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MaryLou Easterling, 88, went home to be with the Lord on July 20, 2019. She was born in Akron, Ohio on July 24, 1930 to the late Cloaten and Virgie Lowe. She was an avid sports fan and obsessed with Ohio State, the Cleveland Indians and Browns, and all grandchildren’s events. MaryLou enjoyed cooking and was frequently requested to make chicken and dumplings, soup beans, cornbread and fried potatoes.
MaryLou was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, Kenny; daughter, Linda Sue Bassett; and sister, Justine Burklow.
She is survived by her daughter, Patricia (Larry) Cooper; son-in-law, Bruce Bassett Sr.; grandchildren, Bruce (Shelli) Bassett, Jr., Jodi (Timothy) Wagner, Russell (Kimberlee) Bassett, Brian (Barbie) Jaggers, Kim Bartoe, Kevin (Vicky) Cooper and Keith (Barb) Cooper; 16 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great grandsons; brother, Rex (Ann) Lowe Sr.; and many wonderful family and friends.
Friends may call at Bacher Funeral Home, 3250 Greenwich Rd., Norton, on Tuesday July 23, 2019 from 4 to 7 p.m., where a funeral service will be held on Wednesday, July 24, 2019 beginning at 11 a.m., with visitation one hour prior. Pastor Dwight Strickland officiating.
Interment will be held at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery at 1:15 p.m.
A candle was lit in memory of MaryLou Easterling
Greg Easterling Jul 23 2019 12:00 AM
A GARDEN PATH was ordered on July 22, 2019
Expression of Sympathy Jul 22 2019 12:00 AM
Easterling family and Rex Lowe,
I well remember MaryLou from my childhood. My parents left me with the Lowe family while they went to Pennsylvania to have my grandmothers funeral. They were friends with Virgie and Cloaten Lowe, after they had moved to Ohio. I am sure I was under their feet, as most young boys would be, but they made me feel like they were my older sisters. I also was a friend of Rex Lowe, and followed him attending the same university. I served the Akron Baptist Temple for 21 years as a Minister of Music. We now live in North Carolina, and I want your family to know that we will be praying for your family during this time. We sing a song ,"Heaven's Sounding Sweeter all the Time," and this is now reality for the Easterling family.
Dr. Larry and Hazel Hess Jul 21 2019 12:00 AM