Mary McCann

October 21, 1935 - May 21, 2019

Mary Louise (Cummins) McCann, 83, passed away Tuesday May 21, 2019, surrounded by loved ones at Brown County Health and Living, in Nashville, Indiana. Mary Lou was born on October 21, 1935 in Indianapolis, Indiana to the late Laurence G. and Evelyn L. Cummins.  She married John F. “Jack” McCann, Jr. May 25, 1963, he proceeded her in death on December 29, 2018.

Mary Lou grew up in Indianapolis, Indiana and attended St. Thomas Aquinas and St. Joan of Arc grade schools, graduated from St. Agnes Academy, and attended Marion College. She taught school at St. Marks and Immaculate Heart, worked at Grain Dealers as a secretary to the V.P., worked as secretary at Reilly Tar & Chemical, also Penney’s and L.S. Ayres in the secretary pool. Mary Lou also worked for Jack at his Law Office and she worked for Top It Off and Sparkle Plenty in Nashville, Indiana.

She met the love of her life John F. “Jack” McCann in the elevator of L.S. Ayres, and from then on, they were inseparable. Mary Lou enjoyed being a mother to her children and grandchildren, she was a volunteer with Girl Scouts of America, volunteered at St. Agnes Catholic Church, she was quite active in Democratic politics running for Trustee in 2014, volunteered with Mothers Cupboard and walked dogs at the Brown Co. Humane Society. She also enjoyed the 4-H Fair, bowling, quilting, sewing, reading, history, and gardening.

Mary Lou was the oldest of seven children. She was proceeded in death by her parents; and sisters, Johanna Cummins, Eleanor Catherine Cummins, and Patricia Antoinette (Tommy) Hutsell. Her three brothers survive her, Laurence G. (DeAnna) Cummins lll of Texas, Michael F. (Irene) Cummins of Missouri, and Thomas C. Cummins of Terre Haute.

Mary Lou is survived by her three children, Mary Catherine (Barry) Bose of Morgantown, John Patrick (Lanie) McCann of Greenwood, Ann Marie (Todd Baker) of Nashville; grandsons, Kevin R. Hall, Jacob D. Hall, Steven P. McCann, Sean P. McCann; great-grandchildren, Isaac Nash, Naomi June Hall, and Lilliana Grace McCann; and many nieces and nephews.

A celebration of Life will be May 29, 2019 at St. Agnes Church in Nashville, with a gathering from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. followed by a Mass at 11:00 a.m. for Mary Lou McCann.

Memorial Contributions may be made to:

St. Vincent DePaul Society of Brown County

P. O. Box 557, Nashville, Indiana 47448

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