Mary Stackhouse passed away peacefully on Friday, July 7, 2023. She was born on March 18, 1939, in Bloomington to Frank and Agnes (Roberston) Douthitt.
Mary was a graduate of Bloomington High School before pursuing a bachelor’s degree in social work from Indiana University. Her educational background provided her with a strong foundation for making a positive difference in the lives of those she served as a social worker.
Mary was a hard worker and a loyal employee. She is remembered for the years she dedicated to the American Red Cross, Alfran Nursing Home and Miller’s Merry Manor corporate headquarters in Warsaw. Mary’s unwavering commitment to providing care and support made a significant impact on the lives of countless individuals.
Mary will always be remembered for her intelligence, wit, creativity and loyalty. Her kind and loving nature touched the hearts of all who knew her. As a mother and grandmother, she cherished nothing more than spending time with her family. Boat rides, gardening and shopping were among the many activities that brought joy to Mary’s life.
Those who survive with memories to cherish include daughters, Kay Gorny (husband, Michael), of West Bloomfield, and Lynn Stackhouse, of North Webster; grandchildren, Lauren Gorny, Cameron Gorny and Julia Gorny, all from West Bloomfield; and sister, Judy Lambert, of Muncie. Mary was united in marriage to her husband, Larry Stackhouse, on July 27, 1963. He preceded her in passing in 1989. She also was preceded in passing by her parents, Frank and Agnes Douthitt, and by her brother-in-law, James Lambert.
Visitation will be held from 12:30-2:30 p.m. Thursday, July 13, at Elm Ridge Funeral Home & Memorial Park, 4600 W. Kilgore Ave., Muncie. A funeral service will take place beginning at 2:30 p.m., with burial to follow.
Memorials are appreciated to the family for Muncie American Red Cross, 325 E. Washington St, Muncie, IN 47305, or for Northeast Indiana Red Cross, 1212 E. California Road, Fort Wayne, IN 46825. Written condolences may be left for the family at www.TitusFuneralHome.com.