Mary Lou Walter, a resident of Ashville, N.Y., died in her home sur-rounded by her loving fam-ily on Saturday, June 2, 2012.
She was born on April 6, 1933, in Warren, Pa., the daughter of the late Jay and Naomi (Hickey) Goodwill.
She was the wife of Donald E. Walter, whom she married Nov. 24, 1952, in Ft. Wayne, Indiana.
In addition to her hus-band, she is survived by four children: a son, David (Jaunita) A. Walter, of Jamestown, N.Y., a daughter, Susan K. Buzzet-to of Jamestown, N.Y., a daughter, Cynthia (John) Walter Warner of Ashville, N.Y, and a son, Douglas (Nicole) E. Walter of Port-land, N.Y.; a son-in- law, Martin McQuillan Sr. of Warren, Pa.; and a sister, Dorothy Lauffenburger of Youngsville, Pa.
In addition to her parents, Mary Lou was pre-ceded in death by her eld-est daughter, Lynette E. McQuillan, who died March 19, 2001; seven brothers and sisters: Marion Abraham, Albert Goodwill, Ethel Peterson, Genevieve Lincoln, Patricia Shields, Robert Goodwill and Irene Reinhold.
She is also survived by 12 grandchildren: Marty McQuillan Jr., Michael McQuillan, John McQuil-lan, Scott Walter, Lauren Walter, Sara Buzzetto, Ryan Buzzetto, Jack Warner, Caitlin Warner, Jef-frey Warner, Devin Walter and Derek Walter; and one great-granddaughter, Madeleine McQuillan; and several nieces and nephews.
Mary Lou was a compas-sionate woman whose warm and loving spirit will be missed by all who knew her. A loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend, Mary Lou was the epitome of selflessness and kindness. She could always be found in the kitchen baking cinnamon rolls or on the spectator bench sup-porting and cheering on her twelve grandchildren. Most of all she will be missed by Don, her devoted husband, companion and friend of 59 years who held her hand through nine years of bat-tling Alzheimer's.
Friends are invited to call on Friday, June 8, 2012, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at McKinney Funeral Home, 54 West Main St., Youngsville, Pa. At the last half hour of each viewing, a short video on Mary Lou's life and living with Alzheimer's Disease will be shown. A vigil prayer ser-vice and eulogy will begin at 8 p.m.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Satur-day at St. Luke Romans Catholic Church in Youngsville at 10:30 a.m.
A graveside service will follow immediately at Youngsville Cemetery.
The family suggests those wishing to place memorials may do so to Hospice of Chautauqua County, 4840 West Lake Road, Mayville, NY 14757 or Alzheimer's Foundation of America, 322 Eighth Ave., 7th Floor, New York, NY 10001.
Those wishing to sign the on-line guestbook, send an e-condolence or order flowers may do so at www.mckinneyfuneral. com.