Mary I. (Haupt) Claypool, 93, of Covington, passed away Friday May 20, 2016 at Franciscan St. Elizabeth Hospital in Crawfordsville, IN.
Mrs. Claypool was born April 23, 1923 in Paris, Illinois the daughter of George W. and Mina (Berg) Haupt. She married Lowell Richard Claypool April 1, 1941 in Oakwood, IL; they first moved to Covington in 1955 and he preceded her in death on November 15, 1991.
She is also preceded in death by two grandsons, Monte Ray Rogers and Robert Hyde Jr.; and three sisters, Dorothy, Billie & Ann.
Surviving family include four daughters and nine grandchildren, Julia Ragan, Plano TX; her children Tim (Cathy) Rodgers, Scott (Sonna) Rodgers, Dana Romero, Sherry (Chuck) Marks; Georgia (Terry) Findlay, Covington IN; her children, Brian (Tricia) Hargan, Tracie (Brad) Minnick; Dotty Martin, Covington IN; her children, Bret (Angela) Alexander, Troy (fiance’ Jennifer Bonner) Alexander, Tyler (Heather) Martin; Linda Claypool, Covington IN; numerous great-grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, and one great-great-great grandchild.
Mary had been employed for GE in Danville IL for 29 years, retiring in 1981; prior to GE she had been employed at the Godford Shoe Factory in Paris IL. She was a long time member of the First Baptist Church in Covington. She was a great cook and was well known for her angel food cakes, pies, and noodles. She had won the Apple Pie Baking contest at the Covington Apple Fest three years running, causing them to discontinue the pie contest. Mary will be remembered for the love and compassion she always had for others, and often placed the needs of others before her own. Most of all she loved and enjoyed her grandchildren.
Funeral service will be 3:00 PM (EDT) Wednesday May 25, 2016 at First Baptist Church 518 5th Street Covington IN with Pastors Joe Humrichous, Andy Harkleroad and Mike Hohenstein officiating. Visitation will be 4:00 – 8:00 PM (EDT) Tuesday May 24, 2016 at the church. Burial will follow service at Mt Hope Cemetery in Covington. Memorial contributions may be given to First Baptist Church or Covington Christian School. Online condolences at www.dickersonfuneralhome.com