Lou Mary Black (1917-2017)

Lou Mary Black, 99, passed away Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017 in Salina. She was born Oct. 26, 1917 in Ellsworth County to Ernest and Grace (Baldridge) Woolsey.

Lou Mary was a lifetime resident of Ellsworth County where she became a school teacher at various area schools after receiving her teaching degree from Kansas Wesleyan University. She married Harry Cleverdon Black on Aug. 11, 1943 in Ellsworth County. He preceded her in death in 1986. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Salina.

Lou Mary is survived by her son H. Dean Black of Brookville; daughter-in-law, Sheryl Black of Brookville; grandchildren, Eric Black (Susan) of Brookville and Neal Black (Nicky) of Beverly; great-grandchildren, Karla Cooper, Kaytlen Cooper, Carl Kissick, Harry Black, Brittney Black, Leigha Vines, Kaile Young, Chase Young, Brayson Young, Dawson Gaskins, and Sydnie Norton; and great-great-grandchildren, Lane Tarr, Waylon Cooper, Charolette Walburn, Jared Black, and Nathan Kucera.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Harry; son, Don H. Black; grandson, Jared Wade Black; and siblings, Burnetta Eaton, Ruth Esterl, Lee Woolsey, Paul Woolsey, Frank Woolsey, and Harvey Woolsey.

Visitation will be from 1-8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 15 at Parsons Funeral Home, Ellsworth. Family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m.

Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16 at the funeral home, with burial following in Ellsworth Memorial Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association of Central and Western Kansas, in care of the funeral home, PO Box 45, Ellsworth, Kan. 67439.

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