Mary Lou Noble, 78, of Golden Good Shepherd Home, formerly of Clayton, died at 3:00 p.m. Sunday, June 17, 2018 at Blessing Hospital in Quincy.
Born October 31, 1939, in Chicago, IL., Mary Lou was a daughter of Rufus and Caroline Lusciuto Jarvis. She married Dwight L. "Jake" Noble on November 15, 1972, in Macomb. He preceded her in death on January 18, 2015.
Mary Lou was larger than life. Her favorite things were cooking, getting her hair done and making people laugh. She never met a stranger, and loved her family and friends more than anything in the world. She had an innate way of making each child, grandchild and great-grandchild feel that they were her favorite.
Those close to Mary Lou describe her as a “ray of sunshine”, a “beautiful soul” and “unequivocally the best”. She greeted most situations with a witty remark that helped amplify the good times and palliate the bad. She was a fighter, and fought hard to stay here with the people she loved so dearly.
Survivors include a son, Phillip Lovell and his wife Shelley, Paris, MO.; three daughters, Mary "Kiki" Brown and her husband Jimmy, McKinney, TX., Cathy Baucom and her husband Steve, Camp Point, and Caroline Lovell, (David Decker) Clayton; fourteen grandchildren, Mark Lovell, Christian Lovell, Marissa Lovell, Danielle Becka (Daniel), Andrea Brown, Erica Brown, Tanner Brown, Kyle Hunsaker, Megan Carey (Matt), Lucas Baucom, Bradley Grindle, Lindsey Whitener (Jared), Nicholas Grindle, and Anthony Grindle; three great grandchildren, Levi and Ava Whitener, and Claire Becka.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and two step sons, Paul and Nick Noble.
Funeral Services will be conducted at 12:00 p.m. Saturday, June 23 at the Hamilton Funeral Home in Clayton by Pastor Terry Cain. Burial will follow at South Side Cemetery, Clayton.
Visitation will be held Saturday morning from 10:00 a.m. until the time of services at the Hamilton Funeral Home in Clayton.
Memorials may be made to Golden Good Shepherd Home.
Online condolences may be left at www.hamiltonfuneralhomes.net.
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