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Mary E. Hole of Darlington passed away Friday morning at Crown Pointe Senior Living in Lebanon. She was 101.
Born Jan. 30, 1917, south of Darlington, Mary was the daughter of Merritt T. Peebles and Lucinda "Lou" Lafollette Peebles. She attended High View School and graduated from Darlington High School. She married Bernard Hole, a farmer, on Feb. 12, 1939 in Crawfordsville. He passed away Oct. 7, 1975.
Mary worked at Farmers and Merchants Bank and Old Mill Run Park, and she owned and operated Rocky Ridge Golf Club, along with her sons. She was a member of the Darlington Methodist Ladies' Circle and ORHO. She enjoyed sewing, knitting, playing the organ, and games with her grandchildren. She was a wonderful cook, and she valued time with her Rocky Ridge family. She will be remembered for her sweet smile, warm hugs, infectious laugh, and sense of humor. Most of all, she cherished spending time with and loving her family.
Her family includes three sons, Gerald (Kathi) Hole, Bob (Debi) Hole and Garry (Peggy) Hole, all of Darlington; nine grandchildren, Greg (Kristina) Hole, Brian (Angela) Hole, Shelly (Bill) Kelsey, Alisa Parker, Michael Hole, Susannah (T.J.) Hinds, Jenny Hole, Mandy (Rocky) Barlow and Kyle Hole; 14 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her son, Garry.
Visitation will be 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 21 at Burkhart Funeral Home, Crawfordsville. Services will begin at 2 p.m., led by Pastor Mike Parks. Burial will follow at Greenlawn Cemetery in Darlington.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Darlington Forever, P.O. Box 187, Darlington, IN 47940. Online condolences may be made at www.BurkhartFH.com.
Published on February 19, 2018
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