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Mary Lou HornockerPassing: June 13, 2020


Cresthaven Memory Gardens

Graveside Service

Wednesday, Jun 17th @ 1:30 p.m.


Chastain Funeral Home

Tuesday, June 16th @ 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.


Cresthaven Memory Gardens

Wednesday, June 17th @ 1:30 p.m.

MITCHELL – Mary Lou Hornocker, 71, went home to be with the Lord Saturday, June 13, 2020, at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital.

Born November 3, 1948, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of John William “Bill” and Mildred Marie (Clipp) Suddarth.  She married James William “Jim” Hornocker, Jr. May 17, 2011, and he preceded her in death April 30, 2020.

Mary Lou owned and operated her own beauty shop, was office manager for a doctor’s office in Mitchell for 25 years, and for 20 years was a Lawrence County Sheriff’s Department dispatcher.  She worked part time for the Mitchell Police Department and currently was working for the Orange County Sheriff’s Department.  Mary Lou graduated from Mitchell High School in 1966 and from the School of Cosmetology.

Mary Lou was a member of Tri County Antique Tractor Association, collected Farmall tractors, and was a founding member of Todays Homemakers Club.  She enjoyed going to drag races and being on the lake when her kids were younger, and making flower arrangements with her friend, Jean Waldbieser.  Mary Lou loved crocheting, Elvis Presley, and all of her jobs, especially law enforcement.  After she retired, she enjoyed going to horse races and casinos with her husband, Jim.  She was a devoted mother, and when grandkids came along, she became a devoted Mammie.  Her world revolved around her grandkids.

Cassie (Paul) Terry of Orleans
Dustin Roberts of Mitchell
Kyle Roberts of Mitchell
Miranda (Eric) Terry of Bloomington
Megan Terry of Orleans
Emma Roberts of Mitchell
Dylan Roberts of New Palestine
Brennan (Leslie) Winkler of Mitchell
two great grandchildren
Steve (Debbie) Suddarth of Orleans
Scott (Karen) Suddarth of Orleans

Her parents; husband; and infant sister, Shirley Marie Suddarth, preceded her in death.

Graveside service will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 17, at Cresthaven Memory Gardens with Yancy Unger officiating.

The family will receive friends from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Tuesday at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center.

