Mary S. Klein, age 100, of Lombard

Written by Brust Funeral Home on May 8th, 2019

Klein, Mary webMARY S. KLEIN, nee Suderow, age 100, of Lombard, passed away May 7, 2019.

Mary was born May 13, 1918 in Canal Fulton, Ohio.  She graduated from Kent State University with a degree in business education and later earned a master’s degree in education from the University of Pittsburgh.  She taught in Canton, Ohio, and East Leyden High School in Franklin Park over a period of 30 years.

Mary moved to Lombard in 1956 and lived in the same house for 63 years.

Mary belonged to Holy Trinity Lutheran Church for 59 years, where she was a lector reader, a member of the altar guild, as well as a member of Faith Women’s Circle.

A life-long voracious reader, Mary also belonged to the book discussion group at Helen Plum Library for many years.

At age 70, Mary took bridge lessons at the Lombard Senior Center and continued to play for over 25 years.  An enthusiastic world traveler, Mary had been to over 62 countries and islands around the world with her daughter.

Mary always enjoyed music, history, politics, and sports.  She played tennis, cross country skied, and enjoyed bike riding on the Prairie Path for many years.

Mary was married for almost 41 years to Sheldon D. Klein, an attorney.  She is survived by her son, Edwin, a retired math professor, her daughter, Glenda, a retired school social worker, and her son-in-law, Sunil, a retired senior systems analyst.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, May 22 from 10:00 AM until time of funeral at 11:00 AM at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 350 East Madison Street, Lombard.  Interment will be at Mt. Emblem Cemetery, Elmhurst, Illinois.

Memorials to Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 350 East Madison Street, Lombard, Illinois 60148 would be appreciated.

 

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