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Saturday, August 17, 2013 12:13 AM

Dec. 25, 1931-Aug. 11, 2013


Mary Lou Atkinson, 81, passed away peacefully at home on Aug. 11 after a courageous battle with lung cancer.

She was born in Van Buren, Ind., on Dec. 25, 1931, to Guy Robin and Elizabeth (Volk) McKee.

Living all of her young life in Delphos, Mary Lou moved to Chagrin Falls where she married the love of her life, Russell “Russ” R. Atkinson, on Sept. 5, 1970. He preceded her in death on Nov. 15, 2011.

She is survived by her son, Robert (Shea) Alexander of Youngstown; her daughter, Toni Carroll (Michael) Jones of Brandon, Miss.; her stepson, Russell (Nancy) Atkinson Jr. of Rockwood, Mich.; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Also preceding her in death were four brothers, Wendell McKee, Paul McKee, James McKee and Charles McKee; and a stepdaughter, Cheryl Kinsey.

Her family and faith, centered at her home in Chagrin, were most important to her.

At her request, services will be private and arrangements made by Stroud-Lawrence Funeral Home located in Chagrin Falls.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to Hospice of the Western Reserve, 17876 St. Clair Avenue, Cleveland OH 44110.


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