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Mary Louise (Ainsley) Close

January 3, 1938 ~ March 17, 2020 (age 82)

Obituary

Mary Louise Close, Smithfield, Pa.

     Mary Louise Close, 82 of Nicholson Township, Smithfield Pa. passed away and went to be with her Savior and Lord Jesus Christ on Monday, March 16, 2020 with her loving family by her side.

     She was born January 3, 1938 in Continental # 3, Pa.

     Preceding her in death were her parents, David L. Ainsley and Rose Marie Dankle Ainsley and her sister-in-law, Bonnie Ainsley.

     Surviving are her husband of 57 years, Fred Close; brother, Melvin Ainsley; niece and nephews, Kimberly Ainsley and her children, Molly and Zach and his wife Tess, Melvin Ainsley Jr. “Rich” and wife Hope and their son, Richard Ainsley and his wife Kara and their children, Arianna, Easton and Evan and Scott Ainsley and his girlfriend Tammy Sutton; and brother-in-law, Eugene Close and wife Peggy and their son, Aaron Close and wife Ashley and family and their daughter, Amber Stark and husband John and family.

     Mary deeply loved all of her family’s children and they considered her and Fred as their second Mom and Dad.

     She was a graduate of Masontown High School Class of 1955. She was employed for 34 years with Baltimore Life Insurance at the Uniontown Office until her retirement.

     Mary was a very dedicated member of the Oak Hill Baptist Church at Old Frame.

     The family will greet friends and family in the Dean C. Whitmarsh Funeral Home, 134 West Church Street, Fairchance, Pa. on Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and on Saturday, March 21, 2020 in the Oak Hill Baptist Church, Old Frame, Smithfield, Pa. 15478 from 10 to 11:00 a.m. The Funeral Service begins at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Charlie Bowser officiating.

     Interment will follow in Jacob’s Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery, Masontown, Pa.

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Services

Visitation
Friday
March 20, 2020

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Dean C. Whitmarsh Funeral Home
134 West Church Street
Fairchance, PA 15436

Visitation
Friday
March 20, 2020

7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Dean C. Whitmarsh Funeral Home
134 West Church Street
Fairchance, PA 15436

Funeral Service
Saturday
March 21, 2020

11:00 AM
Oak Hill Baptist Church
Old Frame
Smithfield, PA 15478

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