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Mary Lou Green

January 26, 1938 — November 29, 2020

Mary Lou Green, 82, of The Cottages in Cicero, passed away Sunday, November 29, 2020. Born to the late Dr. Roy and Edna (Winkler) Wichterman, Mary Lou was a native of Athens, Ohio. She was a 1955 graduate of Ohio University where she met her husband. She went on to pursue her graduate studies at Columbia University, spent two summers and 1 year in Turkey.

After studying abroad in Turkey, Mary Lou returned to the U.S. to teach Turkish language and culture at the University of Pennsylvania. She became an Ordained Methodist Minister in 1980 and received her Masters’ of Divinity from Lancaster Theological Seminary. Mary Lou served United Methodist churches in Elkton and North East, MD, Newark and Wilmington, DE, before retiring from Delmarva Peninsula Conference and moving to Liverpool to be closer to her family. Since retiring, Mary Lou volunteered at the Liverpool Central School District, OCM BOCES and the League of Women Voters. She enjoyed exercising at the YMCA and was a member of the Eastwood Baptist Church where she provided pulpit coverage and taught adult Sunday School classes. Mary Lou’s faith and participation in church life were very important to her.

Mary Lou is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Melissa and Gregg Kuersteiner of North Syracuse, NY; a sister, Nancy Lippert of Lynchburg OH; three grandchildren: Elise, Gabrielle "Gabi" and Thomas "Rudi"; two nieces, Julie Lippert Gray and Mary Eaton; and two nephews, Michael Lippert and Will Eaton.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Mary Lou's memory may be made to Eastwood Baptist Church, 3212 James St, Syracuse, NY 13206.

Friends may call on Saturday, December 12, from 1:00 – 2:00 PM at Eastwood Baptist Church with a Memorial Service following at 2:00 PM.
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Saturday, December 12, 2020

1:00 - 2:00pm (Eastern time)

Eastwood Baptist Church

3212 James St, Syracuse, NY 13206

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Saturday, December 12, 2020

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Eastwood Baptist Church

3212 James St, Syracuse, NY 13206

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