Mary Louise McRann Eulrich of Cherokee Village died June 26, 2006, at The Hospice House in Mountain Home at the age of 88. She was born Feb. 19, 1918, in Newell, S.D., the daughter of the late Edward Louis and Irma Hattie Briggs McRann.
At the age of 3, Mary's family moved to Clintonville, Wis., where her parents bought a farm where she lived with her sister and brother. She graduated from Bear Creek High School in 1935.
She married Harold H. Eulrich of Clintonville on July 10, 1937, in Waupaca, Wis. They moved to Evanston, Ill., in 1940. In 1948, she moved to Melrose Park, Ill. She went to work at Stanadyne in Bellwood, Ill. In 1964 she moved to Schaumburg, Ill. She worked for 30 years before she retired to Cherokee Village in 1978 with her husband.
Survivors include her husband of 68 years, Harold H. Eulrich Sr. of the home; two daughters, Betty Louise Wanless Reedy and her husband Conrad Winston, and Judy Ann Bloom and her husband Ralph; one son, Harold Henry Jr.; one sister, Nellie Starcheska and her husband Arnold; one brother, James McRann and his wife LaVern; five grandchildren, Dawn Rhoden and her husband Kenny, James Wanless and his wife Dawn, Patrick Campion, Becky and Richard Bloom; two stepgrandchildren, Eugene Reedy and his wife Paula, and Debra Doyle and her husband Michael; 10 great-grandchildren, Amber M. Wanless, Tracy Reedy, Robert, Mathew, Samantha and Thomas Wanless, Lindsay and Mandy Doyle, and Jeremy and Jacob Reedy; a brother-in-law, Loyal Eulrich; a sister-in-law, Eleanor Kussmann; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Edward L. and Irma H. McRann; her daughter, Louis Marie Campion; one son-in-law, Robert J. Wanless; and two grandsons, Gregg and Perry Wanless.
The memorial service will be July 15 at 11 a.m. at Cherokee Village United Methodist Church with Rev. Anderson officiating. Her final resting place will be at the columbarium at the church. Higginbotham Funeral Services is in charge of the local arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to the Hospice of the Ozarks, Mountain Home, Ark.