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Mary Lou (White) Hake

April 30, 1927 ~ December 29, 2021 (age 94)


Mary Lou Hake, 94 passed away peacefully on Wednesday December 29, 2021 at Harborview Healthcare Center in Jesup, Georgia under the care of Hospice of South Georgia. 

Mary Lou was born on April 30, 1927 in Greenville, Pennsylvania to the late Harry and Anna Jones White.  She spent her early years in Warren, Ohio and was a graduate of Warren G. Harding High School.  Mary Lou was joined in holy matrimony with the love of her life, her late husband, Robert L. Hake, on March 10, 1948 and the two lived in Niles and Euclid, Ohio before relocating to Willoughby, Ohio in 1955.  She worked for Lordstown Art Depot, Warren Credit Bureau and Meister Publishing in Willoughby and was a very active member of the Willoughby United Methodist Church where she volunteered weekly in the church office for over twenty-five years and was also involved in the Evangelism Committee and the Quilting Guild.  In her spare time, she enjoyed reading, gardening and quilting.  Golfing was always one of her favorite pastimes and she was a longtime member of the St. Denis Tuesday Golf League.  In her later years she enjoyed traveling, especially when she was touring lighthouses. Mary Lou had made an effort to visit every lighthouse on the Eastern Coast of the United States.

In addition to her parents and her husband, her infant son, Ronald L. Hake and her son, Terence E. Hake; sisters, Katherine L. White and Elizabeth M. Cleaton and brother, Harry E. White, Jr. all preceded her in death.

Survivors include her daughter, Kristine Mattingly of Hinesville, Georgia; four grandsons, Matt Mattingly, III of Rincon, Georgia and Cameron Mattingly and wife, Shauna of Jesup, Georgia, Adam Mattingly of Jesup, Georgia and Erik Mattingly and wife, Chelsea of Jesup, Georgia; great grandchildren, Emree Mattingly, Cameron Robert “L.C.” Mattingly, Karter Mattingly and Hattie Mattingly.

Interment and a celebration of life will take place in the Willoughby Cemetery at a later date. 

The family wishes to express deepest gratitude to the Staff of Harborview Healthcare Center and Hospice of South Georgia for going above and beyond to care for Mary Lou during her final days.  The loving and compassionate care you have shown has been and will always be greatly appreciated.

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