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Mary L. Ginder

November 26, 1928 ~ May 26, 2020 (age 91)

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Butler:  Mary Louise Ginder, 91, died Tuesday, May 26, 2020 at Laurels of DeKalb in Butler.  She was born November 26, 1928 in Syracuse, IN to the late Donovan and Marie (Bailey) Strock.  She graduated from Garrett High School Class of 1946.  On May 21, 1949 she was united in marriage to Robert D. Ginder at the Auburn Church of Christ and he preceded her in death on October 21, 2005.  Mary was a long time employee of Dr. Miller’s office in Butler for 18 years and a full time housewife  She was a member of the Butler United Methodist Church, over 50 year member of the Butler/Spencerville Eastern Star, she was the first women to become a member of the Butler City Council, past President of the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary Post #202, and a former member of the  Butler Fireman’s Auxiliary.


Surviving are three sons; Kerry (Dana) Ginder of Auburn, Kip (Kristy) Ginder of Eustis, FL. and Kris (Wendy) Ginder of Butler and four daughters; Kathie (Leo) Clay of Sturgis, MI., Kay Rowlison of Mesa, AZ., Kenda (Rick) Kimmel of Spencerville and Kelli (Greg) Kenner of Lagrange, IN. Also surviving are 12 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren, one brother; Kenneth (Jean) Strock of Edgerton, OH.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Robert, one  son-in-law; Jack Rowlison, one sister; Evelyn Fisher and five brothers;  Donovan “Red” Strock, Ernest Strock, George Strock, Fred Strock and Bob Strock.


Services will be held at 1:05 pm. Tuesday, June 2, 2020 at H.E. Johnson & Sons Funeral Home, 212 N. Broadway, Butler with Rev. D.V. Dillinger of the Newville Church of Christ officiating.  Burial will follow in the Butler Cemetery.

Visitation will be held from 4 –7 pm. on Monday, June 1, 2020 at the funeral home.

As we will be practicing social distancing and other guidelines set forth by the Indiana State Board of Health during COVID-19, we request and thank you for your cooperation.


 Family request memorials be given in memory of Mary L. Ginder to: DeKalb County Humane Society/Shelter, 5221 US-6, Butler, IN 46721.


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June 1, 2020

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
H.E. Johnson & Sons Funeral Home
212 N. Broadway
Butler, IN 46721

Funeral Service
June 2, 2020

1:05 PM
H.E. Johnson & Sons Funeral Home
212 N. Broadway
Butler, IN 46721


DeKalb County Humane Society/Shelter
5221 US Highway 6, Butler IN 46721

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