Memorial Gifts:  Spring Mill Fraternal Order of Police No.172

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32 Guest Comments

  1. Guest: Vivian McKnight | http://Salem
    Date: June 21, 2020
    So sorry to read about Mary Lou. I always enjoyed working with her @ Washington County Memorial Hospital. She was a hoot. She also cut my hair for a time. I know she will be missed. Take care. Blessings. Vivian
  2. Guest: Anita Holt Browne | http://Savannah GA
    Date: June 18, 2020
    This article was so Mary Lou. She was a sweet lady. Sorry to hear the news. I know how it hurts to lose a Mom. May God Bless Anita Holt Browne
  3. Guest: Shelly Myers Cooper | http://Mitchell, IN
    Date: June 18, 2020
    I still can’t believe she’s gone......we talked every few days, if not every day. She kept me grounded, always made me laugh, always felt happier after talking with her.....she was so funny. Such a great lady, she will be so dearly missed.....my heart is broken. My prayers for her family and especially her kids! I’m here anytime any of you want to talk, or reminisce and share all of our wonderful memories of her....love you all.
  4. Guest: TERESA SAUNDERS | http://BEDFORD
    Date: June 18, 2020
    This breaks my heart. Mary Lou was a precious friend I was honored to have from when she worked for Odulios for years. Cassie and Dustin, she loved you both so much - we had many conversations about how precious you were to her. Lost track of her over the years but every once in a while we would talk and catch up. She was a special person.
  5. Guest: Nanette Chastain | http://Cincinnati
    Date: June 16, 2020
    To all our family members...In our family of 10 cousins, there were only 3 girls and Mary Lou was the cousin closest to my age as she was born only 7 months before I was. I have so many good memories of times spent with Mary Lou, especially when we were kids. It's hard to imagine the world without her. I wish Don and I could be there for her visitation and service and to give you all a hug, but we cannot currently travel. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you as you honor her life. Love, Nanette
  6. Guest: Garland Eubank | http://Paoli
    Date: June 16, 2020
    Cass,Dustin and Kyle....so sorry to you and the rest of the family.It is a great loss of an awesome lady.Going to miss all her spunk and fire.If I needed to be cheered up or a good laugh,Marylou was always the one that could do it.Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers.Sending love.
  7. Guest: Ron and Gail Henson | http://Bedford, IN
    Date: June 16, 2020
    So sorry for your family loss yet know that Heaven gained an amazing lady. She did her best to fight to stay here yet her body was tired and needed to rest. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family during this time of healing broken hearts. May God wrap His loving arms around you and carry you through this valley. We are here to support you/family. Love to all
  8. Guest: Judy Stevens | http://Mitchell, Indiana
    Date: June 16, 2020
    Cassie & family - thoughts & prayers are with you at this sad time of loosing your Mom.. May The Good Lord give you peace and hold you in His Loving Hands of comfort..
  9. Guest: Karen A Hattabaugh | http://Bedford
    Date: June 15, 2020
    Cassie I remembered your sweet Mom crocthed a baby blanket for Branden when he was born. One special lady. I still have it. Praying for all of you.
  10. Guest: Ashley Burton | http://Bloomington, In
    Date: June 15, 2020
    Kyle and family, My Deepest Condolences. You will certainly be in my prayers. I have many fond memories of Mary Lou growing up as a child. I pray you all may find peace and comfort during this time. To Kyle, My heart is with you. Sending you much love, my Friend. Memory Eternal!
  11. Guest: Sherry Smith Tabor | http://Salem
    Date: June 15, 2020
    Marylou When I was a kid you became my sister in law you would always fix my hair. One time a perm I looked like Shirley temple. You were always good to me. You never changed. Always the same always joking around. Cassie Megan Miranda and all the family. Praying for you all. Think and remember the good memories.
  12. Guest: Larry Case | http://Sarasota, Fl
    Date: June 15, 2020
    She was a great lady. So sorry.
  13. Guest: Bill and Kathy jones | http://Mitchell Indiana
    Date: June 15, 2020
    So sorry for your loss. 😥
  14. Guest: Paula Greathouse Paulk | http://Bloomington Indiana
    Date: June 15, 2020
    I am absolutely heartbroken at the loss of my dear friend Mary Lou. So many years of friendship. Kim and I send our sincere condolences to Cassie, Dustin and Kyle as well as her precious grandchildren she loved dearly. We pray for your comfort and strength now and in the days and weeks to come. Rest In Peace my friend.
  15. Guest: Hannah Kauffman | http://Manhattan, KS
    Date: June 15, 2020
    You were a heck of a woman. Rest in peace, Mary Lou. Love you so much. ♥
  16. Guest: Patty Cottengain | http://Orleans IN
    Date: June 15, 2020
    I'm so sorry for your loss.
  17. Guest: Kevin Pemberton | http://Mitchell, in. 47446
    Date: June 15, 2020
    I am so sorry of Mary Lou passing I remember her first from Dr. odulios office and know all the kids very well. If there is anything I can do I will
  18. Guest: Terri Briscie | http://Bedford, IN
    Date: June 15, 2020
    My thoughts & prayers to her family & friends. Meagan I am thinking of you. Love to all Nana
  19. Guest: Alan Bocock | http://Mitchell IN
    Date: June 14, 2020
    Was a year ahead of her in school but remember her most from Dr Odulio’s office
  20. Guest: Phyllis Watterson Mundy | http://Mitchell, IN
    Date: June 14, 2020
    Mary Lou was a classmate of mine. Sorry for your loss.
  21. Guest: Bridget Hagy | http://Federal Way, WA
    Date: June 14, 2020
    I am lost for words and my heart is broken. I am trying hard to workout a way to get there but not sure I can fly out of Seattle before Wednesday night. I’ll do my best! But if I make it or don’t, I’m sending all the loving vibes your way. So sorry for your loss! Love to you all...
  22. Guest: Elaine Lagenour ( korki TINCHER mhs 68) | http://BEDFORD
    Date: June 14, 2020
    So sorry to hear . Bless everyone. She was a good person
  23. Guest: Nancy Lackey Strunk | http://Oolitic In
    Date: June 14, 2020
    So sorry Cassie for loss of your mother prayers for you and your family
  24. Guest: Susie Patton | http://Sarasota, Fla
    Date: June 14, 2020
    I am so sorry Cassie for the loss of your mom .
  25. Guest: Angela Stalker | http://Bedford, Indiana
    Date: June 14, 2020
    Cassie, my thoughts are with you and the girls! Marylou was simply the best! Hugs to your family.
  26. Guest: Suzi Connell Wilson | http://Bedford Indiana
    Date: June 14, 2020
    I am so very sorry for your loss. Mary Lou was very special. She will be missed.
  27. Guest: Rachel Goldsberry | http://Mitchell, IN
    Date: June 14, 2020
    Cassie & girls, you all know how very much this woman meant to me. I loved her as so much more than the friend she truly was...I loved her like a surrogate momma. I am truly and deeply saddened by the passing of such an amazing person. I have been blessed to have had her in my life for as long as I have. She will be missed. Fly high momma M...give my mama all my love and hugs. ❤ Love- Rachel
  28. Guest: Tonya Stroud | http://Bloomfield, IN
    Date: June 14, 2020
    So sorry to hear of this sweet lady’s passing. My thoughts and prayers go to Cassie and all the kids. She was always my buddy and I will always remember the good laughs we shared.
  29. Guest: Jessica Wheeler | http://Orleans Indiana
    Date: June 14, 2020
    She met my daughter lyla a few months ago an we sit and talked forever it seemed .she was a wonderful woman an will be deeply missed ...prayers are with the family ...
  30. Guest: Robin Wilson | http://Huron, In
    Date: June 14, 2020
    I always enjoyed our talks and our laughs mostly about Jim. :-) She will be so missed. We all loved our Mary Lou. To her Children and Grandchildren, my heart is heavy for you and you will all be in my prayers. May the Lord give you all comfort and peace. Cherish those wonderful memories... ♡
  31. Guest: Larry and Connie Smith | http://Mitchell, IN
    Date: June 14, 2020
    Cassie, Dustin, Kyle, Steve and Scott, so sorry for the loss of your mom and sister and my lifelong friend. Thoughts and prayers are with you.
  32. Guest: Bobbetta L Robertson | http://Mitchell
    Date: June 14, 2020
    was a friend of her daughter cassie