Mary Lu Herring Meyer, 98, of Bellefontaine, passed away Wednesday night, April 9, 2014 at Logan Acres Care Center.
She was born in Logan County on December 1, 1915 to the late Joseph B. and Agnes (Scott) Ricks. Orphaned at the age of 8, she was raised by the late James and Elizabeth Cooke.
Mary Lu married William G. Herring on December 24, 1936; they divorced in 1958 and he preceded her in death. She later married Lawrence John Meyer on July 22, 1967 and he preceded her in death on January 22, 1997. She was also preceded in death by her son Kenneth Vernon Herring, sister Frances E. Smith and grandson Rodney Joe Herring.
Mary Lu was a 1934 graduate of Huntsville High School. She was an active member of the Belle Center American Legion Auxiliary and the Bellefontaine VFW Auxiliary. A member of the Disabled American Veterans, Mary Lu enjoyed making lap robes for the Dayton VFW and veteran’s hospital. She retired as a secretary from Brown’s Pest Control. Mary Lu was a member of the Belle Center United Presbyterian Church. She enjoyed camping, sewing and her family meant the world to her.
Mary Lu is survived by her sons: William Joseph “Joe” (Ruth) Herring of Bellefontaine, John “Ed” (Genny) Herring of McComb and Robert Stanley (Liz) Herring of Sidney; 9 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren and 19 great-great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be held at the Eichholtz Funeral Home, Bellefontaine on Sunday, April 13, 2014 from 4-7pm, and one hour prior to the funeral on Monday, April 14, 2014 at 11am with Minister Blake Kenner and Pastor Jim Burton officiating. Burial will be in Huntsville Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Universal Home Health Hospice, 701 S. Main St., Bellefontaine, OH 43311 or to Belle Center United Presbyterian Church, 202 Walnut St., Belle Center, OH 43310.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.edsfh.com.