Mary Lou Houart

Mary Lou Houart of Bloomfield, daughter of the late Mona Olive and Lula Fry Crabb, was born near Puxico, Missouri on June 28, 1932, passed away at the Puxico Nursing Center in Puxico on January 6, 2019, at the age of 86 years, 6 months and 9 days.

Mary Lou had lived in Puxico and Bloomfield most of her life. She had worked at the Purolator factory in Dexter and she enjoyed reading.

Surviving are three daughters and their husbands, Rena & Carl Hefner of Bloomfield, Sherry & Kris Bader of Brighton, Tennessee, Kelly & Darren Baker of Puxico, Missouri; three sons and wives, Marvin Bennett of Chaffee, Wesley & Carrie Bennett of Salina, Kansas, Kerry & Stephanie Nash Bennett of Advance; eighteen grandchildren; forty-two great grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; and one brother, Charles Larry Crabb of Park Hills, Missouri. Other relatives and friends also survive. She was preceded in death by one son, Charles Dean Houart, one daughter, Lee Ann Stanfill, one daughter-in-law, Kathlene Bennett; two grandchildren; four sisters, Lillian Crabb, Edith Crabb, Viola Willis, Bertie Wright; and one brother, Neal Crabb.

Visitation will be held on Friday, January 11, 2019 after 10:00 a.m., until time of services at 11:00 a.m. at the Chiles-Cooper Funeral Home in Bloomfield with Darren Baker of Puxico officiating.

Interment will follow in the Brown Cemetery near Puxico with Chiles-Cooper Funeral Home of Bloomfield in charge of arrangements.