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Mary Lou McClarren, 81, of Merritt Island, Florida, passed peacefully from this life on April 5, 2017. Mary Lou was born to the late Louis P. and Helen Gaukel on April 8, 1935 in Lawrenceburg, Indiana. As a career woman Mary Lou was a secretary for Iron Works, in Galion, Ohio, American Boom & Barrier in Cape Canaveral, Florida, for the Director of Nursing at Galion Hospital and also for Northridge in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. She was active in many churches throughout her life and in her younger years was active in The Order of the Eastern Star. Mary Lou also volunteered as a Guardian ad Litem in Raleigh, North Carolina for which she received awards from the Governor of North Carolina.
Mary Lou was preceded in death by her beloved husband Warren Richard McClarren and her parents Louis P. and Helen Gaukel.
Left to cherish her memory is her daughter Michelle L. Penland and her husband Gregory, her grandson Michael A. Yocum and his wife Mara Tillett and great-grandson Odin, her son Paul Richard Scott McClarren his wife Krystal and grandchildren Andrew, Hunter and Alanya. Mary Lou is also survived by her brother Paul Gaukel his wife Dee and her nephews Brian and Brad Gaukel.
She was a kind, loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend.
A visitation is scheduled for Friday, April 14, 2017 from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. at the Wylie~Baxley Funeral Home, located at 1360 North Courtenay Parkway, Merritt Island, Florida 32953. The funeral service is scheduled for 7:00 P.M. in the Chapel. Mary Lou will be laid to rest with her husband Warren Richard McClarren at Ferncliff Cemetery in Springfield, Ohio. In lieu of flowers the family has requested that memorial contributions be made to Health First Hospice at Cape Canaveral Hospital, 701 West Cocoa Beach Causeway, Cocoa Beach, Florida 32931 - 321-799-7100.