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Mary Louise Southard, 88, of Philipsburg, died Wednesday, May 29, 2019, at Windy Hill Village, PSL, Philipsburg.
Mary Lou was born on January 11, 1931, in Houtzdale, a daughter of the late Charles Stephen and Kathleen (Keatley) Luzier.
She was a 1949 graduate of the former Houtzdale-Woodward Joint High School.
She was employed for most of her working career as an operator for Bell Telephone. She was then employed with the former Philipsburg branch of Central Pa Community Action.
Mary Lou was a member of Ss. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, Philipsburg. She was a Charter Member of her church’s Altar – Rosary Society. She was a member of the former Catholic Daughters of the Americas, Court St. Louis, #723. She also served for several years on the Philipsburg 1st. Ward election board.
Mary Lou was married on August 20, 1949, in Cumberland, Maryland, to James A. Southard, who survives of State College.
She is also survived by one daughter, Mary Ann Humm and her husband, Kenneth Brian Humm, of State College; two sons, James Stephen Southard, of Clearfield and Joseph Southard, of Middletown; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; four great-great grandchildren; and numerous other extended family members.
Mary Lou was preceded in death by a brother, Kenneth Crowley, of Houtzdale, in addition to her parents.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated on Thursday, June 6, 2019, at 10 am, at Ss. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, 400 S. 4th. Street, Philipsburg, with Rev. Joseph Staszewski, celebrant.
Visitation will be on Wednesday, June 5, 2019, from 4 to 6 pm, at the Beezer-Heath Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 719 E. Spruce Street, Philipsburg.
The recitation of the Rosary will be on Wednesday, at 4 pm, at the funeral home.
Interment will be in Philipsburg Cemetery.
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