Mary Louise Eardley (Hess)

Mary Louise Eardley (Hess), age 88,  passed away on September 18, 2017 at The Chelsea Retirement Community in Chelsea, Mich.  She was born in Freeport, Ill., on August 24, 1929 to William F. and Mary J. Hess.

Mary was preceded in death by her parents, William and Mary Hess; her husband, Ward E. Eardley; her brothers, William F. Hess Jr., John E. Hess (Anne) and Robert Dale Hess; her sisters, Shirley J. Heck (Roger), Donna Mae Williams and Joan Dole (Dale). 

She is survived by her loving sons, David Allen of Canfield Ohio, Robert Michael of Blissfield, Mich., Timothy Edward of Boardman, Ohio, and Steven Christopher of Chelsea, Mich., as well as her granddaughter, Madeline Dapprich Eardley, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Mary led an incredible life, she was a sergeant in the U.S. Air Force WAC, and was very involved in numerous volunteer activities throughout the area.  She had a great passion for travel and loved to crochet for her family and friends.

Mary Louise Eardley had an incredible impact on many people and communities where ever she was and whatever she did.  We will all miss her loving care and passion she had for everyone she came in contact with.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m.  Friday, Sept. 22, 2017 at the J. Gilbert Purse Funeral Home, Tecumseh. Burial will follow in Brookside Cemetery, Tecumseh. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Thursday at  J. Gilbert Purse Funeral Home, Tecumseh.

Condolences may be made to the family online at


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