Mary Louise Crooks Lane was born April 1, 1942, the daughter of the late Ralph Crooks and Ondine Richards Crooks in Graves County, KY. She graduated from Symsonia High School in 1960. At the young age of 17, she married Kenneth Ray Lane during a March blizzard. After several moves, due to Kenneth’s Army assignments, they settled in Charlotte, NC where they raised their family. Mary retired from First Union National Bank in 2001.
After retirement, they relocated back to Paducah to be near their families. Mary was a founding member of Westside Church of Christ in Charlotte, NC (now Mountain Island Church of Christ) and Broadway Church of Christ in Paducah, KY she enjoyed many outings with the Senior Seekers Ministry. She was an avid lover of flowers and gardening, and was also a talented seamstress.
Mary is survived by her husband of 58 years, Kenneth Ray Lane; one son, Michael (Beth) Lane of Paducah, KY; two daughters, Michelle Lane (Adam) Plavocos of Belmont, NC and Marcella Lane (James) McCachren of Roanoke Rapids, NC; six grandchildren that she was very proud of: Tyler Potter of Columbia, SC, Madison and Ryan Lane of Paducah, KY, Ana Plavocos of Belmont, NC and William and Benjamin McCachren of Roanoke Rapids, NC. Mary is survived by one aunt, Annie Richards Thomas of Henderson, TN; one sister, Rosa Lee Crooks (Herbert) Banks of Paducah, KY; one brother, Gene (Linda) Cosby of Richmond, KY; and a special cousin Joyce (Joe) McManus. Mary was blessed with many great nieces and nephews in addition several great neighbors, especially Donnie and Doris.
Preceding in death were her parents and son-in-law William “Billy” Potter.
Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, February 11, 2019 at the Lone Oak Chapel of Milner & Orr Funeral Home with Minister Andy Clausen officiating. Burial will follow at Woodlawn Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be held Sunday, February 10, 2019 from 5:00-8:00 p.m. at the Lone Oak Chapel of Milner & Orr Funeral Home. Serving as Pallbearers with be Tyler Potter, Ryan Lane, David Wayne Bottoms, John Bottoms, Mike Brewer and Darrell Brookshire.
Expression of sympathy may be made to American Cancer Society, 952 Fairview Drive, Suite 4, Bowling Green, KY 42101.