Mary E. Callan of Michigan City passed away Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2010 at 6:24
p.m. in St. Anthony Memorial. She was 90.
She was born August 6, 1920 in Warsaw, Ind. to the late Charles and Ethel
(Murray) Deardorff. On July 6, 1954 in Michigan City, she married Richard J.
Callan, who preceded her on Oct. 31, 1995.
She is survived by a daughter, Judy (husband Jim) Thorne of Chesterton; a
brother, Merrill (wife Alice) Deardorff of Pharr, Texas; and grandsons Jason
(Gretchen) Thorne of Noblesville, Ind., Douglas (Katie) Thorne of Fishers,
Ind., and Scott Thorne of Chesterton.
She was preceded in death by her brother and sister-in-law, Donald and
She was a bookkeeper at Danís Body Shop and was a member of Queen of All
Saintís Catholic Church, where she was on the Peace and Social Justice
Committee and the Rosary Sodality. She was also a member of the St. Anthony
Memorial Guild and volunteered in the gift shop. She was a member of the Red
Hat Society, the Michigan City Senior Center, the 1938 Isaac C. Elston
graduating class, and Delta Wives and was a volunteer at Dunebrook.
A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 20, at Queen
of All Saintís Catholic Church, 606 S. Woodland Ave., Michigan City, with
the Rev. Kevin Huber officiating. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Ott/Haverstock Funeral
Chapel, 418 Washington St., Michigan City, and from 9:30 a.m. until mass
time Monday at church.
Contributions may be made to Dunebrook, 7451 W. Johnson Road, Michigan City,
IN 46360 or to Barker Woods Enrichment Center, 3200 Cleveland Ave., Michigan
City, IN 46360 or to any childrenís charity. To sign a guestbook and leave
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