Mary Lou McKeon, age 85 of Fernandina Beach, Florida passed away on Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at Osprey Village.
Born in Macksburg, Iowa, she was one of three children born to the late Ova G. Wallace and Mary Oreen Eyerly. Mary Lou grew up on a farm in Iowa and graduated from Macksburg High School where she played basketball. For most of her life she worked as a secretary for the military in different parts of the United States and abroad. In recent years, Mary Lou lived in Colorado Springs, Colorado before settling in Fernandina Beach to be closer to her granddaughter Christina.
She was known as a very sweet and kind person yet independent and strong willed. She enjoyed attending her great-grandson’s baseball games even in the hot summer months. Mary Lou had an impressive Hummingbird collection and she loved to crochet Christmas stockings, doilies and afghans to give as gifts to her loved ones. She enjoyed watching NASCAR, Denver Broncos Football, going to the beach and fresh water fishing at Farish Lake with her husband when she lived in Colorado. Mary Lou’s can-do independent spirit gained her the title of ‘Rock Star” at Anytime Fitness where she worked out 3 days a week.
She is preceded in death by her parents, brothers, Melvin Wallace, Gene Wallace; husband, Daniel J. McKeon and former husband, James V. Dolson.
She leaves behind her children, Gayle Evans of Westfield, Indiana, Lori Dolson of Glendale, Arizona, David Dolson and his wife Cathy of Villa Rica, Georgia; grandchildren, Christina McLaughlin and her husband Clint of Yulee, Florida, Bryan Evans and his wife Rachel of Westfield, Indiana, Amanda Sullivan and her husband Michael of Rockmart, Georgia, Neal Evans and his wife Jill Van Gee of Sunnyvale, California, Lisa Dolson and her husband Jonas Köhne of Berlin, Germany, Leslie Hill and her husband Chris of Westfield, Indiana, Ryan Dolson of Temple, Georgia; great-grand children, Dylan King, Caroline Evans, Jake Hill, Kennedy Howard, Alexandra Hill, Luke Sullivan, Kaelyn Dolson and Eleanor Köhne.
Services to remember her life will be at 2:00 pm on Saturday, April 27, 2019 at Osprey Village Retreat on Amelia Island, Florida.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to Community Hospice of N.E. Florida, 4266 Sunbeam Road, Jacksonville, Florida 32257