Mary Lou Ankele was born in 1930 and died April 1, 2020. She made her home in Pennsylvania, Michigan, Florida, Georgia and finally, in Texas. She was married to William P. Ankele, Sr. (pre-deceased her in 2014) and is survived by her four children: William P. Ankele, Jr. (Karen), Douglas J. Ankele (Jackie), David L. Ankele and Diane Ankele-Quinn (Douglas) as well as grandchildren….Lex Ankele, Carter Ankele and Amanda Ankele. Her grandchild, Shannon Bailey, pre-deceased her in 2016. She is also survived by younger siblings including a sister, Delores Weed and a brother, John Studnicky.
Mary Lou was a true force of nature who throughout her life promoted ongoing education and continued learning. She possessed four Masters Degrees from various universities in Michigan – all achieved while raising a family and working in her most treasured positions in the Farmington School District (teacher through to administration).
Mary Lou will be buried with her husband in the Greenwich Cemetery section of the Bonaventure Cemetery in Savannah, Georgia next to her grand-daughter (gravesites 34 and 36). “Loved with a love beyond all feeling, missed with a grief beyond all tears.”