Beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother passed away peacefully Sunday, September 1, 2013 at Covenant HealthCare Harrison surrounded by her entire family. Age 80 years. The daughter of the late Albert and Gladys (Jennings) Scarlett, Mary Lou was born March 9, 1933 in Owosso, Michigan. She married Carl Taylor on December 23, 1953. He predeceased her September 20, 1982. Mary Lou was in the first graduating class of Michigan State University in 1955. She was employed as a teacher in the Saginaw Public School System and as a bookkeeper at Saginaw Mercy Ambulance. She retired from Saginaw Valley State University as faculty secretary. She was a member of Ames United Methodist Church. Mary Lou enjoyed cooking, knitting and crocheting and was a dedicated fan of her MSU Spartans. Mary Lou was devoted to her husband, Carl, during his illness and loved time spent with family and friends.
Surviving are two daughters, two sons and their spouses, Susan Hart, Saginaw; David Taylor, Saginaw; Bob and Sara Taylor, Torch Lake; Barb and Matt Goodrich, Saginaw; 11 grandchildren, Michael, Katie, Jeff and Beth Hart, Zachary, Brittney and Stephanie Taylor, Kyle and Andrew Goodrich, Jackie (Wes) Landon and Spencer Taylor; two great-grandchildren, Alex and Colin; a sister-in-law, Fern Scarlett; a brother-in-law, Bob Morehouse; several nieces and nephews. Mary Lou was preceded in death by two brothers and one sister, Bob and Bill Scarlett and Barb Henderson.
Funeral service will take place 11:00 a.m. Thursday, September 5, 2013 at Ames United Methodist Church. Rev. Mark Karls will officiate with burial in Roselawn Memorial Gardens. Friends may call at The Snow Funeral Home, 3775 N. Center Rd., (between Shattuck and McCarty), where the family will be present on Wednesday from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and at Ames United Methodist Church on Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until time of service. Because of Carl’s battle with A.L.S., Mary Lou supported the Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to the A.L.S. Association.