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Mary Ann Criswell dies at 65

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Mary Ann Criswell, 65, of Valparaiso, passed away on Sunday, April 13, 2008.

She was born on April 1, 1943 in Valparaiso, the daughter of Earl Deloss Hanrahan and Alice E. (Bond) Hanrahan. Her father preceded her in death. Her mother survives.

She married Philip D. Criswell on Nov. 3, 1962, who preceded her in death in 1987.

She is also survived by children, Vickie (Brian) Sowards of Valparaiso, Philip Tom Criswell of Burns Harbor, and Tim Criswell of Nokomis, Fla.; siblings, Carole (John) Kessler, Robert (Bonnie) Hanrahan, and Christine (Larry) Antes; and she was blessed with eight grandchildren; one great grandchild, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Mary Ann was known to many as “Purchasing Mary Ann” as this is how she answered the phone as the purchasing secretary at Porter Valparaiso Hospital Campus. She was a member of First Baptist Church in the Pines and a devoted and loving wife, mother, sister, grandmother and aunt.

A funeral service will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday, April 16 at Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home, 517 Broadway, Chesterton.

Visitation will be on Wednesday, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. in the Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the VNA Horton Hospice Center, 501 Marquette St., Valparaiso, IN 46383.


Posted 4/14/2008