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Mary Elizabeth Stouder obit

March 16, 2011
Fort Myers Beach Bulletin, Fort Myers Beach Observer

Mary Elizabeth Stouder?(May 31, 1925 - March 8, 2011) of 1845 Springhill Road, Warsaw, Indiana passed away on Tuesday, March 8, 2011 at Health Park Medical Center, Fort Myers at the age of 85.

She was born on May 31, 1925 in Pierceton, Indiana to Royce Galbreath and Bonnie (Kissinger) Galbreath. On April 20, 1946 she was married to Wallace E. Stouder, who preceded her in death on May 6, 2003.

Mrs. Stouder was a lifetime resident of Kosciusko County, Indiana and was a co-founder of Penguin Point Franchise Systems and served in various roles culminating in her current responsibility as Chairman of the Board of Directors. She was a graduate of Pierceton High School, Pierceton, Indiana, and member of the First United Methodist Church of Warsaw since cradle roll in 1925. She was also an associate member of Beach United Methodist Church in Fort Myers Beach as well as a member of the United Methodist Women, Wabash; Indiana Red Hat Society; Arti's Club in Wabash since 1950; Altrusa International since 1972; Charlies Angels Bridge Club in Warsaw; Warsaw Ramada Bridge Club; Duplicate Bridge Club; Warsaw Ladies Nine Hole Golf Association; Warsaw Lunch Bunch; Bay Beach Women's Club; past member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, former officer of the International Federation Club for Women; and a member of Tuesday Dramatics Club.

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Mary Elizabeth Stouder

She will be lovingly remembered by her three sons: Wes (wife Martha) Stouder (Warsaw, Indiana); Randy (wife Jane) Stouder (Warsaw, Indiana); Stan (wife Colleen) Stouder (Fort Myers Beach, Florida); one daughter: Stephanie (husband Kim) Horn (Eustis, Florida); fifteen Grandchildren, twelve Great Grandchildren; and one brother: Richard (wife Nan) Galbreath (Sebring, Florida). She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, three sisters, and one brother.

Visitation was held on Sunday, March 13, 2011 from 3 to 7 p.m. at Redpath-Fruth Funeral Home, 225 Argonne Road, Warsaw, Indiana.

Her funeral service was conducted on Monday, March 14, 2011 at 11 a.m. at First United Methodist Church, 179 S. Indiana Street, Warsaw, Indiana officiated by Pastor Toni Carmer and Pastor John B. Lowe.

Memorial donations in Mary's name can be made to the Polycystic Kidney Foundation, 8330 Ward Parkway, Suite 510, Kansas City, MO 64114-2000 or to the Salvation Army, 501 Arthur Street, Warsaw, Indiana 46580.

Online condolences may be sent through the funeral home's Web Site at



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