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Mary Lou Kothman Berning, age 73, of Minster, Ohio, passed away October 1, 2019 at Miami Valley Hospital, Dayton, Ohio.
She was born April 1, 1946 in Sidney, to the late Wilfred and Verna (Ebbing) Kothman. On October 22, 1966 she married Thomas Berning.
Mary Lou is survived by her children; Michael (Krista) Berning of Kettering, OH., Maria (Mark) Larger of Sidney, Malinda (Douglas) Pence of Medeira, OH., grandchildren; Kristian and Maggie Berning, Nichole (Alex) Lochard, Allison and Lauren Larger, Kayden and Keane Pence and great grandchild, Reese Lochard. Also surviving are siblings; Joann Brackman of Union, OH., William (Pat) Kothman of Troy, OH., Patricia (Larry) Eichhorn of Troy, OH., Mildred “Mickey” Shelley of Dayton, OH., Thomas (Rita) Kothman of Corinth, TX., Ronald (Emily) Kothman of Huber Heights, Ohio.
Her parents and brother-in-law, Cyril Brackman preceded her in death.
Mary Lou graduated from Holy Angels High School in 1964. She graduated from Good Sam School of Nursing in 1967 as an RN. She was employed at Wilson Memorial Hospital for over 35 years as an OB Nurse. She was a volunteer at Wilson Aux and FISH Community Thrift Store.
She played in the Women’s Golf League at Shelby Oaks. Mary Lou was an avid reader, loved to play cards, travel in their motor home, (winter in Florida), kayak, walk on the beach, and take boat rides at Lake Loramie.
Family and friends may visit from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Friday, October 4, 2019 at the Adams Funeral Home, 1401 Fair Road, Sidney. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, October 5, 2019 at 10:00 a.m.at Holy Angels Catholic Church with Father Andrew Hess officiating. Burial at Graceland Cemetery will be held at a later date.
Contributions may be made to FISH Community Thrift Store in Mary Lou’s memory.
On line memories may be submitted at www.theadamsfuneralhome.com