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Sunday December 13th, 2020
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Mary Lou O'Hare Residence
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Monday December 14th, 2020

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Mary Lou O'Hare

Mary Lou O’Hare, 91, of Palmer, died Thursday, Dec. 10th, 2020, at her home. A private family Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Monday at Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in St. Paul. The Rev. Rayappa Konka and Deacon Neil Baquet will celebrate the Mass. Burial will be in the Rose Hill Cemetery in Palmer. Visitation without the family present will be Sunday from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. at the church. A drive-by at Mary Lou’s home will begin at 3:30 p.m. Peters Funeral Home of St. Paul is assisting the family. All CDC guidelines will be followed in regards to social distancing and face masks will be required. The services will be livestreamed on Peters Funeral Home Facebook page. The direct link for that page is www.facebook.com/PetersFuneralHomeSP. Mary Lou was born on July 7, 1929, at Trumbull, the daughter of Chester A. and Liva P. (Rader) Munn. She was the 11th child of 12 in the family, which later lived in Hastings and then settled in Central City. She graduated from Central City High School in 1947. After graduating she worked as a telephone operator in Central City. She was united in marriage to Arthur R. “Art” O’Hare on April 7, 1951, at Central City. The couple farmed in the Palmer area their entire married life. Art died on June 23, 1989. Mary Lou worked as a social worker at Abel’s Nursing Home in St. Paul, which later became Heritage Living Center. She worked there for a number of years before retiring. She was a member of Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church and its Council of Catholic Women in St. Paul, Chat & Nibble Club, Saturday Night Card Club and Burton-Beyer American Legion Auxiliary Unit 120, all of Palmer. One of Mary Lou’s greatest joys was dancing and spending time with family and friends. She truly loved people and thoroughly enjoyed making people laugh. She will be greatly missed by her family, community and many friends. She is survived by her five daughters and their spouses, Kathy and Roger Lewandowski of St. Paul, Mary O’Hare and Mark Vangen of Lincoln, Chris and Bill Kurz of Palmer, Jody and Kelly Tibbetts of Palmer and Pat and Jim Haag of Palmer; 10 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. In addition to her husband, Art, she was preceded in death by her parents; and 6 brothers, 5 sisters and all their spouses. Memorials are suggested to the family for later designation.

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Mary Lou was like a grandma to me. When my grandma died I was sad and sought out Mary Lou and she gave me the biggest hug to help console me. While there may be a huge age difference that didn't stop us from connecting our hearts together for ten best years of my life. She inspires me to dress up every day, just because! And I dress up just because well Mary Lou did it so why can't I ?!!!!!

Kirstine Chvala Dec 18 2020 11:32 AM

To all of Mary Lous family and friends, so sorry for your loss. I have fond memories of Mary Lou when we worked at Abels NH. She was always coming up with something to cheer ones day and could put a smile on your face or just plain give you a good belly laugh. She was one of a kind. I know she will be missed by many. May God bless you and comfort you in your grief.

Sandi Bryer Dec 14 2020 3:06 PM

Our deepest sympathy to Mary Lous daughters & the rest of her family. She was truly a ray of sunshine to all who encountered her!! I remember her from my many years working at the hospital in St Paul. Sincerely, Craig & Sue (Petersen/Kosmicki) Foss

Craig & Sue (Petersen/Kosmicki) Foss Dec 13 2020 11:49 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Mary O'Hare

Candace Tenopir Dec 12 2020 1:24 AM

Vic and I will never forget our honeymoon. We were married in November 1968 , no honeymoon. Then in 1971 our first trip to Canada, so we called it our honeymoon , with Art and Mary Lou & Don and Elaine. It was a trip that I dont think none of us ever forgot! Love her whole family! :heart::heart::pray:

Vic & Linda Tibbetts Dec 11 2020 6:25 PM

I was so saddened by the passing of my aunt, Mary Lou. She was the last one of 12 Munn kids. She was a wonderful person, full of life and love. Always fun and spunky, She will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the OHare girls. God Bless. As Mary Lou used to tell me, Dont take any wooden nickels. Love from the Munns.

Larry and Judy Munn Dec 10 2020 12:08 PM