Mary Louise Rader, 92, gained her angel wings on September 3rd, 2021. Mary was the 6th of 8 children born to Richard Joel and Myrtle Rader. She was saved at a young age, where she and her family attended church, Bridger’s Methodist. Mary lived in Bean Station, Tn, but was born and raised in Morristown, Tn.
After high school, where she played basketball and earned the nickname “Mean Mary” on the court, she went to work for The Coca Cola Bottling Company. She worked there for 42 years.
Mary loved family, was an avid flower gardener, as a matter of fact, she gardened up into her mid-80’s. She was bird watcher & wildlife conservationist, and loved to watch television; especially westerns and Martha Stewart.
She had several friends and relatives who made sure she had all the love and attention she needed. Thank you to Wendy Bubp, Libby Lum, Cindy Rader, Dana & Ron Moreland, Charli Curry, Debbie Smith & Our Avalon Hospice Angels.
She was preceded in death by her father, Richard Joel Rader; mother, Myrtle Roberson Rader; Sisters, Edna Rader; Georgia Rader; Virginia Rader Cole and Hazel Rader Briscoe; Brothers, James Rader; and Bill Rader; nephews, John Baxter, Jim Baxter.
She is survived by her brother, Bob (Katherine) Rader; and Nephews, Richard Baxter; Richard Joel Rader; James (Laura) Rader; Nieces, Elizabeth Baxter Ellis; Cindy Rader; and many great nephews and nieces.
Graveside services will be Tuesday September 7th, 11am in Bethesda Cemetery with Chaplain Kelly Reed officiating. Music will be provided by Wendy Bubp.
In lieu of flowers, donation in her honor may be made to A.L.P.S. or M.A.T.S.
Allen Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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