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Mary Lois (Anderson) Rotruck

February 2, 1929 ~ May 10, 2014 (age 85)

Mary “Lois” Anderson Rotruck

Mrs. Mary “Lois” Anderson Rotruck, 85, passed away on May 10, 2014 at her Reynolds Plantation home after a long illness. Born in Oconee County on February 2, 1929, she was the daughter of the late Edward Cohen Speer Anderson and Ivey Elberta Delk Anderson. She was preceded in death by her son Alan B. Rotruck, sister Doris Garrison, and brothers Jerome S. Anderson and H. Cohen Anderson. She was a member of Athens High Class of 1946 and played on the girls’ basketball team. Also, she was one of the many secret nieces/nephews of the famous Athens High English teacher, “Miss Ruby” Anderson. She worked at Drury’s Pharmacy in Athens, then for many businesses in the Atlanta Metro area (before, and between, having babies); including Sears, Roebuck, Keelin Press, Ennis Printing Company, and eventually retiring from DeKalb’s Rowland Elementary school staff. She was a member of First Methodist Church of Greensboro, GA, the Nelson Circle, and a frequent volunteer for most anything.

Lois and Gene moved to the Lake Oconee area from Stone Mountain in 1991. Lois, as all friends knew her, loved family, church, people, and bridge – in that order. She never met a stranger, and her wiles were instrumental in getting many visitors to become members of - Reynolds Plantation, her church, and the many bridge groups she loved. She was a member of the Eatonton Duplicate Bridge Club, various Reynolds Bridge groups, Harbor Club bridge group, and was a Silver Life Master in the American Contract Bridge League. Also, she could seldom resist filling in when a fourth was needed – anywhere, anytime.   

Survivors include her husband of nearly 66 years, Eugene (Gene) C. Rotruck; 2 sons - Larry Rotruck (Joni) and Mark Rotruck (Donna); daughters Laura Bowden (Jeff) and Amy Boggess (Joe); brother Douglas D. Anderson and Elizabeth Darden; 4 sisters Edna Wree (George) of Ypsilanti, MI; Marge Garrett of Greensboro, GA; Martha Kate Burger (Frank) of Athens, GA; and Virginia Thompson of Loganville, GA. She is also survived by 10 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, grand, and great-grand nieces and nephews. A number of cousins also survive.

A memorial service will be held at 3 PM on Monday, May 19, at the North Campus of  FUMC/Greensboro, 202 West Broad Street, Rev.’s  Richard Chewning and Mike Morgan officiating. The family will receive friends in the Family Life Center after the service.

In lieu of flowers, any donations should be made to the First United Methodist Church of Greensboro, 202 W. Broad Street, Greensboro, GA Building Fund.  McCommons Funeral Home, 109 W. Broad St., Greensboro, GA, (706) 453-2626, is in charge of arrangements. Visit us at www.mccommonsfuneralhome.com to sign the online guest register.

 

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