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Mary T Muldoon, 89, of Walkerton, IN passed away Saturday, March 2, 2019 at the home of her daughter, with family at the bedside. She was born on January 19, 1930 in Loretto, MI to the late Maurice C. and Ida (Tinti) Smith. On September 20, 1947 in Mishawaka, IN, she was united in marriage to Paul J “Bud” Muldoon who preceded her in death on January 18, 2012. They were married for 64 glorious years. She often shared with her family that she thanked God for him. Their steadfast and loving commitment to each other has been an inspiration to their children and grandchildren.
Mary is survived by her children, John Muldoon of South Bend, IN, James Muldoon of Fishers, IN, Kathleen (Tom) Fox of Walkerton, IN, Debra (Joe) Johnson of Granger, IN, MaryLou (John) Baulo of Boca Raton, FL and Joseph (Lee Ann) Muldoon of Indianapolis, IN; twelve grandchildren: Shannon Doyle, Erin Thompson, Daniel Fox, Adam Johnson, Rachel Sheeley, Anthony, Mandee and Angela Baulo and Katelyn, Paul, Andrew and Sarah Muldoon: as well as 16 great grandchildren and one brother, Clem (Peggy) Smith of Elkhart, IN. She was preceded in death by brothers Bob and Don Smith.
Bud and Mary greatly enjoyed US travel and antiquing for 20 years in their motor home. They shared many memories made as part of the Gypsy Rovers.
Mary’s natural artistic ability was always being explored as she dabbled in painting, sculpting, cloisonné, and more. She could be found stitching yo-yos and making them into a variety of art. Her children have a cherished collection of unique jewelry trees and wall decorations that she created each year.
Mary was a long time caregiver for hospice patients. She felt it was a special honor to be able to love and comfort people respectfully at the end of their life. Mary and Paul also benefited from the care of Hospice at the ends of their lives.
A “Celebration of Life” service for Mary will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, March 22, 2019 at Northside Baptist Church, 53198 County Road 9, Elkhart, IN. Mary’s grandson Pastor Daniel Fox will officiate. Friends may visit with the family from 4:00-7:00 p.m. Thursday at Palmer Funeral Home-Guisinger Chapel, 3718 S. Michigan St. South Bend, IN Interment will take place at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, Osceola, IN at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be offered to Hospice Foundation, 501 Comfort Place, Mishawaka, IN 46545 or a Charity of the Donor's Choice. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.palmerfuneralhomes.com
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