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Mary A. Atherton

Mary A. Atherton Mary A. Atherton

Mary A. Atherton, 101, Palmyra, died Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018, at Diversicare of Providence in New Albany.
Born Aug. 18, 1917, in Ludlow, Ky., she was the daughter of the late Welby and Almina Reynolds in Ludlow, Ky.
Mary was a teacher and homemaker. She earned a bachelor’s degree in English and math from Transylvania University, was a teacher and a homemaker.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Gilliam Atherton, and a son, Hilton Atherton.
Survivors include three children, Stephen R. Atherton (Linda), Dave T. Atherton (Mary Lynn) and Martin G. Atherton (Donna); seven grandchildren, Ann Colin, Jason Atherton, April Runes, Ken Atherton, Lee Atherton, Ross Atherton and Kelli Atherton; nine great-grandchildren; and a niece, Dixie Black.
Visitation: Monday, Oct. 8, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Love Funeral Home in Palmyra.
Funeral: Monday, Oct. 8, at 1 p.m. at the funeral home with burial in the Palmyra Cemetery.
The family suggests memorial gifts to Diversicare of Providence, 4915 Charlestown Road, New Albany, IN 47150.