Mary E. Gudorf, 91, Jasper

Mary GudorfMary E. Gudorf, 91, of Jasper, died Thursday (January 8) at the Northwood Retirement Community in Jasper. She was born in Cannelton August 23, 1923, to William and Eva Ballow. She married Richard J. Gudorf ,Sr. September 9, 1944. He died January 6, 1991.

Mary was a homemaker and a member of Holy Family Catholic Church and the Blessed Virgin Sodality. She was a member of the Women of the Moose Lodge No. 1175. She enjoyed reading, playing bingo, and listening to Elvis Presley music.

She is survived by one daughter, Margie Bell and husband Dan, Santa Claus; three sons, William Gudorf and wife Joetta, Winslow, and David Gudorf and wife Mary, and Mark Gudorf and wife Karen, all of Jasper; 14 grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; eight step-great-grandchildren; and one brother, Jearl Ballow, Springfield, Illinois.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by two sons, Richard and Larry Gudorf, and two brothers, James and William Ballow.

Services at 10 a.m. Monday at Holy Family Church with burial following in St. Boniface Cemetery in Fulda. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Sunday at the Becher-Kluesner Downtown Chapel in Jasper. The Blessed Virgin Sodality will lead a rosary at 1:45 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Holy Family Church or to a favorite charity.

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