Mary Lou Nusbaumer, 95, formerly of Keystone, passed away peacefully Wednesday morning, June 6, 2018, at Christian Care Retirement Community in Bluffton.

Mary Lou was born in Wells County July 9, 1922, to Charlie and Fern Roll Thomas.

She married Kenneth E. Nusbaumer in Wells County Jan. 27, 1945: he preceded her in death Oct. 27, 2009.

Mary Lou was a homemaker, and along with her husband, they operated the family farm together for more than 60 years. She was a lifelong member of the Chester Center Church, where she played piano up until her 91st birthday. Most of all, she enjoyed gardening, cross-stitch, and cooking and being a homemaker to her family.

Survivors include three daughters, Marlene (Jim) Hoag, of Craigville; Carol Lugar, of Bluffton, Linda (Carl) Marvic, of Cincinnati, Ohio; a son, Darrel (Debbie) Nusbaumer, of Bluffton; 11 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren; and brother, James Roll Thomas, of Payson, Ariz.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a son, G. Lamoine Nusbaumer; two sisters, Jane Ann Carnall and Peggy Jean Nelson; and a grandson, Kenneth Eugene Lugar.

Visitation will be Friday, June 8, from 2 to 7 p.m. at Goodwin – Cale & Harnish Memorial Chapel. Services will be held Saturday, June 9, at 10:30 a.m., at the funeral home, with one hour of visitation prior to the service at the chapel. Burial will follow at the Stahl Cemetery, Wells County.

Memorial contributions may be given to donor’s choice.