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Mary Lou Ackerman

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Service: 10:00am Tue. February 2nd, 2021
Location: St. Raphael Catholic Church

ACKERMAN, Mary Lou, 78, of Springfield, passed away on January 26, 2021 in Forest Glen Health Campus. She was born January 20, 1943 in Springfield the daughter of the late Michael Cafeo. Mary Lou retired from Mercy Memorial Hospital after many years as a secretary and phlebotomist. She is survived by two children, Todd (Kim Perry) Ackerman of Lancaster, OH and Lisa Wiederkehr of Springfield; 8 grandchildren, Brad (Ashlee) Shuman, Tyler (Tiffany) Shuman, Maryah Hess, Michael (Haley Bowshier) Ackerman, Nicholas Frock, Shaylynn Ackerman, Amanda (Chris) Frey and Kelsey Whitehead; 9 great-grandchildren, Ianna Hess, Noah Hess, Aubree Shuman, Berklee Shuman, Roree Shuman, Bentley Ackerman, Breonna Ackerman, Nathan Shuman, Liam Shuman; three sisters, Jocelyn Ivancic, Toni Marsh and Elena Jordan; one brother, Mikey Cafeo and niece, Suni Boswell. She was preceded in death by her husband David in 2016 and a brother, Rick Cafeo. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 am on Tuesday in St. Raphael Catholic Church. Visitation will be held a half hour hour prior in the church from 9:30-10:00 am. Burial will follow in St. Bernard Cemetery.
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So very sorry for Lisa and her family. Our sincere condolences and prayers for comfort. May you find blessings of the many wonderful memories.

- Charlotte & Dan Beaver, Tuesday February 2nd, 2021

Several years ago Mary Lou began to share a lunch or dinner dining table with my wife and me as I visited Forest Glen most days. Mary Lou was a delightful dining partner as we shared stories, laughed, and sometimes discussed serious topics. Since Covid restrictions, we had to limit our contact to texts, a few calls, and at-window visits. She was such a delight. I will miss this sweet lady. My deepest sympathy to her family.

- Phillip Clay, Friday January 29th, 2021

For several years, I was so blessed to take Eucharist to Mary Lou. Of course, that was pre-pandemic and, generally, I went to her room last so as to have time to chat and catch up on anything that was important at the time. It might be the weather, her health, our families, and very much a favorite...politics. We were joined at the hip on that! Mary Lou was fun, honest and very much loved her family and church. Our prayer time together was sacred time. My condolences to you all. She is already so misssed.

- Connie Kearns, Thursday January 28th, 2021

Mary Lou radiated Christ to the world. I was so blessed to be her friend. My prayers go out to her family whom she loved dearly.

- Norm Horstman , Wednesday January 27th, 2021

Lisa, I am so sorry to hear of your mother's passing. She was such a nice lady and very dedicated to God. My prayers are with you and your family.

- Marilyn Burr, Wednesday January 27th, 2021

So sorry for your loss to you and your entire family, many prayers and love to each and everyone🙏❤️🙏❤️

- The Williams, Wednesday January 27th, 2021

Grandma you were an amazing women you loved an treated everybody equally, you will be missed so much. I still can't believe were saying good bye to such an amazing person. I love you so much and you will forever be in our thoughts and prayers. I hope heaven i beautiful an treats you good they deffinetly gained a great angel. I'm just happy your not in pain anymore.

- Shaylynn Ackerman, Wednesday January 27th, 2021

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