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Mrs. Mary Irene Hooghouse
  • May 2, 1920 - April 26, 2014
  • Bellevue, Michigan

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Mary Irene Hooghouse, 93, of Bellevue, passed away on April 26, 2014 in Lansing following a short illness. She was born on May 2, 1920 to Earl and Orpha (Ward) Maurer in Potterville, MI. She was a graduate of Charlotte High School, graduating through the adult education program. Mary worked at Wilcox Gay radio manufacturing in Charlotte until they closed, then she went to work at the G.C. Murphy in Charlotte, until she went to work as the manager for the Montgomery Ward store in Charlotte until that closed at which time she became the manager of the AE Credit Union until 1986.Mary is survived by her son, Earl (Betty) Hooghouse; three grandsons, Lewis Hooghouse of Bellevue, MI, Gary Hooghouse, Terry Hooghouse; great-grandson, Terry Lewis Hooghouse; . She was preceded in death by her husband Lewis Hooghouse, and her parents, Earl and Orpha Maurer. Memorial services will be held on Thursday, May 1, 2014, 11:00 am at the Pray Funeral Home, Charlotte, Michigan, with Pastor Charles Jenson, officiating with a graveside to follow at Maple Hill Cemetery. The family will receive visitors Thursday from 9am to the time of the service. The family is in the care of Pray Funeral Home, Charlotte. Family and friends are encouraged to share remembrances and condolences online in Mary's Book of Memories at

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