OWENSVILLE — Mary Lou (Compton) Straw, 90, of Owensville, passed away Friday, Aug. 23, 2019, at her home.

She was born May 1, 1929, in Owensville, to Lewis and Lula (Caldwell) Compton.

Mary married Elvis O. Straw in 1946, they were married for 42 years before his passing. She retired from Gibson General Hospital after 30 years of services in housekeeping. Mary was known for her hard work, delicious cooking, quick wit, and saying what she thought. She enjoyed reading and always keeping her house spotless.

Mary is proceeded in death by her parents Lewis and Lula Compton; husband Elvis Straw; son Michael Ray Straw; son-in-law Ralph Wade; siblings Catherine Moore, Charles Compton, and Loren Compton; grandson-in-law Junior Klusmeier; and great-great-grandson Curtis Robinson.

She is survived by her daughters Linda Wade and Janet (Gary) Jones; daughter-in-law Debbie Baker; sister Judy Sharp; eight grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and 10 great-great-grandchildren.

Holder’s Funeral Home is honored and privileged to be entrusted with the care of Mrs. Straw. Graveside services will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019, at Owensville Cemetery with Jack Dillion officiating.

The family would like to give a special thank you to Jayne Deal and Kameron Wade for all of their help.

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