Dustin, Savannah, and Ryan, 15 great-grandchildren, and her brother, Keith Balckmere. MaryLou was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Jack A. Buck, 2 sisters; Kay Pelham and Carol French, and sister-in-law, Joann Blackmere.
Private family services will be held at a later date. Interment with be at Gunnisonville Cemetery, DeWitt, Michigan.
Memorial Contributions in MaryLou’s memory may be made to Hospice House of Mid-Michigan 1210 W. Saginaw Highway, Lansing, Michigan 48915 or Christ United Church 1000 W. Webb Road, DeWitt, Michigan 48820.
The family is being served by Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, East Lansing Chapel, East Lansing, Michigan.
Condolences and memories may be shared at www.grfuneralhomes.com
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Mary Lou Sumner
November 23, 2020
Christ United Church of DeWitt will be hosting a virtual memorial service on Tuesday November 24 with check-in meet and greet beginning at 6:30 pm and service at 7 pm by Pastor Terry Williamson. Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/7235366427. Meeting ID 7235366427. Find your local number https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kbo2Un5YpG
November 22, 2020
I started out the day you left us by sitting on my bed, looking out the window and remembering how you opened your home to me on that snowy night about 32 years ago . I remember looking out those same windows and wishing I could stay forever in that warm, safe, wonderful room. Somehow we made that dream of mine come true. Thank you Mary Lou for your friendship.