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MISSION/PALMHURST - Mary Lou Abrams died Wednesday, July 13, 2011 at Comfort House in McAllen. She was born to John Earl and Lena Mae Daily in Morgan County, Indiana on September 4, 1916.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husbands, Herold Wayne Hauk and James Abrams; son, Phillip Ray Hauk; grandsons, Jeff Hauk and Brad Flora; and a sister Martha Ellen.
Surviving Mrs. Abrams are her children, Jane Hauk Garza of Mission, Lawrence Hauk of Bloomington, Indiana, and Arthur Gerald Hauk of Greenwood, IN; sisters, Jean Earley of Lawton, Oklahoma and Virginia Childress of Greencastle, IN; nine grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, and five great-great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Abrams graduated from Spencer High School, Spencer, Indiana. Upon marrying her first husband, Herold Hauk, they worked on the family farm. After he became ill, she later worked as a waitress, and eventually went into the legal field working for her brother-in- law, Austin Childress, the Owen County Prosecutor and later judge of the Owen County Circuit Court in Spencer, Indiana as a court reporter. She then went on to become an assistant reporter of the Supreme and Appellate Courts of Indiana, which was followed by jobs during the legislative sessions in the Indiana State Senate. After moving to the Valley she became a tax, insurance and real estate specialist for the trust department of the McAllen State Bank.
A funeral service was held July 16 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, Mission, with burial at the San Jose Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Brent Garza, Bradley Garza, Brian Garza, Brandon Garza, Corbin Garza and Candace Gleaton. Honorary pallbearers were Pam Sheese, Brandi Schemenauers, Tim Hauk , Kevin Hauk, Evelin Meinck, Derek Hauk, Victoria Ujueta, Brooke Ray, Linsey and Jordynn Garza.
The family requested memorial donations be made to Comfort House or Beyamar Hospice in McAllen.
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